Discovering me. I have spent my 77 years on a journey to ‘discover me’. And every few years I find that who I thought I was isn’t who I am today. Now, that is confusing. Who I was in my 20s seemed to look and feel out of kilter to who I was at 40.… Continue reading Who Did I Think I Would Be?
Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me! Yes, this week I celebrated my 77thyear out of the womb. Where have the years gone? How did I get this old? When did it happen? Now what? Yesterday I was 42. Last week I was in high school. Tomorrow I’ll be on my way to 78.… Continue reading 77 Years Old Today
One of my favorite bloggers, who writes honestly and insightfully about aging, recently noted we glorify older people who are active, those who at 70 or 80 are romping around like 40 year olds. As a society we want old folks to not act like ‘old folks’, but instead run, dive, explore, walk, bike, swim,… Continue reading Act Your Age
I would guess my folks wanted to stop the car, open the back door, kicking my sister and me off to the side of the road, and drive on in peaceful aloneness. How many times were they asked that question, and how many times did it go unanswered? The query lingers in my memory, recalling… Continue reading Are We There Yet?
I follow a blog, Time Goes By, written by a 77-year-old woman who has been studying and writing about aging for 25 years (https://www.timegoesby.net/weblog/2018/10/two-excellent-stories-of-youth-and-elders-together.html). It is a great read and if you are interested in what is going on in government and society regarding the elderly, I highly recommend her contributions to the subject of… Continue reading Bridging the Age Gap
This delightful YouTube video was posted on https://soulgifts.com.au/2018/08/18/saturday-smiles-the-golden-years/ and I found it delightful. Hope you enjoy it too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=280&v=sycgL3Qg_Ak
I’m glad I am not enduring the high temperatures that are raging in south central Texas this summer. The high temps in San Miguel de Allende are in the mid-80s with lows in the 50s; mild when compared to parts of the United States. I enjoy a leisurely walk every day, and often stop in… Continue reading Getting Older Wisely
I thought I was losing my mind (which isn’t the first time), because I was seen somewhere I hadn’t been. Or, I didn’t think I had been there, but maybe I had since a friend was so adamant about my presence. In fact, she had a picture of me socializing with other attendees and recalled… Continue reading Who Was That Unmasked Woman?
I’m so glad to be my age. Being ‘old’, ‘wise one’, ‘elderly’, ‘all knowing’, ‘aged’, ‘over the hill’, or whatever term is used to describe someone 75 or older, allows me to have excuses for lots of failings. I have reasons for the many things I want to avoid. For instance, I want to ignore… Continue reading There Are Advantages to being 75
“Don’t you want to know what I do?” I asked. “No”, he answered. “But what I do is who I am,” I replied. “Why?” he asked. “Because I’m important. I have status. My job tells you about me,” I declare. “I don’t care what you did for a living,” he responds. “In retirement, we all… Continue reading Retirement is a Dance