I have a friend who is 87 who, despite two rounds of cancer and spinal arthritis is currently learning the guitar! She was once a keen cyclist and now she keeps an exercise bicycle in her outhouse and aims to ride 3km a day! Her motto is 'life is like riding a bicycle, if you want to keep your balance, you must keep moving'.
I did my degree as a mature student. I'd love to be doing a further degree but no way with the fees. I'm going to yoga for the first time, returning to early drawing skills and trying to add painting. I do Future Learn courses, the best so far have been poetry and creative writing. I plug away at French and have recently joined a theatre group.
I came from a poor background and envy those with middle class cultural capital who have childhood skills to build on. I'm starting again but at least I have the time and enough income to keep learning. The worst thing is motivation, managing DH 24/7 and memory. My mind is sharp enough but ageing brings the frustration of grasping for words and facts that would once have been instantly available.
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