Are you feeling like you’re starting to resemble a wilted magnolia? Fear not, because I’m here to give you some hilarious tips on how to avoid being labeled as “old.” And I’m not talking about the “old as dirt” kind of old, I’m talking about the “young at heart” kind of old.
Frumpy is not Fabulous
First things first, let’s talk about dressing old. Now, I know some of y’all like to wear them sensible shoes and pants that are more shapeless than a sack of potatoes, but it’s time to step it up. Try throwing on a pair of fun shoes or a sequined jacket with your jeans. And for the love of all things Southern, please don’t forget to accessorize with some statement jewelry. Just remember, the bigger the better.
Speak Young, Stay Sassy
Now, let’s talk about talking old. This one’s a bit trickier, because it’s not always about the words you use. It’s about the way you say them. If you find yourself starting every sentence with “back in my day” or “when I was your age,” it’s time to switch things up. Try peppering your speech with words like “lit” and “savage.” Not only will you sound younger, but you’ll also confuse the heck out of everyone around you.
Make Mama Proud!
But let’s not forget about the most important part of staying young – challenging yourself. If you’re feeling like you’re stuck in a rut, it’s time to try something new. Take up square dancing, learn to make biscuits from scratch, or start a garden in your backyard. Who knows, you might just discover a talent you never knew you had. And if you’re really feeling brave, try your hand at driving a tractor. Just don’t forget to wear your overalls and a straw hat.
Now, let’s get real for a minute. Aging is a natural part of life, and there’s nothing wrong with getting older. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop having fun or trying new things. In fact, staying young at heart is the key to a happy and fulfilling life. So, embrace your inner child and try something new today.
So, there you have it, folks. With these tips, you’ll never be accused of being old. Just remember, life’s too short to be boring. So, grab some fun shoes, throw on some sequins, and try something new today
Jane Jenkins Herlong is a Sirius XM Humorist, international best-selling/award-winning author, professional singer, recording artist and award-winning professional speaker.
Jane is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame and one of the 232 men and women to be awarded this honor including former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and the late General Colin L. Powell. Jane has also achieved the distinction of becoming a Certified Speaking Professional by the National Speakers Association.