The decisions I make at 70 will differ from those I made at 60. Post Covid 19, the way we look at life changes even more. Adapting to the new normal, we can stay positive and welcome all opportunities for remaining joyful and vibrant. We have earned the right to be cheerful.
Challenging adventures and travel bring joy and a sense of accomplishment and achievement, essential for a feeling of wellbeing. These activities may be curbed for people above the age of 65, denying us rich experiences and the benefits that go with it. We need to find new learning experiences in music, language, hobbies and knowledge enhancement which will bring a sense of accomplishment and help keep mental agility.
It will be fun venturing into activities and challenges that go beyond my comfort zone.
Staying fit is mandatory. My favourite modes of fitness are cycling and walking/jogging. I love these outdoor routines and don’t expect restrictions for extended lengths of time. I dream of participating in challenging events at eighty and hope to be fit enough to compete with a few months of additional training when the need arises. Lurking at the back of my mind is the urge to complete a full marathon as soon as possible.
The digital world is a haven of information, learning opportunities, games and other entertainment. Digital literacy and comfort helps broaden our engagement with the world and staying connected with family and friends, very necessary facets of life.
My spiritual journey is a constant source of inspiration and self-development. A few decades of practicing Nichiren Buddhism has given me a beautiful life philosophy and a sense of purpose in life. I need to do more community and social service. It’s difficult to find the right platform, but I will challenge myself with the help of friends and organisations I know.
The next steps in the journey are to decide, with clarity, all that I aspire to achieve in this decade. With tons of gratitude for all the splendid things in life, I look forward to the years to come.
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