I thought the world was going faster because I could no longer keep up. Not true. The world is going along about the same but I’m slowing down. I’m not even sure if this sneaks up on you or just hits you in the face all at once. I’m the working retired. I do a few things here and there with Pilates and Pickleball and I donate time doing Pickleball clinics or playing for my tennis team. All this takes both drive time and playing time. Then add grocery shopping, eating, staying in touch with sick friends, finding partners for Pickleball tournaments, sending Birthday greetings and add all the other life stuff into the mix, presto overwhelmed.
Now add computer malfunctions, reading Facebook to find friends from 50 years ago and on and on no wonder I need a nap. I wonder if there are help groups for people like me? Unfortunately, I don’t have time to attend one. THEY say “stay busy and keep your mind active”. THEY don’t say how much is too much. Guess they leave this up to me. Many of my friends have a “bucket list “. I think I’m doing my bucket list just motoring through life. Now that I think about it, I’m having a great time being overwhelmed. So much for changing anytime soon.