In those eight years I have also produced a number of books and e-books to help others survive and thrive through what can be some tough middle years.
When I started out as a writer I was full of ideas and zeal for so many different projects. It was like I was finally set free to express myself on a larger stage, and express myself I have. I am proud of my many accomplishments, and I am also tired.
I have done what I can to encourage those who struggle with midlife change, those who wish to transform their lives into exactly what they have been dreaming of for decades. In that process I have also transformed my own life into exactly what I wanted at age 49.
Soon I will be 60, living my dream in a mountain home. I am clearly in midlife no more, and I can feel a change coming over me. I no longer have the energy nor desire to try and save the world. I have lost interest in that pursuit. I can feel a future of quiet meditation and contemplation coming over me
Changing the way we see midlife was obviously a ridiculous goal to begin with, but you have to understand, I am an Aries. That means stubborn!
I know I have reached hundreds of thousands of you with my blog posts, and thousands with my books.
Some have shared with me the value of my efforts. Thank you for letting me know I have made some difference in your life. It has been my pleasure.
Please keep reading my books, keep following our adventures in southern Colorado, and keep making your dreams come true!
Back in 2009 I warned of the American brain drain going on as we Boomers retire.
In case you doubted the truth of those words, check out this new article comparing our millennials’ skill sets to those of other countries.
Say what you will about Boomers, most of us had a strong work ethic and we got the job done! We invented all the great technology that millennials depend on!
Here in southern Colorado we haven’t had half the winter that you on the east coast have had, but still, when you’re trying to build a house, winter sucks!
Yes, we have been out here in southern Colorado working very hard to pursue the American dream in spite of numerous obstacles including the highly unfortunate experience of vandalism on our not yet finished home this week, proving once again there are losers everywhere!
YOU win when you don’t let the nasty ones get you down! Let’s turn instead to a few great blog posts from a few of my blogging friends:
Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting spent this past week fulfilling a civic responsibility. She appeared at the county courthouse for jury duty and was eventually chosen as a juror in a civil case. She briefly recounts her experience in Fulfilling a Civic Responsibility – Jury Duty.
This week Tom Sightings profiles an icon from our past. Americans loved her, but she was actually European. As a child she performed to raise money for the Dutch resistance during World War II, and she occasionally served as a courier as well. But that’s not what she’s famous for. So … do you think you can Remember Her?.
On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes about the fruits and vegetables with the most and least pesticide contamination.
Apples, peaches, and nectarines were the most contaminated according to government data, while avocados, sweet corn, and pineapple were the least.
HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE, AND PLEASE DON’T LET THE NASTIES GET YOU DOWN!