Twenty-Eight: Another Year Older/Aging Gracefully

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Last updated on May 27th, 2021 at 02:29 am

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 a fantastic song that had people dancing like maniacs time and time again, and it’s one of the songs marking the transition from 80s grunge to 90s glitz in music.

But it’s 25 years old, and the Beastie Boys remind us of this with “Fight for Your Right (Revisited)“, accompanied by a completely bizarre video stocked with celebrities…

..but jeez! 25 years! And if that doesn’t make you feel old, this link will:

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 ageing.
But it’s not so bad, is it?

This year sees me hit 28, which some of my younger friends consider 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 over 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!

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By Casey E. Palmer

Husband. Father. Storyteller.

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey Palmer the Canadian Dad spend his free time in pursuit of the greatest content possible.

Thousand-word blog posts? Snapshots from life? Sketches and podcasts and more—he's more than just a dad blogger; he's working to change what's expected of the parenting creators of the world.

It's about so much more than just our kids.

When Casey's not creating, he's busy parenting, adventuring, trying to be a good husband and making the most of his life!

Casey lives in Toronto, Ontario.

2 replies on “Twenty-Eight: Another Year Older/Aging Gracefully”

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!

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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