Saturday, June 18, 2011

Is There Such A Thing As Too Old?

     Let me think on this, I'm 59 ( that is the first and last time that info will be spoken of) I'm too old for roller skating. I know because the last time I had a really bad fall I broke my left ankle and my right foot. I was in a wheel chair for months, with casts on both legs. Not an experience I want to repeat. Oh, did I mention that was over 10 years ago, and it was because I had a stroke when I was taking my first step down of 3 steps. I take vitamins and drink lots of milk but I don't trust my bones to take another bad fall.Although I was a great roller-skater as a kid, I think maybe I may have lost some of that skill since the last time I skated I was in my 20"s.
     Last year I thought bike riding would be great exercise for me and I could join a friend who is older and bike rides all the time. When I got on my brand new bike for some reason I was a tad bit wobbly. But I pushed ahead, you know, "like riding a bike, you never forget how",  either that statement is not true or I'm too old to ride a bike, Oh, did I mention this, while riding my new bike, I fell twice, I fell into grassy areas and I believe that is what saved me from more broken bones.After a year my bike is still waiting for a rider. Could I be too old to be out riding a bike? I'm not saying that others my age or older are too old, I'm saying it's possible that Me,myself and, I , might be too old.
     On another note, every day when I get up, My dog and I go out for a 2 mile walk. This walk takes place without fail, despite the weather, or what ever the condition my health may be. because my dog will do his business only on these walks, not at home. So if it is pouring down rain, or freezing out, we walk anyway. (Just so you know, my dog has a responsible human who picks up after him)  Later in the afternoon he needs another walk so we take a shorter walk then.  I mention this to say, it's not like I'm living a completely sedentary life.
     I'm not too old for most things,  I live a very active lifestyle. But even at that I know so many people older than myself that can run races around me. When I took over the Captains position of the great Boomers
Team I tried to look at everything from my perspective as a Senior, disabled person, who myself happen to be on 13 teams . As I thought about what I wanted to do and where I wanted to take the team it could only come from my own perspective. Fulfilling the needs of the team members has been priority.  I am a baby boomer and the changes that are taking place are good for me and what's most important, I am capable of doing these things without hurting myself. In other words, I'm not too old and not too young or too energetic for the boomers.
     I'm sure the rest of you are also on other teams as I am. Quite frankly I am on so many teams for the purpose of Promoting. I am here to sell my Jewelry and soon my paintings.But Boomers is home for me now and I have tried to make it a home for everyone else. I have created Social Threads that are just for chatting because I know that is what is important to many of you. I have added some threads for critiquing, and I've tried to make the promotion threads as easy to understand and use as possible. I've put up a thread where you can directly speak to me if your conversations are not of a personal nature,  you can always convo me instead. You also can speak to our one team leader FernHollowFinds and you already know how great she is.
     Is there such a thing as too old? I don't know. It's relative. As for the members on this team, you all amaze me, Some of you are still working full time and then you create your works of art and create and run your shops, and you get your shops and yourselves onto these teams. I do think most of us have a tendency to feel put upon when we are asked for anything more then we're already giving. When that happens I guess we  have to weigh it out, and see what happens on your personal scale. I have a scale where I put these ideas in the palms of my hands, this is how mine looks; one hand-a team that is doing nothing for me, on the other hand-a team that is serving it's purpose and is helping me to earn money, BUT it involves changes.                   
     Only you can decide if the changes are worth the pay-off


  1. I agree. Boomers feels like my "home" team.
    Thanks for all your work on behalf of the team, Marilyn! You are an inspiration for us all.

    LeAnn aka pasqueflower

  2. NO! Your not to old. None of us are TOO old and none of us will ever be TOO old. That's because we are of the BOOMER Generation. We live life to it's fullest, fit in as much as we can rock and rolling all the way. ROCK ON Boomers!

  3. I subscribe to the philosophy that age is just a number and does not define us. Our spirit does that!