Aging is hard work!

4 min readJan 25
Elder person’s hand on a sore bare back
Image by Gundula Vogel from Pixabay

I had a nasty realization this morning: I’ve become high maintenance.

And it appears to all be related to aging.

Once upon a time, I used to be able to spring out of bed, wash my face and comb my hair, and be ready to greet the day. Every other day, add a shower and hair wash, and I was good to go — the hair could air-dry on the way to work, and all was good. I was clean, presentable, and alert.


Recreational writer, collector of antique corkscrews, urban gardener and management consultant to social profit organizations. Proudly Canadian.