Body Update
A Hallmark Moment

Two Questions

Now that I am a “seasoned” 80-year-old, I consider myself an “expert” on life in the 70’s.  It’s a transitional decade—going from full-time work to full-time what?  Trying on some things until you see what’s right for you.  Once you find your rhythm, life in the 70’s can be terrific.

The eighties are different.  For most of us, our lives have become somewhat limited.  No matter how much we exercise and eat right, our bodies are tired of being perfect.  We have less energy.  It takes longer to do everything, and we wonder how we did all those things before in addition to our job and family responsibilities.  

The other day, I had two questions for Peter.  1.  Do you look forward to every day?  2. Do you ever feel like your health is so compromised that you want to give up? 

His answer?



Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Becky in California

I'm sure a lot of people can relate to Peter's answer!

I've been wondering how you've been adjusting to being on your own recently. You haven't written much about it. I would imagine it has been quite a change.

Best wishes to both you and Peter.


I really appreciate the way you keep charting the road ahead for me. At 78 I'm preparing for the next decade and your wise words are helping to guide my choices: In our 80s. 'our bodies are tired of being perfect'. So well put!

Thank you so much. I've printed this one out to keep me realistic during a phase when I'm feeling recovered from a few setbacks.

The comments to this entry are closed.