So, here I am the day after turning 50 and I’m still here, I’m still kicking and all in all I’m doing okay.
I had a phone call last night with someone who was asking me about my “revelations upon turning fifty,” I had to say that, apart from what I shared yesterday, I have none.
I still believe that as you get older, or perhaps at any age, it is necessary to do something to challenge yourself physically and something to challenge yourself mentally.
Keep your mind and body active or you will just waste away, at least that is what I have observed from watching other people grow older.
I am still holding onto the vision of the people still active and doing all kinds of wonderful things up to their nineties. That sounds like a good life to me.
I have gone through the “what am I doing with my life” questioning earlier, as in that is what sparked me on this journey, to debt freedom and beyond.
It was the thought of facing mandatory retirement still buried in debt that chilled my heart and made me finally face up to the fact that I had to tackle my debt and now!
Once I got myself debt free, I could start to imagine and plan for life after debt freedom, as in what lays beyond paying off all of your debts.
No, it does not include getting more debt, that’s like quitting drinking and then celebrating by going out and getting drunk. Why would you do that?
Seriously, I am still working on my plan, that plan towards establishing that town, that community, so I can help break the cycle of never ending debt for many people.
That and I want to live a sustainable, low-pollution, low-cost, lifestyle, being surrounded by nature . . . call me crazy.
I will get there, one step at a time, one payday at a time, but I will try to get out more and enjoy the process.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward
(And don’t let them burry me, I’m not dead yet.)