Barring any currently hibernating disease or unfortunate future accident, I have decided that I would like to live quite a while longer.
I’m confident that I have a lot left to offer this world before my expiration date. Surprising to most—including yours truly– this is a new revelation. Not that I have been suicidal or had a secret death wish, I had just arrived at a place in my life where I neither feared death nor the idea of it. The death part is acceptable, not so much the idea of dying. I have never been a fan of suffering, but I digress.
However comfortable that revelation was, I have since realized it had stolen my zest and zeal for the long term. I have always had purpose and drive and known my life has had meaning. That was never missing. But I have lacked that kernel or spark that comes with a future orientation. Subsequently, I haven’t paid much attention to taking care of myself—which, apart from genetic destiny, is probably the best predictor of longevity.
So far, cancer, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease appear to be genetic markers in my family tree. And at 54 years old, if these diseases are going to manifest or really blossom into something, I’m about ripe for it to happen. If I can stave those four horsemen off for even a few years, I’m totally down for it.
So, I think it no coincidence of timing that I should have this revelation at this time in my life.
I have some bad habits involving food, nutrition, exercise and cigarettes. I realize change is necessary.
So here’s my purpose for this post:
I need to bond with someone who will help develop a plan of attack on all levels. One that is gradual and comprehensive. I am willing to empty my refrigerator, freezer and pantry and start over. I am willing to make time for stretching and exercise and fitness stuff, too. I am also willing to make a full-on attack against the loaded revolvers I put in my mouth several times a day.
I’m not into being sold on fad diets or buying fitness equipment. There are many friends who swear by their programs and businesses. I’m happy for you and don’t doubt your belief in your products. Frankly, I don’t have the extra money to buy a killer blender or a meal program and maybe not even a gym membership since I have a moderately equipped gym at my complex already. I really would like to consult with someone who can help put together a practical and reasonable program of personal self improvement which will give my insides a better than even chance, help me lose a small belly and increase my energy and vitality.
In short, I’m looking for someone who thinks it would be a good thing for me to live as long as I am able unless, of course, I’m hit by a bus or succumb to a predetermined, diseased fate.
If Life Means So Much, then I guess I better live up to my words.
If you think that is you and you are interested in taking me on as a project, I can write an incredible testimonial story and keep a good daily journal along the way.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org