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Getting Older

By   /   January 9, 2012  /   Comments Off

billwallerWritten by Bill Waller. Mr. Waller is a author and contributor local blog, Southwest Georgia Politics. He enjoys writing, traveling, and researching history. He currently resides in Albany, Georgia.

 

 

I will be turning 42 within the week.  Not long ago, I thought 42 was old.  That is not so true anymore.  I once heard that old age is ten years older than you are.  If that is the case, none of us ever achieve “old age” since it is a moving target.

There are a few observations that I have made now that I am on top of the hill.  The first is that life moves fast, and it seems to move even faster the older I get.  I have a theory that the world spins faster and faster until we are eventually flung off.  The expression, “slower than Christmas” means a lot less now than it did twenty years ago.  Make the most of every day because you never know when it is your time to get flung off!

Another observation is that opinions are like elbows. (What?  That is the expression, isn’t it?)  I recently thought that my opinion and about two bucks would buy a sweet tea for you in most of the restaurants in Albany.  That is why I had recently taken a break with these articles.  However, I was surprised when I ran into a reader at the Doubegate EZ Mart who asked why I have not written for a while, and his kind words are why I am writing again.  You just never know who is watching you.

As I look back on my younger days, I think about all of the crazy dreams that I once had.  My dreams were all over the place.  I was going to be an actor—Hey I made it into a few big movies as an extra!  I was going to be a writer, and you are reading my work.  The biggest obstacles to achieving those crazy dreams are in ourselves.  It seems like it is easier to dream big when you are young, but it is never too late to reinvent yourself.

The cake seems to get sweeter as the candles grow greater.  I just hope the smoke alarms don’t go off when I blow out all of those candles!

 

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