Just the beginning

Blogs are written for all kinds of reasons and to covey all sorts of information: marriage, parenting, food, technology, politics, etc.  For those of us who have blessed to reach middle age, we have found that this time is a mixed bag of issues. We may be going to  the next chapter in our relationships. Our marriages have reached milestones, or we have realized  that  things are not as good as they used to be. We are parents, but not parenting  our children as much as we once  were. Our once robust parents are now frail, and the  gentle care we gave our children is now turned toward them. There are sudden job changes, or the love we once had  for our chosen profession may have now waned.  One of the most important responsibilities now is taking care of our own mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.  There are so many  things to think about and just when we thought we had lived long to have things figured out,  new variables rearrange the circumstances.  It is also a time of  great, new possibilities. Our chances of living well longer has increased. In  this article, ” What age is considered “old” nowadays?”, aspects of longevity,  the cultural expectations and economic ramifications are discussed: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-age-is-considered-old-nowadays/

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These new life experiences can come in a variety  of ways, hence the name of the blog, “57”. The blog is meant to be a resource and encouragement to to its readers. Some of the issues we will discuss are healthcare, our changing insurance, re-careering, hobbies, family relationships, (including helping our adult children “adult”), hobbies, travel, finances, lifestyle changes, retirement,downsizing, care giving, and arranging business and getting the most for your money as your income changes.

As a fellow traveler, I am navigating  this journey, too. Come, let’s walk together.