Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes


[quote title=”Leonard Cohen”]

Aging is the most interesting thing in life.

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I am now in my 60s. I recognize new behaviors creeping up:

  1. I worry about falling more. I grab hold of my walking partner on icy or unsteady ground; I like the safe traction of the beach or lawns.
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  3. When going out, instead of trying to figure out what type of food I want I’m really thinking ‘which restaurant has the easiest parking’?

     

  4. I’ve had botox injections.
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  6. I’ve given up learning to drive a stick shift.
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  8. I won’t drive on other side, so I won’t be driving in Australia, Ireland or Thailand.
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  10. I use an electric toothbrush.
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  12. I do more mitzvahs.

     

  13. I value family more than ever.
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  15. I do not think thong underwear is comfortable.
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  17. I won’t wear an underwire bra.
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  19. I am attracted to women with more voluptuous bodies.
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  21. I don’t have FOMO.
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  23. I stopped the serial travel.
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  25. I don’t use a top sheet.
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  27. I care less about how people judge me or where I live or my lifestyle or my dancing.
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  29. I am more cautious of the people I invest my time with.
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  31. I realize I can miss something or someone but not want it back.

 

On the other hand some things have not changed.

 

  1. I’m still looking for my dream job. I got my first real grown-up job with benefits just recently.
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  3. I work harder and am more passionate about my work today than I ever was, yet people assume I have retired.
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  5. I’m still looking for that little house in Ireland or Italy. Because I can’t afford Tel Aviv.
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  7. I engage in the internet equivalent of bar-room brawls with people on my blog or LinkedIn.
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  9. I relearned to use a sewing machine to boho my jean jackets.
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  11. I miss M every day. (A Murder-Suicide Mystery)
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  13. I still gamble on football.
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  15. I am a proud AAA member.
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  17. I illegally download anything and everything.
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  19. I like rap music.
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  21. I don’t judge weather because I enjoy it all.
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  23. I love being naked.
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  25. I hate routine.
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  27. I always notice cute guys.

 

What has stayed the same for you and what has changed?