Star, 69 and 6 months
I recently stumbled upon your blog while surfing the Internet and am glad I found 70 candles, as I will be turning 70 in six months. I have been thinking how I want to celebrate this milestone and decided to plan a gift to myself. Even though I am married with 2 stepchildren and one grandson, I did not want to depend on them to do something. So last year I booked a walking trip of Tuscany to coincide with my special day. I will be celebrating in Italy with a younger girl friend who shares a birthday around the same time.
Turning 70 is not like turning 60. It sounds old to me even though I have heard that 70 is the new 50. Most of my friends are younger than me and luckily, I am blessed with good health so I can keep up with them physically and mentally. I am glad to serve as a role model for them as they age.
I recently retired from a 40+ career as a physical therapist. As I move into a new decade, I am looking for a new passion to sustain me into my seventies…