Color changing ring I made.
I stayed in a rickety 500-year-old house on a Croatian island for 3 days. This is the view from the kitchen.
I wanna be a 34 year old college student! Man, that would be so much fun.
Hell, just being 34 again would be cool.
It’s honestly the life man. Being retired in general is an amazing feeling; going to school is an added blessing. I couldn’t have imagined how free I would feel.
For many going back to school, you have to juggle a job, a family, friends, and other obligations… and the added expense of paying for college (in the USA). So yeah, if you’re in a situation where you’re well supported to go back full time, that’s a real win. Enjoy it!
Ain’t that the truth! Some of us hit a decent genetic lottery, while others don’t. I know a guy in his 50’s who is dealing with all sorts of chronic issues and he’s not overweight, generally took good care of himself. I’m in decent shape for my age, enough that I feel younger. More or less like I’m in my mid 40’s… if it wasn’t for graying hair, some hair loss, and spider-veins appearing in various places! Oh and itchy shins in the winter time. They say it’s sebaceous glands shrinking or drying out. Yeah, definitely a sign of aging!
I’ve aged pretty well but I think it’s a combination of genetics, lifestyle, and mentality. I have a few childhood friends that I still talk to daily and we often joke about how there’s no way our fathers were like us when they were this age. They seemed like old men by the time they were in their 30s. We still feel like the exact people. Maybe as children you don’t really know your parents like their friends do.
Anyway. It wasn’t until this past year or so that I started being able to feel the aging somewhat. The other day I went to jump across a ditch and I didn’t get nearly as much air and clearance as I had in my mind.
Up until recently I was still starting every morning at the skate park, skiing competitively, etc. It mostly stopped due to having a baby. (Yes having a baby in your 40s is awesome!)
I‘m about to turn 35, and I don‘t think I’ve aged at all, judging by the fact that my mom still says I’m a very handsome boy.
But does she still call you by your first and middle name when you don’t say please and thank you?
Those are the magic words, you know.