Applying for a job is pretty scary, especially nowadays when they seem to have so many different hoops to jump through…

Video application…

Follow up interview…

Then final interview with the big bosses…

Now imagine doing that at 70 years old, for an internship position?

Crazy huh?

I went to the movies on Sat with K (mini me) to see the internship.

It was part rom com / chick flick but a real feel good film.

Robert De Niro plays an amazing role as a retired 70 year old who is bored of doing nothing all day.

So he applies for a senior internship position at a local internet fashion company.

What really got me about the character was his quality of life and how much enjoyment he has despite his years.

His routine and work ethic was amazing, he was up super early, dressed smart, eat well and was always the first in and last to leave.

The company was filled was loads of youngsters in their 20’s and he not only fitted in but kept up with them all.

He was the cool old guy, who always knows the right thing to do.

I won’t spoil the film as you really should go and see it 🙂

But it defo got me thinking about getting older, about my parents getting older and health.

Personally I want to be that guy, who can still keep up with the youngsters…

Really when I say youngsters I want to still keep up with my own mini me and not feel like an old useless Dad.

Sure I’m kinda a cool dad at the moment (so I’m told when she is after something) but I mean when I get older…

I’ll be honest I don’t really think about what I will do when I retire, if I ever do.

But the film got me thinking, and I know what I don’t want.

I don’t want to retire miserable…

Or be in pain…

I want to be that guy, who still wakes up every day raring to go 😉

Who is ready for whatever the day brings, and can’t wait to spend time with those who matter.

I spose to have that you have to start being like that now…

If you’re too damn miserable, ill and in pain that you can’t face each day now then wishing and hoping ain’t gonna fix anything.

You have to take action and I can honestly say I am…

I am working on ME each and every day.

Trying to get better and not going through the motions…

I have a tattoo I got years ago, it translates as “Seize The Day, Put Minimum Trust In The Future” which at the time was about enjoying life…

My attitude at was about getting smashed first and enjoying myself despite the consequences to my health.

Ironically the words still resonate with me but for totally different reasons (which is kinda cool as it’s permanently on my arm)

Yes we have to seize each and every day, because they all count…

No more waiting till Monday to get started, or till November or next year…

Your future self is a direct consequence of what YOU do NOW

Make each day count 😉

Robert

P.S. Go see the film “THE INTERNSHIP”, it’s great 😉