I am absolutely petrified of getting old.... who isn't?
I am petrified of losing the use of my limbs and my memory and having to rely on others to do what I've been doing myself all my life.
Recently I have been thinking about life in a different way. I have started using a new mantra.... I know how new age hippy of me.
My new mantra:
'Find the positives in every negative'
Not as easy as it sounds really, sometimes the negatives out way the positives but with the idea of everything having something positive inside it, even if it is hidden away in the corner, you can smile and see things in a different way.... even if the positives are absolutely bonkers and made up, if it makes you smile who cares.
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Not so LITTLE OLD ME
So, now with my new positive out of the negatives of getting old, this is what I am looking forward to when I get old, what I want to be like...
I want to be the type of old lady who says things that shock you.
One that still drinks a pint at the bar with the old boys and discusses the footy.
One that sneaks a bottle of vodka into her room to have with the girls whilst the nurses aren't watching.
One that amazes you with stories of her life.
One that you aren't sure whether she's having a laugh when she says she once dated David Beckham (false) or that she once had tea with an astronaut (true).
One that has races with her mates on the stair lift in the nursing home.
One that breaks the bath seat for the elderly and blames it on Ella in the next room.
One that tells her family that she misses them but in fact is having the time of her life in a home where her mates are.
One that is living her life to the full until her final days are here.
I AM GOING TO ROCK AS AN OLD PERSON.
I am going to carry on with my mantra until the end of my days.... the positive out of being old is:
You can be who you want to be and get away with it.... what is there not to love.
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