Category Archives: Looking ahead

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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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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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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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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Involved and challenged every day

Jennifer Townsend,  Age 77 I have worked hard my entire life, beginning as a child, selling my mother’s baked goods door-to-door after school to get money for groceries. I raised 4 children as a ‘single mom’ – only there was … Continue reading

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My passage as a grandmother

Pat,  Age 71 I’d like to share my latest blog post on my passage as a grandmother, relishing in the joys and learning from the challenges: http://wowblog.me/the-education-of-a-grandmother

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Discombobulated

Frances,  Age 78 Dear Ellen and Jane, I discovered your 70 Candles blog only days ago and am happily working my way through all the postings, starting with December 2010. My own 70 Candles event was eight years ago, when … Continue reading

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Wondering where to live next

Anonymous,   Age 71 Reading your book after it was on a reading list at my recent 50th college reunion. I am blessed to have a healthy husband, wonderful friends locally and a family spread out across the country as … Continue reading

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Is it too late for me to start a business?

Sandra,  Age 70 I turned 70 in January. I had never been concerned with age but all of a sudden I felt almost desperate. I am running out of time. Five years ago my husband died after having been ill … Continue reading

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