I am a huge "movie nut". In a lot of cases, I reference a movie, because a situation reminds me of a scene that I enjoyed. Now my taste in movies may be questionable.
I love Judd Apatow films, and if you add Leslie Mann in the mix, I am definitely going to watch it. Judd Apatow wrote and directed This is 40, a 2012 film, starring Paul Rudd & Leslie Mann. The "blurb" on IMDB for this movie: Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.I know, I bet you are intrigued to see this!? My reason for sharing this, they are both turning 40, and the film takes you through the struggle to stay in shape, and all of what is entailed with aging... colonoscopies, annual dentist visit, gynecology, and the overall aging process. (Warning: some may find the humor crude, not kid-friendly or mixed-company-friendly.)
Don't worry, I do have a point to this post, this is not a movie review.
I am about to turn 45, and since about January, my eye sight for my reading glasses, (yes, readers) has gone from a 1.50 to 2.25. (this seems like it happened overnight). The number regarding my age has never bothered me. I am not going to lie about my age, or wish I was younger. (I have already 'been there, done that', on the younger years...and I did not know then, what I know now.) I do believe your 40's is the sweet spot, if you are lucky enough to make it here before 40...please share your secrets!
So I say the number doesn't bother me, however, I do have to let you in on a little struggle: Selecting the next age group on applications, or surveys!!!
This brings me to the reason for this post: My husband has recently stated that he can always tell when I am on the phone with my son, because I am constantly saying...."what?". Top that statement with my son's recent observation, "Mom do you need to get your hearing checked, you are always saying "what" to me when I talk to you on the phone?"
Of course my wheels start turning. I did an online hearing test, with horrible results, and decide to have my hearing checked. I Googled offices in the area, and read through reviews. I made my final selection: based on reviews (of course) and the fact that the website had an actual image of women my age (or younger) working at this particular office, (this was not a stock photo)....and this to me, made things less intimidating.
I was surprisingly not nervous about having my hearing tested...I was more curious than anything. The doctor was friendly, super informative, explaining every little detail. The results? My hearing is great! She explained in a nutshell, that my lack of hearing in specific situations really boils down to my attention span.
I am the "Look it's a squirrel!" brain. Or "oooooo shiny!" as my husband likes to point out.
Later this week, I will have my annual eye exam that I have been putting off all year.
Taking care of ourselves should be priority. I am practicing this more now, than ever. If you need to get something checked out, do it. Life is too short to struggle. I feel so much better knowing that my hearing is good. Had I put it off, I would have had the concern that I was losing my hearing every time I said "what?" Instead I can remind myself what I already knew, I struggle with FOCUS.
Movie cover & blurb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1758830/
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