Some things have been happening that make me wonder. Things I saw in elderly people when I was a kid. (Elderly to a kid could mean 40. Now it clearly is at least 20 years old than I am and maybe even older than that.)
You can make me feel better by saying that you suffer from the same things. This will only work if you are under 30.
✔ I get cold between 2 and 3 p.m. every afternoon. I have memories of an “elderly” relative wearing heavy wool sweaters during the summer. It goes away around 5 p.m. when I get my daily hot flash. (Damn things should be good for something!) I even get this to some extent during the heat of the summer. My hoodie is my best friend.
✔ People are mumbling more these days. They don’t speak up especially at the end of a sentence. I have to ask them to repeat themselves and they say the first part extra loudly drifting off at the end (again). What’s wrong with them?
✔ I like my music loud (in my head) but the first thing I do is turn it down because it’s giving me a headache. (It’s really hard to bounce and dance to swinging tunes like “Mony, Mony” unless it’s LOUD!)
✔ I want to do anything until the day of. Then I wonder why on earth I agreed to do that? I have to change clothes and put on makeup (sort of). This doesn’t include eating. I am always ready to eat – anytime, anywhere (mostly). Perhaps I’m just a spontaneous type of person now.
✔ There is nothing as pleasurable as a nice nap except a nice mocha latte. Stretching out at that time of day when you used to be in “one of those” business meetings and just dozing off. There was a time I worried about missing out on something. Now I believe that “it” will find me and I will be refreshed and ready to go.
Are these symptoms of aging? No, can’t be. I’m not 90 yet.
So click on this video and see if you can turn it up LOUD and dance around (even in your chair!). It’s worth it just for the outfits.