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Looking forward to NOT being ambitious

Yvonne, Age 65 First, thank you for starting this blog! It is a great service to we women at or approaching our 8th decade. I am a clinical psychologist like Ellen. I feel very blessed to have had such a … Continue reading

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My life has done a 360-Need inspiration

Nancy, Age 69 70 in 4 months and so much has happened to delay my third act! On the cusp of finishing a graduate degree and a plan to counsel others for the next decade and suddenly my life has … Continue reading

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In a pickle-seeking ideas

Meredith, Age, 69 In a pickle, unsure of where life is taking me. I am real estate poor, no kids, estranged from siblings and divorced for many years. Want to sell everything (hopefully) and move on with the third act … Continue reading

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To LIFE!

Barbara, Age 80 Nancy was a much beloved mentor who shepherded her students through graduate school, unlocked writer`s block and helped dissertations find a home between two hard covers. At her memorial gathering, staged in her own home, students flew … Continue reading

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Feeling old and scared-reaching out

Noel, Age 69 Having a bit of a struggle with my third act – just fractured my femur and had to put new career plans on hold, in addition to being unable to ride my horse. Graduating soon with a … Continue reading

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The desire for freedom

Gypsy, Age 69 Well, here I am at 69! That dreaded number. I was a little girl who always wanted to be a cowgirl and live on a cattle ranch. I thought I would die young and wreckless. I was … Continue reading

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The Spirit of ’76

My birthday weekend is here. Having a July 3rd birthday means I can always count the 4th of July fireworks as “mine.” From the beautiful explosions around the lake at summer camp of my childhood, to the extraordinary illuminations nearby … Continue reading

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Ageless Authors

I participated in an Ageless Authors book signing event at the Dallas Half-Price Books flagship store, today. All the authors, of prose and poetry were over 65 and had begun their writing late in life. They were an encouraging group, … Continue reading

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A proud accomplishment

Sally, ¬†Nearly 70 I feel like tooting my own horn and I’m gad to find this site to do it. On May 3 of this year I received my BA degree in Liberal Arts. My plan was to get that … Continue reading

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Antidote to retirement malaise

Deborah, ¬†Just turned 70 Sometime during the night after midnight, I turned 70 years old! Wow, how did that happen so fast? In the days leading up to this event, I found myself in a sort of a funk and … Continue reading

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