K Rock legend Stampsy takes a look at the small signs that your younger days are passing you by.
Getting old is inevitable. The grey hair on my head proves it (but my hair angel Steph at Brown & Co hides the evidence). Every day I’m getting closer to my pensioner card and 10% off my weekday lunch at The Telegraph.
And we all want to grow old gracefully. Or at least acquire a lil grace after years of slinging our shoes over our shoulders after the Geelong Cup. Or after tequila shots and the walk of shame down Pako after a night at Lamby’s with Dan… Sam… whatever his name is.
As you get older you aren’t always bestowed with maturity. However, I feel you do earn wisdom and the benefit of hindsight. You also begin to recognise the small signs that your younger (aka ‘I can back it up’) days are passing you by.
They aren’t the beginning of the end. Instead, it brings freedom and confidence in your life choices. You don’t need to keep up anymore. But even though we might be years away from retirement living, the aging process starts in your 30’s.
But you know what, embrace it! Bears retreat into their dens for hibernation over winter. Possums play dead to avoid responsibility. Well, it’s a defence mechanism but they choose that over running. Knowing that about them, I think the possum is my spirit animal.
You’ve earned this time in your life to do what you want to do, as long as you’re not hurting anyone. So, make yourself happy. Be adventurous. Try new things. Stay in and watch Netflix. Drink that lemongrass honey tea. Be that bear.
Just take a jacket with you if you’re going out. It’s getting colder at night.
Photo via The Simpsons