Holy Crap I’m Getting Old!
Every once in a while I’ll be asked “Why do you blog?” The simple reason why I blog is that I want people to be ready for life’s unplanned situations. People’s intentions are good, but often preparations are left undone. I want to say, “Hey, what about that will and trust you’ve been meaning to do? Now’s a good time!” In the event of your death you don’t want to leave your relatives wondering, “Is there a will, or trust? Was there life insurance? Who will raise the children?”
Several years ago the phone rang in the middle of the night; everyone knows that is never a good thing. My Dad had taken a horrible fall. After several scans and tests, the neurosurgeon pronounced him brain dead. I was in shock – I had just talked to him earlier that day. Within hours, I was traveling hundreds of miles to say good-bye. He was taken off life support and I waited with him at his bedside for the inevitable end. Then the totally unexpected happened! By some miracle, my Dad started to talk to me, he had recovered.
My Dad returned home and so did I. A few days passed and I experienced a rude awakening. Bolting upright, while freaking out in the middle night, I said to myself, “Holy crap … I’m getting old! I am not ready! I’m not prepared for this!”
My Dad’s accident made me look at life a lot differently.
Like many people, my days were full. I am a wife and mother. I had two jobs and I volunteered when I could. Regardless, I decided to make a list of things I wanted to get to so that I would be prepared when I got old. I’ve done some of those things, but unfortunately, life sometimes gets in the way, so there were a few things unfinished.
Since one never knows what life will bring, being prepared means one less worry to have, one less thing to do or think about. I am on a journey to get as much information as possible in case circumstances like my Dad’s arise again. That’s what my blog is about; health, wills, trusts, insurance, retirement, downsizing your home, decluttering, travel and getting old. I am going to make plans and get prepared, all the things that will make my life more comfortable in my old age.
Getting these essentials in order will give everyone peace of mind. Don’t just do it for yourself, do it for your family. Do it for your children.
Please join me, life happens, be prepared!
Nancy Perkins is a published author and blogger. She was greatly affected by her dad’s traumatic fall, this pivotal event caused her to question if she herself were prepared for a catastrophic emergency. Her experience was a real eye opener. She is the voice of inspiration to women and men who have been too busy to make plans for unexpected life situations. Nancy’s blogs are informative and her humor puts a refreshing twist on everyday circumstances as she writes about things that would ordinarily seem mundane. You will catch yourself smiling while reading her blogs on http://holycrapimgettingold.com
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