The 2K11 24/7 CXCVI: Another Year Older -aka- Aging Gracefully

We’re getting older. In 1986, the Beastie Boys released Licensed to Ill, which included the smash success song “(You’ve Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)”. It was an amazing song that had people dancing like maniacs time and time again, and it’s one of the song marking the transition from 80s grunge to 90s glitz in music.
But it’s 25 years old. We’re reminded by this by the fact that they came out with “Fight for Your Right (Revisited)“, for which they’ve spawned a completely bizarre video stocked with celebrities…
..but jeez! 25 years! And if that doesn’t make you feel old, this link will:
With a couple of examples below for good measure…



I had this post sitting around in pieces for quite some time, and then it suddenly hit me last night —
I hear enough people who have issues with getting older. The lines that appear on your face. The creakier bones, weakened metabolism and all the crap that comes with aging.
But it’s not so bad, is it?
This year sees me hit 28, which some of my younger friends consider to be ancient, while a ton of the older ones (even those only SLIGHTLY so, who’ve only just hit 30 themselves) tell me that I’m still just a kid.
You are what you feel. We have days where we feel like a teenager, unstoppable and ready to take the world head-on, while others will leave you feeling like you should be on the waiting list for a retirement home.
You can’t avoid it — you’re getting older.
So what are you going to do about it?
Are you going to kvetch about how old you’re getting and how nice it would be to be young again, or will you accept it, embrace it and take all those years of things you’ve experienced to keep making yourself more and more amazing with the passage of time? (HINT: Option 2 is WAY BETTER.)
You can’t change the direction that time flows in — well, unless you have a Delorean, you’re Erica Strange, the God of War… okay, let’s say that MOST of us can’t change the flow of time — so strap in for the ride and make it the best one that you possibly can!
–Casey E. Palmer

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  1. Speaking as someone who is in the middle of milestone aging crisis and attempting to handle it w/ grace as opposed to tears – thanks for being a great example of aging well, with maturity, in addition to an incredible sense of style, and a sense of humour. It gives me something to look forward to. Also, wishing you the happiest of birthdays, and the most brilliant of years!

  2. Niya,Thank you so much 🙂 You're going to handle it JUST fine. I expect many years yet for you being a young, vibrant and highly intellectual woman, so I'm not going to be worried at ALL.

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