Fear of Aging? Badass Aging is Here!
Recently I was asked to write a guest post for a site directed at people over 60. I’m not just guessing the demographic, the site is titled, “Sixty and Me.” But people of any age can bask in the glory of these inspiring people. They invited me to write after seeing my children’s book about today’s awesome grandparents. As they requested I wrote about the new face of grandparents and how much today’s grandparents are unlike any grand generation preceding them. I asked readers to compare themselves to their own grandparents and boy did they.
I think I’m pretty fabulous, overall, in terms of getting older. Being the age I am is turning out to be better than I anticipated. I see myself as someone who neither looks nor acts my age. (Often to the dismay of those around me!) I figured I was ahead of the aging curve, certainly compared to others my age. Oh did I have to eat my conceit! After I read the responses to my article and saw what some of these “grands” are doing I felt like I had a long way to go in order to catch up with what’s really possible while aging. Click the link to meet just a few of these folks. I promise your fear of aging will drop off precipitously when you read about what’s waiting for you in a few (or way more) years! There’s 74-year-old “Truck Driving Grandma,” who just took up drag racing. There’s the grand old enough to have a 17-year-old grandson who just started skiing in order to prove, “age is just a number.” Read about the grand who’s subbing at her grandkids’ school as the GYM TEACHER! In her spare time she runs half marathons with her grandkids!
And, it’s not just what these people do in their later years. It’s more about the attitude they do it with. They’re upbeat, they’re not just living, they’re doing it with gusto. They’re downright badass.