Thursday, August 28, 2014

Over the Hill

I was wondering how old I have to be, to be considered over the hill. So, I looked it up. According to the urban dictionary, age 40 is the magic age for being over the hill. Past my prime. Physically lost to middle age spread. HA! I totally disagree with that.

According to age requirements, I'm so far over the hill I'm starting to climb up another one. Furthermore I feel like this is the best time of my life.

My grandchildren are a blast to be around. I have no one to answer to but myself. Work is fun because I'm my own boss. Most importantly, I'm healthy. The healthy part is just dumb luck because I come from a good gene pool, and I always make sure to keep the pool clean.

There are a couple of family members who keep telling me I shouldn't be riding horses anymore because it's dangerous. They might as well tell me to go chew on a wad of tin foil. It ain't gonna happen.

Age is relative. You are only as old as you feel. Being healthy is a definite bonus and I'm always grateful for my good fortune. I find that drinking lots of water, eating a nutritious diet, and getting plenty of exercise is a great way to enjoy life to it's fullest. It also helps to reach for the Bible first thing in the morning.

Think I'll jog over to Jenny's to say hello.

21 comments:

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Amen to that!! I need to beef up the exercise part so I guess I'll join you climbing up that second hill!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Don't stop riding!

It's the only thing that keeps people like us upright and happy in my opinion.

Leovi said...

Very fun, I love, I'm coming down the hill!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post! I love your attitude and by all means listen to yourself and ride those horses! ~ Happy Weekend to you!

artmusedog and carol ( A Creative Harbor)

Jim said...

I'm liking this and smiling, Pam. Still smiling, :) I am glad you still are riding horses. No horses here to ride.

I won't pry but I am sure that I am older than you. I am coming down, not going up the next hill.
Also, I think Urban Dictionary is wrong. I am on the "board" (of editors) there but haven't done very much editing. I think I could get things going for a change in that.

My formula is to find when one starts useful age when one graduates from college or reaches 21 or 22. Add what 'you' think would be the end of your useful life. Divide by two and that will be "Middle Useful Aged" for you, which will be well over 40.
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storybeader said...

I enjoy being responsible for myself and only me, says the recently divorced over the hill woman. Good advice. {:-Deb

Grantham Lynn said...

Very good post! I so miss my horses. I am being really nostalgic lately. I posted 'old' pics for letter O. Come see my horses in snow!
Have a great Friday.

Gattina said...

Very true, you are as old as you feel ! You may sit in an old shell but still be young. Dangerous ? It's also dangerous to cross a road, so I would prefer to sit on a horse !

Valerie said...

Loved this and endorse everything you say about diet and exercise. I am just coming down that other hill but I still lead a very active, though not physical, life. Keep it up, Pam, and enjoy!

Melody said...

Ahh bless. Brilliant post! Keep on riding. Have a lovely weekend. xx

Olivia Brynn said...

Lovely post, Pam.
I hope you'll have a lovely weekend.
Hugs xx

EG CameraGirl said...

Forty is nowhere near over the hill! But then I do remember there was a time when I was warned not to trust anyone over 30.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Didn't know there was an age limit to riding a horse...keep saddling up!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

So if 40 years got me over the hill, I wonder if I'm on my way up, at the crest, or over my third hill.(10 years per hill) I like the sound of that. I've been slowly making my way up either a very tall hill or a rather short mountain on my cruiser bike. So much for acting my age. Oh, wait, I am. You go, Young Old Lady!
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Judie said...

I am definitely WAY over the hill! But when I compare myself to my mother at this age, I think I must be pretty young, especially when I play 18 holes of golf several times a week. Of course, when I get home and collapse in my chair, I feel pretty darned old!!!

Annesphamily said...

I am way past 40 hahaha! I have been blessed with relatively good health so I can not complain. I think aging is over rated today! Some think youth has it all! I think age has to have experience like fine wine and cheese! Great post and I hope your weekend is wonderful! Hugs, Anne

Anita said...

I agree with you! Age is just a number.
I am not technically over the hill 7 never will be even when i cross 40 :)

itsmecissy said...

I will be the big 60 in a few weeks. What an inspiring post (and I can use some help myself in the exercise dept). XXOO

Betty said...

I hate to think that 40 is over the hill. That means two of the kids I gave birth to are over the hill!

Randy Johnson said...

Well said Pam! After reading your post I’ve re-defined “over the hill” in my mind to mean “that period of time you spend letting your age pull you downhill.” And you’ve convinced me that as long as you keep stepping UP, the hill will continue to rise before you, and the view just keeps getting better. So as long as the body allows it - step up!
…Sage advice. I will do my darndest to follow your example :)

Pam Beers. said...

Of course 40 is not over the hill!

Over the hill is what you want it to be. I come from a longevity gene pool. My dad was playing scratch golf at age 90. So there you have it, as I said, age is a state of mind. Thanks for all you comments.