Mötley Crüe bass guitarist Nikki Sixx recently shared a post on his official Instagram account expressing how he feels about getting older. As it turns out, Sixx actually enjoys observing the changes in himself.

As you may remember, Mötley Crüe had announced that The Stadium Tour would be taking place in the summer of 2020, but they had to postpone it to 2021 due to the pandemic. However, according to the latest news, the tour was rescheduled again for 2022 due to the same concerns. The fans were naturally worried about the fate of the tour after Vince Neil’s recent problems with his voice, but Nikki Sixx relieved their fans’ concerns by saying that they will definitely be touring in 2022.

Besides his busy period with Mötley Crüe, Nikki Sixx has also been very active as a writer. His latest book ‘The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx’ was published on October 22, and it quickly became a bestseller in Amazon’s rock music books chart. The memoir mainly focuses on his childhood memories, troubled family, and how his love for music started. Sixx also revealed that he intends to release a children’s book probably in 2022.

His Instagram post also reflected upon his struggles in life. In the caption, Nikki Sixx stressed that aging is a beautiful and enlightening process. He said that he tries to embrace all the things he has been going through in his life, whether they are good or bad, because he likes observing the changes in his soul. Sixx also stated that these changes are a great source of inspiration for his books, lyrics, and poems.

Here is what he said about aging:

“I remember my grandmother Nona’s face as she aged. I always thought aging was a beautiful process. Some people gain wisdom, and some never change with age. Some end up rich, and some are destined to lose. Some have an open-minded, spiritual outlook, and some have iron glad religious beliefs. Some go left, and some lean hard right. Some don’t care.

No matter where you live or how far you try to run away from where you live, we’re all facing the evolution of age. The good, the bad, and the beautiful. I see changes in me. Spiritual lines on my face and in my soul. Interesting developments as I like to say.I love imperfection and somehow always have.

As a kid, it felt like people’s faces and hands were telling me little stories. It still feels like that today, but now I try to channel what I see to lyrics, books, and poems. I will keep documenting all this change. Age, what a beautiful adventure.”

You can check out the photo he posted below.

Photo Credit: Nikki Six – Instagram