Welcome to my new blog! If you’re like me, you’re a more or less average American woman, facing the inevitable prospect of getting older. Maybe you’re already in your 60’s, or maybe you’re just beginning to think about what that’s going to be like. Every age we go through offers new challenges, and it’s recently occurred to me that entering my 60’s is going to be a time of great changes, a time of dealing with some situations that I’ve never faced before.
Here are just a few possibilities, and probabilities:
- HEALTH CONCERNS AS I AGE
- FINANCIAL CONCERNS AS RUSS AND I STOP WORKING
- RETIREMENT AND RELOCATION
- THE POSSIBILITY OF BECOMING A GRANDMOTHER
- THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING MORE FREE TIME AND BEGINNING NEW ENDEVOURS
- SLOWING DOWN, MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY
- LOSS AND DEATH
So….with all of this ahead, it’s abundantly clear there’s one thing I WON’T be as I enter my “Golden Years,” and that’s….bored! In fact, I’ve rarely if ever been bored. Not to say I’ve led that active and interesting of a life, but rather, I think I’ve learned to appreciate whatever situation I’ve found myself in.
And what situations might those be? Well, here’s a very quick overview, decade by decade.
FIRST, I was born. Wasn’t I an adorable baby?
IN MY CHILDHOOD, I lived in New York with my family, and went to school. Just an average kid, more or less.
IN MY TEENS, my family moved to Florida, so I had to change schools and start a whole new life. I was sort of a nerdy wallflower.
IN MY 20’S, I went to college, then got married and had two kids.
IN MY 30’S, I was a stay-at-home mom, raising those two kids. Later in my thirties, I went back to work.
IN MY 40’S, I got divorced and gained some independence as a single mom of teenagers.
IN MY 50’S, with my kids nearly out of the house, I met Russ, then moved to Alabama, where I have enjoyed a new marriage, a new home, and a new job.
IN MY 60’S, here I am! Just now having completed 60 years of life, I embark on this new journey, looking forward to all that lies ahead, and beyond!