My response: saggy, sore & sobering.
Stuff is sagging. body parts, face....and I put all the grey hairs I am acquiring in that category as well.
Sore. My body is sore a lot. I have to be careful as I sit up from crazy sitting kneels/positions. I am not as limber as I once was. Training for my half marathon this time has caused more pain in my pieces and parts.
The sobering part is just that I recognize how long I have been here, what I have done so far and how I still have a very long way to travel. I value the present moment and I am so glad to have had 35 years and I just absolutely LONG to have many many more. I don't feel done. I wish to keep going and doing, grey hairs, saggy bottom and all.
I heard once that selfie smiles with your mouth open make it look like you are having more fun. Is it working?
This work I am doing is hard work and it's heart work. It's worth all of the energy that it requires, and it is a LOT.
I have never taken time to imagine what 35 would be, so I can't report as to whether or not I am living up to my own expectations, but I can tell you that there is nowhere I would rather be. The grass I'm standing in is awfully green.