Bored at 80

Carmel, Age 81

Life at 70 was wonderful. Life at 75 wonderful. Life at 81 pretty miserable. Everyday living is a problem.

Irish, lost my faith. Can’t garden, which I loved. Loved walking, now it’s a big problem. Bored with life, bored with myself.

Is there a site for 80 and over who want to have a reason to live?

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4 Responses to Bored at 80

  1. Ellen says:

    What an opportunity for you. Please, please start a blog for women 80 and older. You could wait for Jane and me to do it, but by then you’ll be in your 90’s! Ask a young person in your life to help you get started. We began 70Candles with the help of two young graduate students who were fantastic! Please let us know if you like this idea. (You have all that it takes: You have a need, and you obviously are a good writer.)

  2. Stephanie says:

    Hi Carmel,
    I would love to help you build this 80’something blog if you’re interested. I am at a different crossroads with my life. I am 32 and a mother of two small toddler boys. While I have many things to feel blessed about, I also feel like I am floundering to live a life of intent.

    This is what has brought me to this site. There are many sites that give guides on how to age gracefully in appearance, but I’m interested in tips on how to age well, soulfully. Who better to provide insight than those who have traveled before me, who are wiser beyond my years.

    Maybe we can help each other? If we work together on creating this new blog site, perhaps we will both find a new purpose and a sense of self fulfillment. Let me know if you’re interested.

  3. Regina Glenn says:

    Hi,
    Have small table top gardens; volunteer to have tips for gardeners once a month at your home and make it a pot luck.
    Get Sirius radio and listen to the Comedy and Oldies shows like Suspense and enjoy NPR on TV and get family to get you a trained companion dog to help.
    You can do email and get bored, that’s a great sign.
    I will be 70 next year and know the best is yet to come.
    Thanks for writing.
    Blessing and Joy,
    Regina

  4. Claudia says:

    Sorry to hear you are bored at 80. I am 87. Very new to this website.
    I am rarely bored but very in touch with the vagaries of aging. Walking with crutches Slowly!! Was a woman with huge energy, so this is very different especially since inside I still feel young. So when I get mad at the limitations I remind myself that always I told myself that in my 80s I can do whatever I want. Read, watch tv, chat on the phone, relive wonderful memories, look at the life I have lived with awe, share stories with friends and family etc. and most important not loose my sense of humor and make new friends. PS I am working part time.

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