I'm not young anymore although I keep thinking of myself as a "little kid" who still hasn't figured out what I want to be when I grow up. I simply have this mindset that keeps my head in my 3rd or 4th decade and not where it's supposed to be. Now that's not a bad thing, except that I have kids older than that.
Every once in a while I think back over the years, remembering the path my life has taken and I smile contentedly at how that journey has gone. It's been an amazing, interesting, exciting, and joyful ride along with many somber & mournful times interspersed. If I had to pick one phrase that would describe that ride I would choose "laughing my ass off" the whole way through.
I bring this stuff up because I'm hoping I'm just in the "autumn of my life" and not the "winter," and because I've been sick for the first time in a very long time. Consequently, my thoughts about the future run the gamut from a bit of trepidation to very hopeful.
To those of my friends and relatives who are around my same age, I assume you've all had thoughts pretty much like mine. Warren and I have been pretty healthy for most of our lives and we try to do all the things to keep us that way. When there's a blip on the road, it brings you "up short," makes you assess what you're doing and then make the necessary adjustments.
I'm feeling much better now but I resolve to take even better care of myself. I still have much of my journey to go and hope the ride will be full of good health and, with Warren's usual help, it's going to be one full of giggles all the way.