This is a story with a happy ending. However, when I began the “journey” I had no idea I would be so happy.
Too many people slide into life after retirement with low expectations. Life has taught them not to expect much. So, they arrive at this station in the journey, beat up and worn out. Surviving becomes the all-consuming goal.
Every man is allowed a midlife crisis. It’s expected and tolerated. There is even a wink-wink, nudge-nudge quality to the red Mustang convertible and hair transplant that many men gravitate towards.
For the last 20 years, I’ve been on a journey to accept and, eventually, love my aging body.
Here I sit, all dressed up and nowhere to go! I was going to Positano, which, for those of you interested, is a bus ride from Salerno to Amalfi and then another bus ride or a ferry to Positano. It even sounds wonderful!
When you hear about people who have “reinvented their lives” in their 50s and 60s, you usually hear about people who have done big things – become professional weight-lifters, started successful companies or travelled the world in a VW bus.
One thing a lot of women in our community talk about is finding balance in their lives. Yes, it’s true that some of us are retired.
I am having so much fun being a guest blogger on Sixty and Me. The strength and vibrancy of this community is amazing and I love interacting with you all.
Society has a habit of understating the achievements of older adults. This is especially true for women over 60, who have to contend with the combined forces of ageism and sexism.