Hey Mitzi my dear,
While I am most certainly of an age, I would encourage you in every way to consider entrepreneurship. I’m rebooting a business again this year, and the only thing holding me back is not enough hours in the day. I just wrote an article today about the lies we’re told about aging, and the options we all have to rewrite that particular script. If there is one prescription for aging well, it’s a light heart, which you most certainly have. I agree with all your points, but I might add this emphasis on a couple: the extraordinary potency of regular and consistent movement, good food choices, and lots of reasons to be grateful. They all add up to happiness, joy, increased flexibility and the ability to deal with the various bumps and bruises that come with time. You are a writer. Dream accomplished. As in, it is never too late to start over again, doing anything. That’s what keeps us young. I am forever amazed, delighted and inspired by people who don’t let age define them, or keep them from thing something new. You also make a really good point about friends- my guess is that with your younger friend you are serving also as a mentor. This is one of the gifts we get to give as we age. My mentor just passed recently, she was 93. The torch gets passed, and suddenly we’re holding it. Like you are. Life never gets boring. We just evolve with it.