Wish I had more girlfriends

Mary,  Age 70

I always thought that at this age I’d be “settled.” Nothing could be further from the truth. No relationship, my business is struggling and I worry way too much which I know is bad for one’s health. On the other hand, I am so fortunate! I have two wonderful children and four grandchildren and they are all healthy. My daughter had breast cancer two years ago and is now cancer free. Fortunately my business was doing well while all that was going on. I live in Oklahoma. The oil business has been in the toilet and so my business has been in the toilet too. However, all in all life is ptetty good. My heart breaks when I think about all the Syrian children and so many displaced people who just want a roof over their heads and food in their tummies. How can I possibly complain? I just wish I had more girlfriends.

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3 Responses to Wish I had more girlfriends

  1. Patricia says:

    Hi Mary,

    I had to laugh. You wish you had more girlfriends. I wish I
    Had one real girlfriend – one that lives close by that I could share a cup of coffee Or tea. But I don’t, that is why I love 70Candles.

    I always think everyone is “Settled” and only I worry (a lot), and it is bad to do that, but we are only human. The world is a mess and that makes every little thing seem so much worse.
    Good news about your daughter. Please know I am out here Unsettled and Worrying too! Let’s enjoy the fact that we met this way and can empathize.

    My only wish is to have more energy – that would be so cool.

  2. Diana says:

    Mary, I suppose that we all hoped that when we got old that there would be no rough patches. But they’re still there! I sincerely hope that you get through this one soon.

    I, too, miss my friends from the past. And the laughing silly conversations and the emotion-charged moments that only women seem to know how to share. But perhaps we’re just in another rough patch here too, and with time and luck and effort on our parts, we’ll get through this one too.

    Know that you are not alone.

    • Heidi says:

      Mary and Diana, it seems that at this stage in my life it is hard to find a real friend, someone who has the same sense of humor and is good to talk to and do things with. I had such a friend, but she has been gone for a while now. I feel that things seem to get harder emotionally as I am looking at my age, watching my wrinkles and more doctor visits, the things I need to do, not always having the energy to do all I want to do, and so on. I do love being retired and having a choice every morning as to how I want to spend the day. I still have fairly good health and that is important. All in all, what is now is what it is supposed to be.

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