Was there something you really, really wanted to do when you were younger, but you walked away from it because you didn’t think you could do it?
I loved to write. I mean, I loved it. I kept diaries, I had literally dozens of pen pals all over the world. I crafted short stories that I believed would someday win awards. Writing was in my blood.
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.
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.
These days there are many options if you’re hoping to publish your book. You can do it yourself using Amazon CreateSpace.com or IngramSpark.com. You write your book, format it and upload files to the website.
Voilà! You are a published author. However, there’s much more involved in successfully publishing, especially if you want to attract readers and get publicity.
The importance of finding hobbies and activities that enrich our lives as older adults is a topic that we love to explore here at Sixty and Me.
And we know that the women in our community are some of the most interesting and diverse in the world – and so are their hobbies! Today we want to discuss one hobby in particular, though – knitting!
For many women, knitting is a relaxing process, something akin to meditation. Knitting gives us the opportunity to step back from the chaos of the world around us and focus on a process that just makes sense.