For reasons that you can read about on my "about" page, I decided to start my old age when I was 40.
I would no longer focus on the past, nor the future, but on living in the moment. My former philosophy was I'll be happy when…….. A wise friend said "happiness comes in bits and pieces every single day, and if you're not there you miss it." I have found this so true, that I have in fact, stolen it for my own mantra. (see my msn im blerb.)
I am now 19 years past that time when I made the decision. Not one day have I regretted it. Every year has been a gift, with new adventures and much happiness.
Maybe at 60, I'll decide to begin senility….