Beverly, Age 71
I turned 70 last January and more so than any other turning point, it bothered me! I spent the year just floundering, wondering when my depression would lift and why I couldn’t move forward. I’m in good health, reasonably secure financially and although I never married I have family nearby.
When I turned 71 a couple of weeks ago, my main reaction was, “thank God I’m not 70 anymore!” Posting to this blog is my first step in trying to build a life now that my all-consuming career is over. When I retired I realized that beyond work I had almost no other compartments in my life….that’s got to change and
“if not now, when?”
So I’m glad I found the “70” book and this website and plan to start taking other small steps in the next few months. I need a purpose, I need friends and community, and I need to get in shape.