I’m so glad you decided to stop by!
When tthe idea of turning sixty finally sank in to my some-times forgetful brain, my first reaction was actually panic.
YIKES, I’m running out of time! I don’t FEEL almost 60. When we were younger, 60 seemed like being on death’s door. I’m not ready to go! I have too many things to do!
Yes, I know I could potentially live 20, 30 or 40 more years. But what do I want those years to look like? More of the same or something different? I have always sort of “gone with the flow” in life and career, changing things as opportunities came up and reacting to influences around me more than actually having a life plan and following it. With less years left to spend than already spent, I think I don’t want to do that anymore. I want to make sure that the next phase of my life goes in a direction that I choose. There ARE things that I want to do and feelings that I want to experience and I know that if I don’t make the efforts now, someday it will be too late.
As a member of the Baby Boomer generation, the questions I am going to investigate and come to terms with over the next several months are not new. You know, the BIG life questions –
What happened to my marriage when I wasn’t looking?
Where did my body go?
What do I do with myself now?
Did I do a good enough job with my children?
No more sex? Really?
What makes life meaningful?
Will anyone miss me when I’m gone?
But they ARE new to me. I’ve taken a lot for granted over the years and I’m finally realizing that you miss a lot if you kinda skim over the top of life. I want to make the rest of my life purposeful, fulfilling and exciting. As I read, research and reinvent, I know more questions will occur to me. I hope those of you reading this blog will join with me in weighing in on these issues and others.