Pushing 50 with the mind of a child

The flood of graduation announcements from the children of friends and relatives has had me reflecting on my own high school graduation and the thoughts I had back then. We thought we knew so much. We all talked about what we planned to do in the near future with college, and what we planned to accomplish after that. 30 years have passed, but the time seems much shorter.

I didn’t expect to be “old” so soon. I also thought I would feel older with age. My mental age lags far behind what my birth certificate tells me. I feel somewhere between 25 and 35, so the thought of turning 50 in a few years doesn’t compute.

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