I'm not getting older, I'm getting smarter. I love the fact that I have those dreaded high school years behind me. I wouldn't want to trade places with kids these days at all. I have completed the task of successfully raising a child and watching him grow through high school and college. Whew! That was rough. Now I get lots and lots of me time. I get to do what I want and say what I want and get away with it.
I don't have a problem at all getting older. I feel more free than ever to speak my mind. I now understand my parent and grandparents. My grandmother had this way of telling a person off whilst being politically correct. You can't necessarily learn that from a book, it comes with age. I now have that power and knowledge. I am not afraid to tell someone no and not worry that I might hurt their feelings. Again, I can do what I want and say what I mean.
When family asks if I will watch all of the little ones at reunions I can say no. That job is now up to the older kids of the bunch. I don't have to pick up after anyone at family dinners. It's my turn to sit around and have the big kids bring me a drink or snack. It's great. This is the life.
No more sharing my popcorn at the movies. No more talking or noise during my favorite shows. I can walk around the house in my birthday suite and not hear a peep about it. I can listen to talk radio and jazz without complaint. I can read the Sunday paper in piece and quiet. I can sneak to the refrigerator in the middle of the night and know that my stash of chocolates are right where I left them along with the left overs from my favorite restaurant.
Yes, I live alone. No husband and no kids. That is the life I live as I get older. I have freedom to roam the countryside if I choose. If by chance I get a little lonely, I'll join a singles club and frolic about if I want. Getting older is freedom.