What Works?

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.”

― John Quincy Adams


Different things work for different folks. That’s pretty much  a given. I always respect that what works for me, will not necessarily work for everyone else. This is especially true when it comes to the facing big life milestones.

Ask anyone. Ask the folks over at AARP. They’ve been directing us to disrupt aging for a long as I’ve been a member. That’s a very long time.

 I disrupt aging in my own special way. I have a plan.  If you know me, you know I have a plan, of course.

When I moved into the fifty bracket–and no one can convince me this is/was the new  forties, I chose to stop coloring the gray hair. Who knew that in ten short years gray hair would be hip. Certainly not me. I made the decision based on finances and personal time allotment.

I wore my hair short, and it grows fast; consequently I needed a haircut every four to five weeks. Not to bad, but at $37 a pop, a little pricey. Having short hair colored. A whole different ballgame. Highlights, low-lights–remember it’s an aging population and the goal is to look younger, right?

Nah. If I let my hair go natural I could take a cruise every year! Yea!

So, what’s the alternative?

I took down all the mirrors. 

I know you’re wonder…what the H*ll is she thinking?

I was thinking if I couldn’t see the progress age made, I would feel better and behave more like I felt, than how I looked.

The problem, I forgot how much I aged and did a lot of things I probably shouldn’t be doing.  Oh well. You live you learn. I still don’t miss the mirrors.

Next time:

More on how women of a certain age progress without losing their sanity or their sense of humor.

On June 15-17 My latest thriller, Return to Angels Cove, will be offered on Amazon at a reduced price. Check it out.

Published by Ane Ryan Walker

Ane recently retired from travels with her personal Romance Hero Husband and settled in Northern Alabama. They're still enjoying adventures, romance, and the great outdoors. She writes about those travels and her new adventures settling in the country, writing, and romance in the age of the pandemic.

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