Every time I visit my granddaughter, it never ceases to amaze me how much technology is integrated into her little life. She probably has no idea that the mobile phone that she carries around has more processing power than the computer on the Apollo 11 – actually it has WAY more processing power!
Life is full of comparisons. As employees, our performance is measured against our coworkers. As mothers, we worry about whether we are doing good enough – compared to whom, by the way? Creatively, we feel like we can’t compete with our “natural” friends and neighbors.
If you have followed Sixty and Me for a while, you may be surprised to see me posting an article on why “collecting things” is such an amazing hobby for older women. After all, I’ve spent much of the last decade simplifying my life.
If someone asked me to reveal the one thing (remember a thing not a person) that I couldn’t live without, I would immediately say my phone. That’s it. My world exists in that tiny device. I panic when I leave the house without it and am always astonished when I hear that the average person checks their mobile phones around 60 times a day.
Sally Field is 69 today, November 6, 2015 and I wanted to share a few facts about this amazing woman that you may not already know. Let’s take a few minutes to celebrate her life so far. Then, let’s all wish her a very happy birthday in the comments section at the end of this article.
I have a lot of respect for Maria Shriver. She is an author, journalist and advocate for women’s empowerment. She also happens to be the ex-wife of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. She has been a public figure all her life.
Not many people in the Sixty and Me community know that, before starting this website, I spent many wonderful years working at Microsoft. I was there for the launch of Windows 95. I experienced the emotional highs and the disappointing lows. But, it wasn’t until I left the company that I really came to understand the significance of the company’s founder, Bill Gates.
Since Bill Gates turns 60 today, I thought that it would be a great opportunity to wish him a huge happy birthday on behalf of the women in the Sixty and Me community.
We often talk about our fashion and home décor choices and how they reflect our personality and style. I was thinking today about how our style is also reflected in less obvious choices that we make.
I never realized just how cluttered my life had become until I made the decision to start downsizing my life after 60. After years of accumulating “stuff,” I made the difficult – some would say dramatic – decision to reduce the number of items that I owned to 200.