Faye Kilstein

"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength."    Betty Friedan


Thoughts on aging now that I am closer to 70 than 60:

  1. I no longer obsess on the insecurities of my youth.
  2. I exercise for my health and wellbeing rather than the goal of a toned body as these bulges will probably be with me for the rest of my life
  3. I have accepted the fact that I am short and don't feel the need to wear heels or platforms (not that my feet would even tolerate them at this point)
  4. I feel comfortable wearing what I want rather than trying to impress
  5. I appreciate the friends I can count on and try to stay clear of the people that suck my energy
  6. I'm ok spending time alone and enjoy doing things spontaneously without relying on making advance plans with others
  7. If a book is not enjoyable, I'll stop reading it.
  8. I color my gray for me.
  9. I no longer berate myself for past financial mistakes. Retirement is not an option and I'm ok with that
  10. And finally, I accept that many things are out of my control, so I try my best to take one day at a time.