Good health is something that most of us take for granted. Sometimes though, life smacks you in the gut with an unpredicted health issue. I consider myself to be someone who is very health conscious. I exercise daily, eat a plant-based diet, sleep nine hours a night and mitigate the ill effects of life’s stressors in a variety of health-driven ways including a very generous consumption of red wine ☺️🍷. Thanks to technology, I am acutely aware of the genetic components of my overall health and wellness. This information guides my lifestyle and health care choices. Unfortunately, no one in my family really makes it to old age despite this abundant knowledge. I think this is why blowing it out in life each day is so very important to me.
Spending a day at the doctor’s office is never fun and certainly does not qualify as “blowing it out in life.” Especially when you’re presented with a potential health concern. Trying to solve the puzzle of a long life is enough to force one into an early grave. On paper, I do everything right and that still doesn’t offer a guarantee of good health or longevity. This notion is what led me to embark on the Nowhere To Be Project. This is why I decided to make the sheer joy of living every hour of every day my driving life force. This is why I retired at the age of 46. I sure can’t out run genetics, gravity or nature, but I know I can and do choose the scenic route over the fastest option each day. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll stretch this metaphorical gas tank well beyond what I thought was possible for my body.
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*The featured photograph was taken about a year ago at the catacombs of Paris.