Sunday, September 30, 2012



How does one begin?  Are you the type of person who dives right into the water or do you wade in one step at a time?  Do you jump in the car and start driving right away or do you put your seat belt on, adjust your mirrors, and fiddle with the radio station before putting it in gear?  I believe it's not as important how you begin, as is the act of beginning itself.

This blog has been on my mind for a long time now but it is still strange to see it on the screen.  I wanted to create a place where we could discuss the elephant in our rooms - the fact that we are all getting older.  And many of us are wondering how we are going to do it.  There is no way we are going to follow in the footsteps of our grandmas, no matter how much we adore them.  We may not be far from the heels of our own mothers but I doubt we will follow those models, either.  So here we go, forging the way through our fifties and beyond, with no path to follow.  Fortunately, we have each other on both side of us and I think that together we can figure this out.

I invite you to join me here as I initiate topics that surround our movement into a rich but challenging stage of life.  I don't have the answers anymore than you do.  We are creating our own lives in the here and now.  This is a community that you are welcome to be a member of because your voice, your story is part of the movement  - the strong and conscious effort to continue being us all the way through.

So let's begin.