Never thought I’d live this long. So I didn’t prepare for it. I burned through my pension, my savings and most of my physical well being. I thought. But these days I run like a kid, train like an animal and sleep like a baby.
I’m lighter, smarter and quicker on the draw than ever. When asked my age I say, “72, so they tell me.”
My comprehension skills have only gotten better. I’m maxing tests on first attempt that have a 75% fail rate. Having been voted “worst absentee student” year after year, (when I did show up), I seem to be a Rhodes Scholar now. Inquiring minds would like to know, “what gives?”
My seventies are looking like my best decade ever. I don’t suffer all the petty silliness I endured most of my life. I have real problems, not imaginary ones. I can go to bed relatively angst free after a long day and trust my next day’s intuition to figure things out.
Dash that image in your head of what a septuagenarian is supposed to look like, and like me, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
I owe my present state of existence to physical training, a curious mind and eating right. Simple as that. Increased blood flow helps cognitive skills as well.
I would tell anyone looking into their future that these are valuable and productive years and that you should never outlive your body.
Take care of your contraption because your gonna need it for your very own “70s Show”