June 4, 2012
That's a complicated answer for me. I would say yes and no. Yes, with qualifications as we all have busy lives and yet seem to find the time to connect as often as needed yet my grandkids are growing up fast and I want to be sure I don't miss too much. No, because there are parts of my world I like keeping more private. I have a pretty large extended family (cousins, etc.) who are fun to see from time to time, but aren't necessarily engaged in the same activities I am. Those who are active on Facebook and/or email seem to stay in touch pretty well and I appreciate hearing from them.
Absolutely! This world is of great concern for me as we travel through the shifts in culture and events. I have found my voice is not as "out there" as it was when I was in the working world and I've tried to remedy that with social media, but there is always more, so I have begun to balance my private time with social and substantive contact with others who are like minded. (or not sometimes)
It has to be that the "Becoming" part is over and the "Being" part has begun. Less striving, and more freedom to pick and choose what and when I want to do things. I feel joy more often now than at any other time in my life and it seems to well up naturally, always a surprise and always welcome!
As a 70+ woman, I've created three careers in my lifetime and am now beginning a fourth! I'm excited to be with people to comment and share ideas around aging and the special joys and challenges it brings. I hope we meet soon.
Life&#039;s Third Trimester is the BEST!! The people from this meetup really are special.