Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Yikes Summer is flying by!!

Living in Wisconsin we wait so long for warm weather. When it arrives it seems like it is over before I can get all the things completed I want to do.  Mind you I have no yard work or home maintenance to do. Moving to a apartment complex has simplified my life! I love it.

I'm talking about rivers to kayak, places to camp, adventures to take.  Wisconsin is a beautiful state but temp wise it can get chilly in October - too chilly to be camping for this old gal. This year our nice weather did not start until June - making our warm weather outdoor time very short.

So far this year I have kayaked quite a few nice rivers and lakes. But I always seem to want more! More adventure! Maybe the fact that as I age I see life flying by with the end in site. I know that sounds crazy ~ but it does make a difference how I look at life being 64 vrs 46.  At 46 I felt old but not that old. Now at 64 I am starting to feel old but not think old. Not thinking old but starting to feel old is a terrible thing.  I look at mountains and think sure I can climb that.....then half way up I am panting and out of breath. I think maybe I should slow down - but then the young thoughts come back and say "heck no" just get in better shape. 

Thank goodness my young side is doing most of the talking lately because the old side has been listening. So far this year I have lost 42 pounds, taken up hiking, snow shoeing, camping, kayaking, rock painting and hiding. My life consist of adventures that allow me to  explore life. 

Crazy but I get up every morning smiling, take ownership for everything I do, plan my adventures, contact friends, talk to family, live life to the fullest with my Diesel, and I am extremely THANKFUL that I am able to spend my life MY WAY.  I work at the local hospital part time in the ER Department. I work with a fantastic group of caring professionals that make going to work a pleasure instead of a burden.   I have made some amazing friends and I truly enjoy being with them. I have two friends that feel like they were meant to be my Soul Friends! 

Yes, you could say I am wearing Rose Colored Glasses and I LOVE it! My family is so supportive - my grown children never question why I do the crazy things I do. They smile and say sure Mom. My grandchildren call me the crazy Nana - they are always willing to join me in a new adventure. 

My newest adventure is Geocatching. When Geocatching became popular that was during my work till I die phase. I was climbing up the ladder of success and seem to loss track of everything else. Since I no longer am focused on a career - in fact it has been 7 years since I left that crazy chapter of my life. My 8 year old grandson and I think Geocathcing would be a perfect adventure for us.  I am in the researching process and we plan to start a hunt in September of this year.  We are both very very excited ~ it is kind of like a Treasure Hunt minus Captain Sparrow.

Life is Short ~ Every Breath is Valuable!  Please don't waste 
life on worry and unhappiness. 

Enjoy !

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