Tag Archives: What to do with our time

My life’s purpose became clear

Barbara,  Age 70 I retired 2 ½ years ago and recently turned 70. I have always looked for meaning in my life, and found it in my work. But it’s been a struggle finding day-to-day purpose in retirement. I love … Continue reading

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Knitting a life

After hearing in our 70Candles! discussion groups and on this blog that many women are wondering how they might spend their time, I glanced back on these seven years of my own retirement and offer this summary of how I … Continue reading

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Summing up a life

Nancy,  Age 81 I just found your blog accidentally, and am delighted! Just read a story, and feel as if I am with good friends, even though you all are somewhat younger than I….as I am 81. But am in … Continue reading

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A baby boomer’s guide

  Dixie, Almost 73 In the words of Dr.Seuss, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” January 5, 2017, I’ll celebrate my 73rd birthday. I’ve always been very up front with my age and more than a little … Continue reading

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Moving to Venice

Gloria, Soon to be 74 Last year, at age 73, I moved alone to Venice, Florida. Due to an unexpected divorce and a previous down payment on a new home in Florida, I found myself in a new town with … Continue reading

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Trying to stay busy – seeking ideas

Anita, Age 70 I turn 70 on Oct. 9th. I have been retired for 4 years and am trying to stay busy and alert. I have been able to travel a couple of times outside of the US with a … Continue reading

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Sephardic cooking

Rachel, Age 71 I retired from teaching at age 60 to spend a month with my daughter in LA as she was having her first child, my second grandchild. I continued to substitute teach and take orders for my ethnic … Continue reading

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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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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 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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