Most of my family and extended family live well past their eighties. If that is true for me, I have plenty of time to reinvent myself but I have to get to it.
I had one successful career and was a darn good mother to my three, but there is much I still want to accomplish. I am not about to sit on my laurels, and I refuse to be pigeon-holed by how others see me.
I am not too old to rock and roll (or Nae Nae, though my knees and hips yell out, “Osteoarthritis, yo!), and I have always made goals and gone after them.
I love to learn. I try to keep healthy and positive and spiritual. I constantly struggle to be a better person; I fail and then try again.
What do I have planned for this next chapter in my life?
Another career or two, another go at nurturing the younger ones in my family, another life lesson to face.
The fountain of youth is not magic. It is keeping a youthful spirit. It is tenacity and a positive outlook. It is striving to be physically, emotionally, and spiritually active and healthy.
I am not through with this life just yet.