OK, wow. As of this post, I am officially no longer the go-to Menopause person at Menopause Goddess Blog. I’m thrilled that Ashley Ross has taken over that position. From now on, I’m the Second Adulthood blogger here. Ashley and I will alternate weeks posting most of the time, subject to change if one of us is on vacation, overwhelmed, etc.
Now that menopause is (mostly) in my rear view mirror, I find myself contemplating how I might spend the rest of my life’s time. Not that we didn’t spend hours discussing how we might best live a vibrant Second Adulthood during our Menopause Goddess gatherings – we surely did! It’s never too early to start looking ahead and crafting a vision for the future.
Myriad thoughts and ideas swim through my head. Crafting a vision is important, but so are the changes brought about by aging, coping with elderly parents, dealing with loss. So for this first blog post, I’d like to ask what you are most interested in reading and sharing.
Because that blank piece of paper can sometimes make the mind go blank (happens to me all the time), I’ll list some potential topics. Add others as you think of them. You can post them here in the comments section or email me at email@example.com. That will let me know where you’d like the conversation to start.
Retirement (or being unable to retire)
Finding a passion
Creating a new relationship (with either a new person or your partner of many years)
Staying / becoming healthy
Coping with change
Legacy and giving back
These are just a few ideas – let me know which of these is most important or intriguing to you or send me topics of your own. I’m excited about experiencing this new adventure together. Again, my direct email is firstname.lastname@example.org Can’t wait to hear from my sister goddesses, menopausal and post-menopausal.
BEing a decade and a half older than you, Lynette, my focus is probably somewhat different than yours. Both my husband and I, both now the “older generation” in both of our families, are focusing amidst our full days on end of life issues. A dear friend sent us a lovely book The End of Your Life Book Club written by Will Schwalbe of he and his mother’s journey at the end of her life. It is a wonderfully written book that warms the heart even though you know from the outset the ending which is rather how the author’s mother read books: always the ending first.
Joyful contemplation !!!! Lynette, with bushels of love to you, Cathie
Thank you so much for your perspective, Cathie, and the wonderful book recommendation. Bushels of love to you as well!
Great to discover your blog!
Thanks, Mary, and welcome to the Community!
Hi Lynnette, I am where you are -on my post menopausal journey- so all of the topics you listed above are interesting to me. Congratulations on this new dimension to your blog! I am one of your email subscribers and I am excited about your road ahead. I’m publishing my first book soon (Ordinary is Extraordinary) so let me know if you’re interested in guest posts. Best, Joanne
Terrific, Joanne! I’m excited about your book, keep us posted. For the next 6 months or so, we will not be posting guest posts – Ashley has lots to share, so we’ll focus there for now. (We can put info on the FB page, though, so let me know when it’s out.) Hugs, Lynette