I'm trying to wend my way through the journey of aging. Some would say that at age 70, I'm already elderly. Others would say that I'm in training for the major life-point.
I know that the sands in my hourglass are getting fewer and fewer. The challenge is making the best use of my time. It's easy to drift and find myself checking off days more and more quickly.
I'm doing this with many of the lynchpins in my life having changed in a good way, but changed nonetheless. I retired from my day job about 12-years-ago. My wife and I are veteran empty-nesters. Our kids live in different states and we now have grandkids.
How do I sort all this out? How do I determine if I want to zig or zag? Can this help me on a day-to-day, post-by-post basis?
So, this blog is for me? For the most part. I invite you to join me.
Wes Thorp--Dec. 6, 2016
Reinventing Myself at Age 70--First draft
It makes me feel younger to say that I'm a member of the first class of baby-boomers. But, the reality is that I turned seventy in late August making me a card-carrying senior citizen who's being trained to become elderly.
I face the challenge of reinventing myself and making each day more focused on accomplishing something with real value. I want these times to make a difference.
It would be too easy to get a rocking chair and sit out on my back deck with a hot cup of coffee, staying current on the news, looking at grandkid photos and just generally living vicariously through others.
I've been retired for more than a decade and have felt a certain amount of drifting in my day-to-day life since I stepped away from my last job.
This blog is more than 10 years old and has evolved over the years. This is a record of my new journey with a look at the life around me.