I don't know if it was the two years in semi-seclusion, or if the semi-seclusion made me notice it more, but when our church choir started back up earlier this year, I felt old climbing up into the choir loft. Plus, now, I'm in my mid-70sDon't discount that the last couple of years have been very difficult for most of us, the world over, that could be a contributing factor subconsciously if nothing else. Couple this with the fact that you (and the rest of us) are getting older, simply adds to it all. As others have already said, you should keep an eye on your T levels from this point forward, if you're not already doing so. Try to find hobbies. For me it was building my 51 Nocaster that really kicked it in gear for me, and I've built several guitars since then, and that was 4 years ago. Never did anything like it before but this forum motivated me to try it, and today she's my #1 guitar
You'll likely also start prioritizing your life, and begin to start thinking more and more on what's most important to you vs. "ruling the world" like your younger self was probably striving for. It's like the old saying "With age comes wisdom"... if you see what I mean. Chin up man! You'll settle into it all in your own way. It will be aok
I don't know if it was the two years in semi-seclusion, or if the semi-seclusion made me notice it more, but when our church choir started back up earlier this year, I felt old climbing up into the choir loft. Plus, now, I'm in my mid-70s
You joined TDPRI on my 43rd birthday.
You're also not the first person to tell me to check for Low T.
Lately (over the last few years), everything seems very 'meh'. I haven't learned anything new in awhile because I just don't care. Yet, I feel like I'm just as intelligent as I was at 24, maybe even more so. But I just can't get excited about anything anymore.
Is that lack of excitement how we get old, mentally? Have any of you felt this way, and found a way out of it? I've met people of all ages who have demonstrated that accelerated learning I've mentioned above, and in each case they seemed excited about what they were into.
How do you stay excited and interested in new things?