Like many moms, I gave my all to mothering.
All my energy and creativity. Mothering grew and shaped me in ways I could not have imagined. But time, toddlers and teens have marched on. The days of up-to-my-elbows mothering have drawn to a close.
We would all like to be creative. Perhaps it is not so hard.
“Curiosity about life in all its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people,” noted the late Leo Burnett, outstanding advertising executive and founder of the firm that bears his name. If so, then by encouraging our own curiosity, we can become more creative.
Finding hobbies and activities that enrich your life is important at any age. But here at Sixty and Me, we know that it’s especially important to pursue these passions as we get older.
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.
I wouldn’t exactly call myself a country music fan, but, for some reason, I have always loved Dolly Parton. Not only does her music resonate with millions, but, she is also funny, sweet and gorgeous. I also absolutely love the fact that she doesn’t take herself too seriously, no matter how successful she becomes.
It’s easy to concentrate on the upside when you make the big decision to share housing and start looking for a roommate. And it’s perhaps even easier to fantasize about all the benefits of living with a roommate and gloss over the possible pitfalls.
Add some homegrown flavor to your winter meals. Grow a few of your favorite herbs on a sunny windowsill or under artificial lights.
Start with a few of the herbs you commonly include in your favorite recipes and those that are easy to grow.
The older I get, the more I am reduced to gibbering incandescence by all the red-tapery that loops round every aspect of modern day life. You too? Thought so.
You’ve heard it said that youth is wasted on the young. It’s true! But some of us had no childhood to waste. We were subject to forces beyond our control and became old before our time.