When a lot of people think of baby-boomers they may usually think of people in their 60’s. However, I was born at the end of this period. I was born in December of 1958, which makes me 53.
Actually I consider this and the past several years the happiest and most peaceful time of my life. I’ve heard that some may feel that people of my age should feel the opposite. However, I feel that I don’t have near the hang-ups that I had when I was younger. I also feel that I’m a lot stronger person than I used to be. Of course, a person in their 50’s and 60’s have usually accumulated a lot more life experiences than someone in their 20’s and 30’s.
I used to try and figure out things I didn’t completely understand and done what I consider “thinking” too much. I also used to get angry more often and had less patience.
I believe a person, at some time, starting in their 40’s, really starts knowing what all they want out of life, in every way and in everything.
I wish I knew in my 20’s and 30’s what I know now. Of course, I’m sure a lot of us could say that!
I think it’s good for a person to have a lot of interests, at any age. Besides spending a lot of time looking for a job nowadays and taking care of my family, I’m also going back to school, part-time. After spending many years being a housewife, I’d like to get back into working with children, in some capacity. However, in today’s job market, it often times takes more education.
I also love to write! I enjoy learning new things. I also enjoy working different types of puzzles. Also, reading. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and “adopting” some. I also enjoy making new friends. There’s a lot of people in this world who lack family relationships, and I like to be a good example of that. I also enjoy volunteering some in my church and community. Walking, for exercise.
I think that one thing that keeps me young is my family. I got married a little later in life, at 33. Our oldest is almost 25. She was adopted at an older age. Our oldest son is 17 1/2. Our youngest son is almost 8, who we adopted as a newborn. We also have 2 grandchildren, who are 3 and 1. However, I feel more suited to motherhood than if I would have started out as a younger mother.
My family and I traveled out of the country 5 years ago. We went to England for 3 1/2 weeks. It was a challenge for me to be on an airplane for 7 1/2 or 8 hours. One thing I’ve been able to do since my late 40’s to to face some fears or phobia’s and to conquer them. I’m determined to go back to England some time in the future. I had wanted to go there ever since I was a kid. I’d also like to visit some other European countries, too. And, visit some tropical paradise. Maybe go to Australia.
I am a believer that a person should live life to the fullest and should live every day like it might be their last. Also, I believe that we should try to do everything in this life that we want to do and as long as we can do it (within reason, of course), because this life is short.
I try not to fear the future and take one day at a time. My mother used to tell me that everything usually works out in the wash. And, this is true! I try to remember that God is always in control.