LIVE NOW SO YOU CAN LIVE LATER + ANNOUNCEMENT

Friday, July 20, 2018


When I grow older I want to have a life that is full because I lived life as much as I could when I was younger. Aging isn't something I typically think about even though sometimes I have some grandma traits. However, I've been taking sociology of aging online as part of my studies SOOO living in ones later years has been something I have been thinking about more actively.

Last week the assignment for the class was to talk to a friend or family member about what aging is like for them. I chose to ask my grandparents what the aging process is like for them. One of the last questions had to do with what someone younger could do to age well.

"Eat well, do not worry or stress about little things, and ENJOY YOUR LIFE," those are the words my grandma pressed on me. Such simple advice with great meaning when I broke down why those things would lead me to a better life in my later years.

If I live a great life now I will have a great life later. That was the simple conclusion I came to after having had thought about her words. Instead of dwelling on what I could have done when I was younger when I am in my older years I will be thinking about the happy times or better yet be learning new things. The most important thing to do in order to age well is LIVE. This moment in my thought process was like an "AH HA!" genius moment.

LIVE NOW SO YOU CAN LIVE LATER. How great is one's life going to be if they are always focused on the next step of their life? If one lives in the moments they are given their quality life will be better. (wow I'm sorry this sounds like things you've heard of before)  One should enjoy what they are doing right now. Today and at this moment.


Hypertension, high blood pressure triggered by stress, causes health complications and can lead to a shorter life. Don't stress, my kind soul. Easier said than done, I know, but don't worry more than you have to. I take some of the pressure off by telling myself that situations are more dramatically played out in my mind and that everything will be okay.  The less stress in your life the longer you will live and the more at ease you'll be! Mental health is important.

And eat well! Eating well is the little hints my grandma gives me to take care of my health. Along with living life to the fullest, one needs to physically take care of themselves. Eating right and exercising are important steps to living a wonderful life. Having physical balance as well as mental are critical factors for living well.

but remember. Live now so you can live later. and I'm not talking about the kind of living that is going through the motions and lifeless. I am talking about the kind of living that makes you look forward to each and every day. The kind that sends chills through your body and smiles on your face.
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AND A REALLY FUN ANNOUNCEMENT. My lovely and inspirational friend Elissa who was blogging at Letters To Jayna is moving blogs!! She will now be blogging at Dancing in the Rain! I am so excited for this wonderful soul to be launching her new blog. Make sure to take a look at her blog! Let's all head over there and welcome her to her new blog with warm words! (She is also a big part of the reason I am posting this post!)

18 comments

  1. I've been trying not to stress out about everything. I want to have a long happy life.

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    1. That's great to hear! You'll manage, I know!

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  2. Such a good post. Thank you for this.

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  3. This is so sweet Vanessa! I love the title, really little phrases like that can make such an impact. <3

    Anna // Zu Hause

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    1. Thank you! I like it as well! Happy someone likes it like I do.

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  4. I love the idea of living now to live well later-- it seems we always offset everything for later. We study well to get into a good college to have a good job and retirement... but because we're working for that goal 24/7, how can we enjoy what's going on in the moment? Such wise words from your grandmother.

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | Story-Eyed

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    1. YES! That is what I am trying to say! I have a habit of living for the later and past but it's something to work on. Thanks for reading!

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  5. YOU. HAVE. NO. IDEA. HOW. MUCH. I. NEEDED. THIS. POST.

    It's like you popped inside my head and just KNEW how much I needed to see those words. I cannot thank you enough for this. <3 I always feel like I'm not living my life to the fullest- and I don't mean by doing things that are outrageous like drinking or jumping out of a plane but by living a life that is carefree and full of adventure. Not worrying about every little thing... And I should do that. We should all do that.

    There was this quote my grandmother kept on her fridge and it said "worrying is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do but gets you nowhere". I really like to keep that in mind. Sometimes my siblings will ask me "why aren't you freaking out right now?" and I tell them, "There's no point in freaking out over something you can't change." So those are a few things I try to keep in mind when it comes to taking care of my mental health.

    Thank you for writing this. You are amazing. <3

    xx Kenzie | www.paperpizzablog.com

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    1. YOU AMAZING SOUL. I am always so ecstatic when I can connect with others in a way that makes them as excited as you sound! <3 I understand that! You won't find me jumping out of planes either but doing adventures things that make me a little un-comfy at first until I realize I couldn't have lived if I didn't do that! THAT QUOTE. I love that so much! I am going to keep that one in my mind too, thank you for sharing it because that is so helpful!

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  6. what is living ? I hear a lot about the concept of living life to it's fullest, but what I have learned is nothing in the world can cause happiness and Living It Up is a lie. I'm sick anyways. What is the big deal over living a long life and living life to its fullest? Why is living a long life such a big deal to people? I'd rather be the hurting person who knows where he is Going and knows who he puts his trust in. Vs the person who wants to live a long and happy life .

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    1. I can understand that point of view. I'm not saying that I wouldn't find a life were I knew god had my back lesser to living a long life but if we are going to live for a while why not try and do the things we love and dream of? God always has our back <3

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  7. Such good thoughts, V! It's so easy to stress out about something that's happening tomorrow or next week, with no thought for the future, even though they won't matter in the long run.

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    1. Thank you! It's something that I have to keep reminding myself of and writing about it helps!

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  8. Thank you thank you thank you sweet friend!
    Such good words as always<3

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    1. You are so welcome! More than happy to help you! Glad you enjoyed them! <3

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  9. Thank you! You are always so sweet. <3

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