Turning 75: Having Confidence!

Success after 60, 70…but now 75?

What’s it all about? What does it all mean? And, very importantly: What’s next?

For the lucky few — and I count myself amongst them — it’s been a great ride.

Regardless, how long can/will it continue? We might wonder. Quality vs. quantity of life now seems a major goal.

Can we glide happily into old age as some, but not all, of our friends and family members did and seem to be doing? Or is it, realistically, a throw of the dice?

Who knows?  I certainly don’t have a clue but one thing I know for sure: I have CONFIDENCE!

Reminds me of the lyrics to the Richard Rogers song made famous by Julie Andrews in “The Sound of Music.”

What will this day be like?
I wonder
What will my future be?
I wonder
It could be so exciting
To be out in the world
To be free
My heart should be wildly rejoicing
Oh, what’s the matter with me?

I’ve always longed for adventure
To do the things I’ve never dared
Now here I’m facing adventure
Then why am I so scared?
With each step I am more certain
Everything will turn out fine
I have confidence
The world can all be mine
They’ll have to agree
I have confidence in me….

I have confidence in sunshine
I have confidence in rain
I have confidence that spring will come again
Besides, which you see
I have confidence in me

Strength doesn’t lie in numbers
Strength doesn’t lie in wealth
Strength lies in nights of peaceful slumbers
When you wake up
Wake up!
It’s healthy

All I trust I leave my heart to
All I trust becomes my own
I have confidence in confidence alone
(Oh, help)

I have confidence in confidence alone
Besides, which you see
I have confidence in me

I Have Confidence lyrics © Williamson Music

With confidence I plot my next adventure. After taking a transoceanic cruise – a traveler’s dream-  in the spring, enjoying a full-scale family reunion this summer, and contemplating my future this fall, the new year may be quite different.  Keep reading this blog to learn what I have up my sleeve for ’24!

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