I take none of my mobility for granted.
Every day that I’m on my feet is a gift.
I’ve been immobilized. If you’ve been following along, you know that I’ve been sat down or laid flat in a variety of ways. Sometimes for weeks. I was starting to feel like I had a condition I had to be careful not to trigger. I was holding myself gingerly, afraid of the next spasm.
And then I returned to my tai chi and sword practice in a way I never had before this year. It’s been a bonus of the pandemic for me to get back to class (thank you Zoom!) with the teachers and fellow students I learned this from and with. I have the luxury of practice space (resulting in an extremely minimally furnished front room which functions as living room, office, and home gym).
I heard a celeb who just turned 60 say recently “In 20 years, I will be 80 and that’s a real number. Doesn’t matter how much you work out, what you eat, you’re 80…”
Yes, 80 is a real number and so is 60, 65, 70, 71, 72….
I may get to 80. Jeeze, I’ve gotten so much older than I ever thought I would. (Really.)
The practices I do today make my today better.
I stand straight(-ish). I fall less. When I fell a couple weeks ago, I relaxed, my body turned without my “doing” it, and I didn’t get hurt.
I may have more dances with immobility ahead of me before I die. Or not.
Until then, I invite root and balance. I stretch and flex. I walk and do body weight exercises.
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I’m Sue Kearney, founder of the Lifelong Learning Lab.
I encourage and guide women in the third third of life who want to stay inspired, be in flow, and be fully expressed, so that they can enjoy their days more and stress less — despite social norms and the realities of aging.