I applied for Medicare the other day. Medicare, that’s for old people! But wait, I am old people.
65 is a big one. 4 or 5 months before you have your 65th birthday, companies start sending you all sorts of offers to buy their Medicare supplement. I could hold a nice bonfire with the offers I’ve already gotten, Many are from companies I’ve never even heard of and would like to not hear from again.
Aches and pains start about 60, lol, and get worse as you go; be warned. Tylenol is a good thing! But with a good attitude, you can keep doing the things you did before, just not as fast, or not as long, with more rest periods in between. Well sometimes the rest periods are pretty long……….
There are more senior citizen discounts after 65! Somewhere in there your hair gets grayer and blends out with the brown in an interesting array of colors.
The best thing about it is……….I am going to retire at the end of this year! I am excited about that. I love what I do, and the agency I work for and the people I work with, but I’ve been working a long time, and I’m tired. I’m tired of a regimented life, alarm clocks, packing lunch, and having to go out for all day when it’s 10 degrees, or 97 degrees.
So, it’s time to sit back and smell the roses, and grow the roses, and all the veggies and other good things, and spend winter days doing less active pursuits. There are two organizations in town that do good things for the community and I plan to spend some time volunteering with them. So I won’t be sitting home watching soap operas, lol.
But I might just spend the first day in my jammies all day!