But there is an advantage with my hair. I have always had to pay a fortune to get it “frosted” or “streaked.” Now it has natural white and silver streaks so that cost has disappeared. But the savings were immediately sucked up by 7 meds I must take plus the vitamins and supplements for my joints.
Another reminder, although wonderful, is becoming a Great Aunt. Yes, my dear nephew who is in his 20’s just became a father. I now have a beautiful grandniece. I remember my great uncles and aunts and they were old. And the “Great” bothers me a bit.
Another sad thing about growing older is that your friends do, too. My dearest friend lives far away and going for a visit is becoming more difficult. She has “new” friends who are nearby, as I do. BUT it upsets me that my friend who was there when I was younger, is far away now. Visits are harder for both of us.
In summing this up, I realize why older people talk so much about the past. For me, that is when I really lived my life. Now I am in “idle” needing a good jump start. Life is too calm for me. I want an adventure. I NEED an adventure.