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About Ginny McReynolds

Ginny McReynolds is a longtime writer. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College, and writes about communication, retirement, reinvention, self-concept and creativity in The Washington Post, Curve magazine, and Together.guide. Please visit her blog called Finally Time for This: A Beginner's Guide to the Second Act of Life http://www.finallytimeforthis.com
Latest Posts | By Ginny McReynolds
The Art of Moving Through a Difficult Time in Your 60s
1 year ago

The Art of Moving Through a Difficult Time in Your 60s

No matter how much we take care of our responsibilities, nurture our relationships and work hard to develop a number of Plan Bs, we still occasionally find ourselves in the midst of a difficult time. Read More

How Setting Goals After 60 Can Help You Reach Your Dreams
2 years ago

How Setting Goals After 60 Can Help You Reach Your Dreams

As summer turns to fall, many of us are reminded of our youth, when September meant going back to classes and setting goals for the new school year. Even though our classroom days are mostly in the past, developing new ambitions every few months is a great idea. Read More

5 Ways to Downsize Without Becoming a Small Person
2 years ago

5 Ways to Downsize Without Becoming a Small Person

“Much of what we acquire in life isn’t worth dragging to the next leg of our journey,” writes Gina Greenlee in Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road. “Travel light,” she adds. “You will be better equipped to travel far.”  Read More

Stretching Your Limits After 60: Challenge Yourself for Growth and Happiness
2 years ago

Stretching Your Limits After 60: Challenge Yourself for Growth and Happiness

As we age, it’s easy to sit back and leave it to others to make the world around us an interesting place to live. In reality, though, inspiring ourselves and creating our own stimulation can mean the difference between a humdrum existence and a lovely life. Read More

Say Sorry the Right Way: Make Sure Your Apology is Sincere!
2 years ago

Say Sorry the Right Way: Make Sure Your Apology is Sincere!

If you’re like me, the phrase “I’m sorry” makes regular appearances in your conversations. I say it when I’m late, when I feel embarrassed, when someone tells me they feel sad about something. Read More

5 Unexpected Things Every Woman Needs in Her 60s
2 years ago

5 Unexpected Things Every Woman Needs in Her 60s

Most of us have spent a lot of time in our lives trying to achieve certain goals, obtain particular possessions and create and maintain relationships. Read More

5 Powerful Reasons to Embrace the Unexpected After 60
2 years ago

5 Powerful Reasons to Embrace the Unexpected After 60

If you’re like me, life seems perfect when there is a manageable routine. I’m not a stick-in-the-mud, but I like it when I can plan ahead, when I know how my day is going to go and when I feel confident about the tasks on my to-do list.

But the longer I enjoy my ventures in the land of retirement, the more I’m also learning to value the unexpected. Read More

4 Ways That Pushing Yourself Can Change Your Life After 60
2 years ago

4 Ways That Pushing Yourself Can Change Your Life After 60

For the last year or so, I’ve been a little scattered with a few too many things on my plate and I let my overall fitness suffer. So, getting back into shape was definitely on my to-do list this year. Read More

Making Friends as an Adult: The Value of Cross-Generational Relationships
2 years ago

Making Friends as an Adult: The Value of Cross-Generational Relationships

Yesterday I took my 79-year-old friend to the hairdresser. We go out a couple of times a week, with occasional stops at the store to stock her refrigerator or at the drug store to pick up a prescription. Then we visit for a while when we get back and catch up on family news. Read More

How to Fight Back Against Retirement Anxiety and Find Your True Self
2 years ago

How to Fight Back Against Retirement Anxiety and Find Your True Self

I’m the first of my close friends to retire – by a long shot. In fact, even among my work friends, most of them still have another five years to go. Then they can turn off the alarm clock and plan their days to their liking. Read More