Barbara is the “Carrie Bradshaw” of the Boomers. Email her with “seniorhood” stories.
Written by RetroFit™ Pilates RX
AS WE GET OLDER, LIFE GETS EASIER! (Yeah Right)
Have you noticed lately it is harder to get everything done, like you used to? What has changed recently? Here’s my opinion. I have lists and lists of things to do daily and weekly but cannot find a way to do all of it. The world still spins at the same rate, days go by at the same speed, but, I don’t. I am slowing down. I rise later and go to sleep earlier. Therefore, my days are shorter, my energy somewhat less and I just plain have too much to do. Ok, now what? Time for me to shorten my list, down size my activities and try to find spare time to read or rest. Doesn’t everyone floss or massage their gums while driving in their car and work on the computer, watch TV and stretch your hamstrings at the same time? Multitasking has been my life. No wonder I cannot remember where my glasses or keys are.
I have a new MAC Computer and new iPhone (smartphone). If my phone is so smart, how come it can’t find my glasses or keys? Anyway, I seem to live at the Apple store. I’ve decided that I will probably meet the love of my life there not with online dating. Sometimes, if I run low on energy, I just hang out there, pet the dogs, smile at the patrons and renew my body battery. WHEN not IF things go wrong with my computer or iPhone, it seems like it takes forever to repair the damage. I have been known to be with tech support for 1-2 hours. No wonder I cannot get my list of things finished. I’m either on the phone with Tech support or at the Genius Bar at the Apple store (of course, while looking out for Mr. Wonderful). Just about everyone in my store is a gray hair so we all carry a notebook and pen to write down everything we need to remember to do when we get home. I wonder if there are Apple Anonymous meetings for those of us addicted to being there.
Now, I suffer from “Phone Rage”. There are no live beings at the other end of my phone, ever. Press 1 for something, 2 for something else etc. No longer is there press 0 for a representative, it’s press 27 for a rep. after they have exhausted the other 26 possibilities. Then they place you on hold, tell you how busy they are, tell you it’s a 15 min. wait, blare music in your ear and after 10 minutes disconnect you. Then they request a review of your experience. So here I wait for things to get easier as I age.
Grief! I’m going to the gym to exercise and relieve my stress.
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As a member of the BABY BOOMER GENERATION, Barbara is considered an “Active Aging Expert”. She is nationally ranked in Tennis, Pickleball and Paddle Tennis. Barbara was one of the first 40 women to successfully complete a marathon on all seven continents, placing her in the 7 Continents Club. She has finished 60 marathons, two Ironman triathlons, two ultra marathons and hundreds of short course races. Today her passion is playing and teaching Pickleball and Pilates.
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