47 is the new 36?

Today my girl is 47 in poodle years (which means 7 in human years). Did you know that dogs age at different rates, depending on the breed and breed size? Lulu is a Standard Poodle, so she has a shorter life expectancy than a toy poodle. Go figure...

Life expectancy... what a concept. I have a shorter life expectancy than a fit and average weight woman who like me will turn 54 on May 10th. But as a non-smoker, I have a higher life expectancy than a woman my age who is a smoker.

What does life expectancy mean? Does it really matter if you live to be 102, but you die with your music still in you? There is a fabulous quote, and I have no idea who first said it, but it goes, "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, 'holy shit... what a ride!'." That's who I want to be.

I still have big expectations for whatever years of life I have remaining. Which is why at nearly 54, there are big changes coming at kathymercure.com.

This quote inspires me today:

Old age only occurs when regrets take the place of dreams.

Old age only occurs when regrets take the place of dreams.