We carry on with our life, head down, proceeding as we always have. It’s safe, I’ll give you that. But is that the way you want the rest of your life to go?
When we look back at our life, do we want to regret not doing something? We have all heard that when people get to the end of their life, it is what they didn’t do they regret more than what they did. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want any regrets!
I always march to the beat of my own drum. I’m not loud, but I do what is right for me. I don’t like conflict, so I don’t involve myself in arguments. But don’t ask for my opinion if you don’t want it.
I took a gymnastics class at age 30. Everybody else was under 12 years of age. I loved it.
I learned how to play soccer at 41 years of age. It was in an over 30 soccer league. That was one of the best decisions I made as I still have some of those friends today. I quit the league at 58 because it was supposed to be a league for fun, fitness, and friendship and had stopped being that.
We all have done a few things that others might question, but as we were younger, we felt more brazen.
What about now? Do you hesitate to do something someone else might laugh at or give you that ‘look’?
I Don’t Care
If you have been reading my blog posts this month, you will notice there is a common statement in a lot of them. The statement is, I don’t care.
I no longer care about how other people feel concerning what I do. I can smile politely and carry on doing what is right for me. I ignore the ‘Didn’t you get the memo? You’re retired.’
Some wonder what I am doing taking these writing courses. I tell them I am learning as fast as I can.
Are you lonely? Do you wish to have some company as you are now on your own? You need to be careful, you’re not a nidiot. This was my dad’s favorite epithet. When he was upset with someone particularly obtuse, he called them nidiots. This was a combination of an idiot and a nincompoop. Perfect!
Since you’re neither, see how comfortable you are meeting new people. Go with a friend. Check out the place first. Once COVID settles down, go to the community center. They frequently have dances or bands that like to play for seniors. You would be with people that enjoy a good time. No pressure.
What you do is your business. You don’t need anyone else’s permission. Remember the three little words that will open up your world.
I … Don’t … Care.