50…and counting!

Thanks to everyone who has reminded me how old I have become.  Most people hate aging…I personally find it quite enjoyable.  Let that one brew a little.  Life is all about perspective and we get to choose what viewpoint that is.  Choose wisely my friends.  🙂

Fortunately my progression is slower than most, but I have lost over 40 lbs. of muscle during the past two years, which comes with its consequences.  I can walk and talk, both needing more effort and concentration.  The amount of thought that I put into just walking is somewhat comical and I now know what it is like not to be athletic.  Talking requires more muscles than I would have ever guessed.  I now speak methodically and use an amplifier when needed.  My airline pilot voice rocks.  The reactions I get during conversation from people who do not know me can be amusing.  Trust me, you do not need to speak more loudly.  The result of all of this progression has caused my empathy levels to skyrocket, allowing me to center myself when I go off course.

Life is good…I am getting old!