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Approaching Birthday

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Next month I am 65. The birthdays happen every year but it is amazing when you reach a number that seems to define the next stage. My health is good and there are no overwhelming money worries and I have a very loving family. So the basics are covered which is really important and they are not by chance but being conscientious always. Working took up so much of my life and time that when it ended a few years ago I took on part time work to fill the hours. Now I have hit a place where I am looking at what to do for the next years. Some of the activities I thought would be a part of my life have been eliminated because of husbands physical limitations. I can and do go off by myself but it is not the same. It is surprising how little time I have ever spent thinking about what I like to do and it is hard to figure it out.

Also the NUMBER is a mental stumbling block, something I am working with right now. At least it is a beautiful sunny day and everyone is relatively healthy. emoticon
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  • DEDE824
    Hope you enjoy this milestone birthday! Just think of it as having the 5th anniversary of your 60th birthday!! It's a real blessing to be healthy. I turned 70 this August and that really did sound different. Even tho my husband had been in his 70's for several years, it was different when it was my age!!

    Have a blessed year, and think about your "bucket list". emoticon
    2699 days ago
    It is hard to contemplate what to do with your life when you retire. I found that balance is the key. It keeps me from getting bored and boredom and lack of exercise are what kills people our age. These are the golden years when you should do what is important to you and leave the rest behind.
    2699 days ago
    It's hard to tell anyone that it's 'only' a number----it's a big one, Sunny! Maybe think of all you've accomplished and like you said, you are comfy in many ways. Can you find a hobby that you've neglected? What about volunteering for something, taking a community college class, join a bookclub----these are all things I can't wait to do when (and IF) I ever get to retire! Money is a huge issue since my husband passed away but once I can tap into IRA's and other funds I know I'll be okay. I hope you can find somehting to take up well deserved rest time!

    Happy early birthday!

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