Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Mailbox ~ Older NOT Ancient

It's Monday. Time to visit Tilda and answer your questions. Today's email is one of the type I really dislike answering, but here goes so it's out in the open. It has to do with my age and it's a negative letter.

Jo,
Are you insane! You are talking about living off grid, continuing to write, and a host of other things after a stroke. Don't you realize that all these are warning signs of your advancing age and you just can't do it anymore? Get a grip woman! JT

My response...

Well JT, you have a right to your opinion and I'm thrilled to say that I don't agree with yours.  Insanity and age are just a state of mind. :oP

All my decisions are based on long hours of research, dreams, and logically thought out weighing both pros and cons. Ultimately, they are in the best interests for everyone involved.

On the other hand I'm the Queen of Abby Normal. All hail the Queen. Granted it's a self proclaimed title. I tend to have dreams which are doable in time. Some are far fetched but with a little ingenuity can be altered a bit with hard work but ultimately doable. I think outside the box whenever possible when faced with a wall and always have with whatever I have to work with.

Too old? Advancing years? Getting older? Can't do it anymore? Who says? I don't.
My favorite quotes are-

"If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds."
 and 
 
From the movie Galaxy Quest.
  Words to live by. I know I do.

4 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Excellent words to live by!
I'm not letting aging take me down. And you shouldn't either.

Barb Polan said...

Jo, I am in awe of you - not only is your intention of self-sufficiency admirable, you know exactly what you're in for - and you are pushing forward with your plan regardless of your physical limitations. That shows the flexibility of a YOUNG mind. YOU are not getting too old for anything.

J.L. Murphey said...

Alex-Yep they are.

Barb- Sign of a young mind or loss of brain cells with my stroke which govern common sense. :)

Lara Lacombe said...

You're only as old as you let yourself be!