Am I Still Carefree and Adventurous?
Friday, June 24, 2011
Our lives go through stages.
As children we are innocent and carefree.
Later we become teenagers, not so innocent anymore but still pretty carefree.
Our young adult lives are filled with getting ahead, raising families. Some of that carefree attitude gets lost. We have to assume responsibilities.
Later the mid life years or baby boomer years sneak up on us.
We are more established now. Still have a lot of responsibilities but the carefree attitude is started to re-emerge .
We think about buying a faster car. Maybe a sport car. We go to the gym a lot more to stay in shape. It's not unusual to have a little nip and tuck to keep looking younger. We might get more adventurous in out activities. Trips to far away places. Diving in Bimini, sky diving. We seem ready to take a chance again.
As the senior years approach do we still feel adventurous? Are we still feeling a little reckless? Does the idea of driving a sport car with the top down and the wind in our hair sound like fun or just a crazy thing to do?
I always wondered about getting old and how I would feel about things that I had done in my earlier years.
I was always a little reckless . adventurous and carefree.
I loved fast cars. Fast motorcycles, anything that traveled fast.
I loved fast men too.
And put a handsome Italian man on a fast motorcycle and me on the back, hanging on, with the wind blowing , coming down off the mountain above Sorrento looking down on the crystal blue water, hundreds of feet down a cliff and I am having the rush of all time. That is exciting, adventurous and thrilling.
That is something I used to do regularly when I lived and visited in Italy.
But that was back in the 1980's ,a long time ago.
My life has been much more sedate these last years.
That's why to my surprise today as I waited for a light I saw a man on a motorcycle, "hog" , (Harley Davidson) All dressed in black on his shinny black Harley. He was behind some traffic and it was going to slow, with the natural easy he swing out , leaning to the side and roared off into the open lane. Leaving all the car traffic standing still. They seems like they were standing still.
My heat leaped and I longed to jump on the back and feel the rush as he speed forward, on the open road.
So my questioned was answered. At least I haven't lost the carefree spirit. The adventurous desire to do things that I used to do.
Age hasn't changed me. Maybe a little wiser. But still the dare devil. I still want to experience the trills of fast cars, boats, motorcycles. Yes and even men.
I want to dive off the boat into the deep blue seas off Positano.
I want to snorkel of St Croix.
I want to ski the big runs at the ski resorts.
I might even go sky diving. Maybe not alone ,in tandem.
I have discovered I am still the person I used to be. A little older, wiser but still adventurous and very much young in heart and mind.
I might have traded in the young handsome Italian for an older still handsome American/Spaniard. I will still be able to experience all the adventure I want, for he is just as adventurous as I am.
There is a saying "Birds of a feather flock together"/ That is very true in my BF and my case. We are so in tune to many of the same likes and dislikes.
It's as if he was ordered special just for me. I made a wish and there he was.
I can't imagine sitting back and letting life pass me by.
I have so many more places to visit .
Many more activities I want to do.
I feel like my life has just been on hold for a while, now I am back, strong and more ready than I ever was to continue living my life my way.
Today as I was doing my workout on the machines. I think how strong my body is becoming. I have muscles that I never knew existed.
Later during water aerobics, I did two class today for 2 hours. I kept thinking as I did the ski movements , how that was getting me ready for this winter when we go back to Aspen. I will do more than the beginners slope this winter.
Back in the 60's I dived off the Great Barrier Reef. My BF and I are planning a trip next year, I want to dive there again. Bf has never been there so it will be a exciting time for both of us. We are then going on to some island in the South Pacific. Islands that I have never been to.
So I have lots to look forward too.
One thing I refuse to do is get old in mind . I will continue to enjoy all life has to offer as long as I am still breathing.
Today the gym was having the shower rooms repaired. They were closed from 8:00 am to 10.00 tonight.
So in order to get in my workouts I went in early to do the machines, got nice and sweaty then got in the pool for two water aerobics classes.
I did get luck and got to use the family dressing or handicap room as there was hardly anyone around. So I did get a shower. But had to make it fast, so my girlfriend could come in next.
We had so much room in the pool today got to move around a lot. Margie our instructor really worked us hard. We did a lot of moving back and forth.
I didn't get to the AT & T store for the camera phone. I have an upgrade coming, the first of the month, so will wait to use it.
I weighted today and am almost at my goal weight.
I am not going to rush it. I will get there when I get there.
Nothing will change, unless I eat a little more so I won't lose any more weight.
When I get to that goal weight it will be the first time in over 25 or more years that I have been that slim,
It seems unreal sometimes.
I sit here in my office chair and I have so much room.
I remember the old chair . It was a heavy duty chair . But I learned back in it one day and it broke.
I don't have to worry about that anymore.
Well the day is almost over.
Titan wants another walk, so of course I will take him out.
Thought for today:" A good life deserves a good old age."
Take care, stay positive.
Peace and Love