Getting Older Does Not Suck!

Getting older does not suck!

Up until this point, I have never revealed my age. I’ve dreaded the aging process.

But, a few weeks ago I celebrated my 69th birthday by throwing myself a Margaritaville Party.  Drinks. A shrimp boil. Jimmy Buffett songs.  Oh, and the obligatory Caribbean-style flowered shirt.

So, I wanted to celebrate my turning 69 by sharing with you a short list of some of the things that I know to be true:

  1. Getting older is a gift.
  2. Losing weight is not a life purpose.
  3. High heels hurt.
  4. We outgrow some of our friendships.
  5. We need guilty pleasures.
  6. Investing in art and music is NOT a guilty pleasure – they are a line item for me.
  7. I can enjoy a meal without posting it on social media.
  8. I have an issue with “cheap” people.
  9. Giving back “anonymously” feels awesome.
  10. You only get a birthday if you are alive.

Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I now want people to know “why” I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren’t paved.