TIS’ TIME TO GROW UP. 2016/09/07
For the longest time I have either told people or written that I am just a big kid who doesn’t really want to grow up. Well it seems of late that it is catching up with me and I am going to have to start paying the fiddler.
Perhaps the penny, if it hasn’t dropped, is teetering, because on this past Monday 5 Sept. I was at my oldest daughter to get a crash course on the new “Smart Phone’ I bought. It didn’t take her long to become very frustrated with me and my attitude of “I didn’t know”. As “P” said I didn’t know because I’m to lazy to look it up and read about it. When it comes to History I will more than likely die with a History Book in my hand but when it come to other aspects of my life, such as my health, or learning new technology I retreat into my make believe dumb world that hates changes or changing. Well methinks that will not “cut the mustard” anymore.
As I approach my 74th Birthday and the beginning of my 75th year of life I am going to have to force myself to make some changes. Perhaps some radical ones. My basic fault that I have always had was ignoring what I termed “the incidental mundane things in life”, I always let others worry about them for me. First my ex-wife and then somehow they got transferred to my oldest daughter “P” when she became an adult. I just wanted to breeze along and have fun and do what I wanted to do. Yep, the great procrastinator and ignorer of what should not have been ignored.
Playing the role of the perpetual “BIG KID” doesn’t sit as well as it once did and saying “Hey I don’t want to grow up. I’m having fun” is nothing but a childish way of escaping the need for change. So with the advent of my 74th birthday it is about time I started to reassess my life and choices and reprogram my brain to start to accept the fact that I can’t continuously play the happy go lucky clown. That doesn’t mean I have to become a serious stodgy old man as that is not how I wish to be remembered. Well I have 23 pre b-day, days to start the transition, sort of a warm up period or pre-season event. I am determined to make what time I have left in this mortal coil worthwhile and hopefully there will be some fun filled times. Sorta like fallin off the wagon.