Jaye’s Journal ~ week 5

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Nearly time, to be honest, I think, something I have been trying to ignore for some time now. It is becoming harder to pretend I am the same as I ever was.

It’s not just my general health, which, to be fair, is not brilliant. Or the eyesight, which is becoming a problem, along with arthritis.

I am talking about my brain.

Those magical grey cells that shuffle all my ideas around and manage to figure out the best way to make them work. At least, that’s what I have always imagined was going on!

Late last year, I started to notice a reluctance to come up with the goods. Things that were once simple and routine were becoming difficult and often forgotten completely.

We make excuses for this all the time. Stress, tiredness, or life daring to get in the way. But I think I knew the writing was appearing on that proverbial wall. Well, the first few words, anyway.

My family are very supportive and continue to be amazed but what I have learned and what I can still do, bless them. They say it is normal to slow down a little at 75 years of age.

Now, my hackles usually rise at the mention of my age and slowing down, but it is probably time I acknowledged that I am the elephant in the corner of the room and that it might be time to start to act accordingly.

Time to have a serious think about the future, and what we can actually achieve. It might well be time we slowed down, but frustration has other ideas.

There is still so much we want to do, so much more of the fun stuff to learn and enjoy.

Seriously though, I do appreciate the need to slow down a bit, but I’m sure that won’t spoil all the fun we are having!

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16 thoughts on “Jaye’s Journal ~ week 5

  1. Good on you for mentioning your age. I rarely mention mine though I will be 70 in a few weeks. Gosh – where does a lifetime go and what do we do as things begin to change and we are not the people we once were? More and more I’m finding the answer lies in creativity – in stringing words together to make stories and poems for as long as we are able and putting colours together to make pictures. Making music if we have that gift. It is creativity that can carry us forward into the unknown I think.

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