Billy Connolly once said, “One day you bend over and you groan, you never did it before, but you always do it from that moment on.’
It’s funny how age creeps up on you. But I believe you can think yourself old. I try to think myself young. Which means that I have to listen to some people ask me, ‘Aren’t you a bit old to do that?’ 😂 But I am very, very lucky as I haven’t got any health issues (yet!) I guess genes have something to do with it? My 6 uncles lived to a ripe old age. One was running marathons until he was 82 and another was horse riding until he was 80. The seventh son is in the photo granny is holding as he’d emigrated to Canada.
My dad was the only one who didn’t make it. (Far right) He had a brain tumour at 58. But that was apparently caused by the noise of the guns at El Alamein, so we can book that down to Adolf Hitler.
I have found though, that I am doing a lot more than I used to and that’s an age thing. It’s a race against time. I’m trying to fit in as much as I can, the clock is ticking, ‘tick, tock.’ I’ve got 91,000 words of a second novel written. This one is a love story and I might offer a refund to anyone who doesn’t cry after they’ve read it 😂 Now there’s a sales gimmick.
So, do you have any tricks you use to stop yourself ageing, I wonder?