I'm 68 years old and retired at 62. I lost my wife almost 6 years ago to ovarian cancer after 34 years of marriage. Of course she's still gentle on my mind but I've moved on.
I haven't put on weight, watch little television, exercise daily, take no medications, and I've found that adventure begins at the end of my comfort zone.
I backpacked... yes, backpacked in Estonia, Finland, Russia and throughout Ukraine. I met a beautiful woman in Berlin who traveled with me for almost a year. I have plane tickets to Buenos Aires in February but only as a stop on my way to Ushuaia and Antarctica.
I say this only to say that we limit ourselves. "OMG I could never do that!" "Well, that's a little outside my comfort zone." I hear that often. But, our limitations are often self induced. We fear that which we don't know or understand. We fear our age. We fear what others may say or think about us. We fear being alone.
But you must make your own adventure! Take control. Life is an uneven business and the truth is no one is coming to save you. You will die waiting for the turn of a friendly card.
Don't let today be the best day you'll experience...
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