Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. - Francis Bacon
Aging can be very stressful in the world today, especially if you have health problems, or other factors that may cause you to worry about becoming older. I don't stress about it at all. I turned 49 this year. There are some things I'm still working hard to improve on, weight management being one of them, but overall, with the gray starting to come in and all I'm loving it.
I took up running at 46. First time ever in my life that I ran more than a minute straight...I'm not kidding. I worked to get up to running five miles nonstop, and the first ailment I had from running was patellofemoral pain syndrome or runners knee. My knee hurt for days, and I thought oh my goodness, I've waited too long, I've gotten too old to start this. Then worry set in. Then I remembered I come from a long line of strong women. My grandmother gave birth to my mother at the age of 46!, and on top of that, my grandfather was almost 20 years older than my grandmother when my mother was born. My Aunt, my mother's sister was 70 years old when she got her drivers license. They lived long lives, and they got along just fine adapting to a changing world. Once that reality hit me of who I am and where I come from, I kicked worrying's ass out the door.
I'm having the time of my life; I plan on sliding into 50 like MLB players slide into home, So don't try and block me or obstruct my way because if anything stands in my way, there is going to be a collision at home plate.
BOOM! take that worriation.