Cathy, Age 63
Hi – I’ve been reading the stories – preparing myself for my 70s. I am inspired by the many vibrant, energetic, resourceful women here, and hope that when as I grow older I will share the same philosophies.
My husband is 73 – so I am seeing through him, some of the things mentioned here. But not as positively. He seems to think that his life is over. He stopped playing golf because he can’t play as well, and doesn’t do as much physically as he used to, although he could – he’s physically capable, just chooses not to. We live on 30 acres and have a small fruit farm which he has all but abandoned (leaving me to do the the work). Talks about moving into an apartment, which I know I couldn’t stand.
It’s too bad – I can’t convince him that he still has a lot of living to do and to coax him out of his funk.
Funny the way some people can deal with age while others just can’t cope.
Reading these stories and seeing him is teaching me a lot about preparing myself for my 70s and beyond.