“Don’t Say I’m Getting Older, Cause I’ll Say It When I Do” – Judah and the Lion
Please watch the video before you read my babble….
I heard this song and instantly replayed it three times and searched for the lyrics, because I’m positive they sang directly to ME. As we get older, priorities change in our lives, and this captures the notion that we should follow our hearts and dreams before it’s too late. I think I’ve gotten more rebellious, sarcastic, and empowered as I’ve aged? I’m not afraid to go for what I want.
“I AIN’T TRADING MY DREAMS FOR NO 401K” – When I decided to cut back medicine to two days a week in order to write, I was immediately able to take a deep breath, my palpitations lessened, and then smile with the satisfaction that I made the right decision. There is no money in writing (for now), but there is fulfillment.
I just learned that my cousin is taking a three month sabbatical to travel with his wife and children to the National Parks (way to go Brent!), and I can’t think of a better education and experience. In a world where watching the daily news can trigger PTSD, reconnecting with family, nature, and seeing the good of the world will help us to persevere.
“EVERYBODY I KNOW, EVERYBODY I KNOW IS GROWING OLD TOO QUICKLY. AND I DON’T WANNA GO, SO HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO SLOW IT DOWN, SO I CAN FIGURE OUT WHO I AM” – Priorities.
If it’s a matter of a work-related event or your child’s concert – choose the child.
If you need to mow the lawn, but your kids invite you over for a cookout – the lawn can wait.
If you’re tired and would rather go to bed, but the neighbors invite you for a gathering to enjoy the sunset – you can sleep tomorrow.
Life is short, and “SOME OF US JUST HOPING THE WORLD WILL MOVE MORE SLOWLY.”
“SO DON’T SAY I’M GETTING OLDER – CAUSE I’LL SAY IT WHEN I DO.” This song/post was not meant to be a downer that we’re all gonna die blah, blah, blah… it was meant to be an anthem to get up, get moving, and enjoy the life we are blessed to be living before it slips away.
Thanks for reading Pat’s Chat.