A few days ago, I saw Ms. Huffington of The Huffington Post suggest to a talk show host that he should blog. Then she proceeded to explain that a blog is not perfect writing….it’s whatever comes to one’s mind. It’s supposed to be spontaneous. Okay! Now I get it. A spontaneous online journal of sorts…from my perspective.
When driving or otherwise occupied and away from the computer, my mind wanders about certain topics I might comment on. Hmmmm….teaching community college students, what it’s like to reach 60, semi-retirement, applying for social security, grandchildren, things that drive me crazy, why I keep wanting to start new things instead of get comfortable watching daytime TV in a recliner….on and on and on.
With a busy fall semester finished and holiday travels ahead, I ease into 2009 as an official blogger.
This blog was originally titled "Drifting Toward Planet Elderly," and it shared a journey I had with my elderly parents as they both finished their lives battling the complexities of dementia. After both passed on, I changed the title to "Living on Planet Elderly." I am a retiree who is reluctantly adjusting to the reality that she is now elderly. In July of 2021, I relocated to Middleton WI after living in Columbia MO for over 40 years. I decided that I want to experience a new and vibrant location in a cooler climate with lakes...a bucket list item of mine. I have a first cousin who lives in Madison. We have nice childhood memories, and I thought it would be wonderful to spend some time together as elders. It was. AND THEN....in March 2023, I returned to Columbia. I had a wonderful time experiencing the Madison area of Wisconsin, spending time with my cousin, and making some wonderful friends. No regrets.
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