Sunday, May 21, 2017
I always took it for granted that I would have time after my retirement. That I could do more of the things that I love once I didn't have to spend a third of the day at my place of work. Having cancer changed all that and it wasn't even a given (and really, still isn't) that I would get out of my fifties. Yikes, that really sounds young to me. So in a lot of ways it feels pretty good to be nearing sixty. I am thankful to be alive.
When I turned fifty, I realized that I really needed to start doing the things that I wanted to do in retirement more if I expected to be any good at them when I had more time. That is why I started this blog, I wanted to write more. This past year I have really gotten back into quilting in a big way. The way I was 20 years ago, but with a better sense of what I need in order to maintain the momentum that I have. So today it feels good to have a birthday.