I turn 73!

When I turned 52…mmm ;p

Cake tastes like all heavenly sugars and smells like all sweet flavors you put in it.

I enjoy it, you do, they do, we all do. What’s left then? The candles. The number they represent, is it just an angle the way you or I see it?

I am in my late 20s, and I confess that sometimes when I wake up in the morning I just wish I was much older, like 73! Why 73? Why not. Why not 70? or 75? Haha too plain, too mainstream, well 73 sounds like well thought, like I know what I am talking about, but the truth is I don’t. However it sounds kind of cool, because people can’t help asking the questions above. C’mon didn’t you? ;p

Now, why do I want to be suddenly much older? Because, seems I have somehow managed to persuade myself that things will be much easier for me then.

I won’t be shrinking and stretching my brain with existential dilemmas. I hope, at that age I will probably have a few things figured out. I hope, I will be telling my grandson/s or granddaughter/s (I prefer the second :D, but regardless of the gender I will love them the same <3) stories about my adventures when I was younger or when I was their age.

I wish I will be one of those grannies that have a story to tell for almost everything and for that I will certainly need a well-trained memory, let’s see how that will turn out…

I hope however, that growing old is not a painful process for me. Yes, I have noticed these almost invisible little wrinkles on my face, and some traces of grey hair, and I am still thinking to dye it or not, but nothing particularly dramatic so far. Hhmm… maybe it’s still too early.

Is there a training to grow old peacefully? I really don’t want to risk the opposite.

Anyway, the only painful thing about the time passing by, is that I want to do lots of things and I am slowly making it happen (the good thing is I have my goals and working hard to achieve them), but I wonder sometimes “Isn’t it a bit too slowly? This progress of mine?” or “I won’t have enough time to do this or that, before turning 30/40/50!!” and so on.

I really believe, that being older will mean, that I will be less stupid! 😀 I will be more knowledgeable and more experienced, although I am, although slowly (again slowly) as patience is not one of my strengths, I still remind myself that I need it and to work on it, so yeah, when I will be 73, maybe I will have some more of it… and when the question “What will I need it for when I will be 73?”pops up the only answer I have, is:

“I really don’t know. But maybe, if someone will ask for my advice or opinion, I guess the word “patience” will still be part of the package and well, maybe I will have some wise words to say about it. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?”


Tell me what do you think about it. Have you ever wondered about your older self in the future? Do you wonder of your past when you were much younger and how things turned up for you?

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xoxo #kristinakoti


12 thoughts on “I turn 73!”

  1. More often than not, aging seems to be a notion which begs more fear than acceptance. This is an interesting perspective.

    Yet enriching nonetheless.

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  3. I wish that the life of every old person is 'peaceful' but unfortunately it's not. It's an ongoing "struggle" in the so-called life. I do not fear getting old, I only hope my life as an old person be as nice as described on your post.

  4. pretty good take on the word. yes it does make me wonder if things would be easier as I age or not. I think each age has it's pros and cons. When you are a baby, you are waited on and all you have to do is cry, but think about it, you have to rely on others all the time, and at times adults don't get why you are crying, give you a bottle when you want them to change your nappy. I just turned 50 this year. I think it's not a bad age. It's an age where you body hasn't completely given up on you and you are also in a mind set that you don't give a damn about public opinion. My mum is 72 and doing great. Physically I mean, but for some others by that age things start to deteriorate. So I guess, what seems hard at a certain age is a breeze at other times, but something else is an issue. Anyway you have made us think and open an conversation.

    1. Wow thank you Uma, for reading me and commenting 🙂
      I absolutely agree with you, and I also agree that we have to enjoy our current age and make the most out of it, but it's also true that we wonder about our futures, constantly. That's part of our nature and can't really help it. I hope when I turn 50 (for real) to feel good in my shoes and the same when I turn 72 or 73 (for real), that however does also depend a lot on how I lead my life now.
      Thank you again <3

  5. I spend a lot of time with people over the age of 70. A few are over 100. Many of the them have dementia, but I also facilitate conversation groups with elders who are growing old with their cognitive abilities in tact...well mostly! They are wise. They are gleeful. They are living in the moment. They usually have a smile on their face. They have wonderful stories to tell. They are content with their lives. They will help you feel like you are walking on a cloud. At least, that's how I feel after spending time with them. Even the folks with dementia have much to offer in the way of living life with an attitude of gratitude. I would recommend spending time with people in the 3 and 4 phases of their lives. We can only hope to simply "just be" as they are.

    1. I agree, I can only hope to simply "just be" as they are. They look happy, and that's what people look for, that's what I look and hope for and my post is about wondering if I will be that grateful, smiling and happy. ?


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