This month of May, my husband Barry and I will both turn seventy. For half of our lives, we have been writing these articles once a month, 35 years of writing for magazines and our own list. (Yes, we used to mail out the articles to those on our mailing list, and we used to write each article by hand).
It also means we can no longer deny that we are truly senior citizens.
When we were younger, we used to look at people our age and say to each other that we would never grow older. And even though we are both very active and committed to never retiring, we are growing older, and our bodies are slowing down a bit.
But most significantly, turning seventy is forcing us to look ahead to the future. How do we want to live the next twenty or more years? I am a swimmer and try to swim for an hour at least three to four times a week. After my swim at the local club, I sometimes sit in the hot tub for a few minutes to warm up. It is usually crowded, and many people only come for the hot tub; they seem to love to talk to others, even if they do not know them.