Having gone from dancing in my living room to dancing on national television makes it official: I AM OUT OF THE CLOSET! I'm tired of all the messages about "AGING GRACEFULLY" and fully intend to live out a mission of showing middle-aged women how to experience the JOY of being oneself. I'm not interested in talking about when to apply for Social Security or my aches & pains or taking my grandkids to the Science Museum for eight hours.
I'm simply and wholly unwilling to "fade to grey" and behave properly at all times. Convention has rarely served me well, probably because it went against my nature. All we have is NOW, and I won't waste whatever amount of time I have left on the past or the future. I will NOT take my "place" in line with other senior citizens even though AARP has been mailing me for 12 years! I will NOT allow wrinkles or thinning skin to keep me from dancing my ass off! I will NOT agree that NOW is not the prime of my lifetime! It's taken me 62 years to become this work of art and I prefer to display it.