Level 60!

Gradmama2011 says: I love this post, by Diane, who gave permission to re-blog it here on SOMETIMES. I adore the concept of Diane’s “Level 60! in place of saying “60 years old…” The use of “old” is relative, and not very useful, especially as it complicated by well-meaning people by saying “x years young, instead of x years old.” I personally am at Level 81, and wouldn’t have it any other way….unless, of course I could be at Level 35 again. 🙂 Thanks Diane….for the re-blog!

Reposted by popular request with permission of Diane (formerly known as ‘The Diane Half of Poppies and Popcorn).  Originally posted on Poppies and Popcorn October 23, 2015. Thanks, Diane!

sixtyI had a birthday recently, and it was one of those birthdays that really made me stop and think – and maybe panic just a bit.  My sixtieth.  60.  Me!   When the heck did that happen?  I think my mom was the most appalled – she wondered how she could possibly be old enough to have a 60-year-old daughter.

There are any number of adages and words of wisdom that I think, are supposed to make me feel better about being “old.”  I’ve read that 60 is the new 40 and that this is simply middle age.  Well, I remember being 40, and we were still traveling all around on military assignments and I had 2 teenaged daughters.  As much as…

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24 thoughts on “Level 60!

    1. I just want to continue to evolve for a few more years, but I’m not going to sit around and wait to die. I like the sound of Level 81…it sounds like a promotion rather than a sentence.


      1. I found that I enjoyed being at level 30. I was still considered young, yet old enough that I was considered a respected adult. Now I get aches, but I think that happens to everyone when they reach 30.


      2. Old injuries haunting me in winter. Though I have to blame myself for my backaches at times. Bad posture due to a lack of good chair/desk/computer combination.


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