Traveling and exploits that reveal my age

I was sitting in this 1 bedroom apartment in Costa Rica.


Signs of aging!

As I was having breakfast with a fan running next to me, to keep me cool.

I looked over to my computer to make sure that the charger light was on – to SEE if the ELECTRICITY was working!

I had a fan blowing on me! Of course the electricity was working – duhhhhh.

I thought about other odd things I do that may signal “elderliness”, not thinking as clearly (if I ever THOUGHT clearly) as I did when I was younger.

Here are ten things that I do/ have done that might suggest “elderliness”:

1) I have looked, at least 15 minutes, for my glasses before I realize I am wearing them.

2) I tell people who are playing music to please, turn it down.

3) When I leave a place that I have rented, I have to go back 3 or 4 times to make sure I have all the stuff that I brought into the room/apartment. Usually, even on the 4th check, I find something I missed.

4) I like a routine – 3 meals a day, coffee in the morning, hot shower in the morning – and do not like my routine interrupted.

5) I am very careful when I walk – on sidewalks, trails, steps. A slip really messes me up, for days.
(This can also be the result of where I am – very few sidewalks in Central America are even – there are driveways, crumbled cement, missing grates, steps and much more that interfere with a walk)

6) I have not shared a room with anyone during my trip. I did that all the time traveling Europe, staying in hostels. Traveling now, I want a room for myself.

7) I am starting off sentences with, “When I was your age………”

8) This new technology that is around – how the heck did ALL that come about? How did I miss having any understanding of how to use it?

9) People have suggested that I color my gray spots in my hair/beard – I have sometimes thought about doing it!

10) I receive messages from people – I have NO idea what the person is trying to tell me, and they do not understand why I DO NOT UNDERSTAND!

Life is good.

I am at the right age for everything.

I am learning how to live life content, no matter the situation.

I look forward to the day!

Cheers for now

About John Wilson

Traveler, writer and photographer. No home now, just traveling the world in search of the lost chord.
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3 Responses to Traveling and exploits that reveal my age

  1. The Dropout says:

    I do some of those things on your list and I don’t consider myself elderly by any means!
    Great work getting the hang of blogging, by the way! I hope you keep it up.

  2. John Wilson says:

    Thanks for the comment, Dropout.
    Sorry, did not mean for you to assume, that by doing these things I am saying you are old.
    It is I who am old, and LEARNING to do these things. The learning of the technology, the logic behind what one is doing and writing about – tough, but doable.
    Blogging took awhile to learn. Since I do not have a job, and this, writing for and are the means of income, I hope I improve on what I am doing.
    Hope to see and here from you again soon.
    John D. Wilson

  3. senafp says:

    Yep!!..I am in your corner..boy! did we get there so fast? That is one question I like to get an answer to. You are doing great for someone who is learning the new technology which is growing by the minute. I started learning using the computer when they were fairly new before the internet but did not purchase one until 1994. I find that friends my age do not know what I am talking about when I talk about blogging, websites, etc., they are still in the emailing stage which makes them happy. Great reading your post.

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