Looking back on my lifetime, I see vast differences from what I was like at age seven, seventeen, twenty-seven, and seventy. If you could see inside my clothes closet in 1959, 1979, 1999 and then 2019 you would notice that, not only did the styles differ, but the sizes as I gained then lost both height and weight. My concerns, my priorities, my self-confidence, my beliefs have modified as I have been influenced by other people. Literature, media, conversations have all transformed how I perceive the world and myself.
Sure there are some similarities between the me as a child and the me as a young adult and the me as an elder, but there are some notable differences and I expect there will be more to come before my life ends. Although some try to control the direction their life will take, change is both inevitable and unpredictable. So I do the best I can to stay flexible and adapt to change as it comes.