I don’t know about the rest of the world, but the Baby Boomers in New Zealand are very ‘Baby Boomer Girl-like’ – as we completely disregard aging and all spiritual wisdom in the exhilarating current of our ego’s last grasp at youthfulness!
You’re not ready to ‘sit down?’ – did enough of that in your childhood? You sat down even as a teenager, knuckling down to study and all that? You sat down, (metaphorically – tho wished it were physically), as a parent, dedicating yourself to not only raising good little citizens, but also trying to be one, as a good role model?
If that’s you, and your wonderful kids are establishing their own lives, you are ready to break out – ’empty nest’ syndrome behind you. Or, like me, you might be breaking out of a struggling marriage and ‘finding yourself’.
We’re even falling in love again (I met mine on the internet). My man has been the inspiration for another break out – a flood of writing – 34 songs in 6 months. New love lights the fuse – and gets the muse out of bed every time!
The point is, it is SO nice to be released again into full energy & enthusiasm mode. And it seems that we boomers don’t even need cupid as a catalyst. Many boomers are determined to live it up. We chorus “It’s time to enjoy life, party, have fun. It’s time to get fit and have a life at last, now we don’t have to work 16 hours a day…
Looking in the mirror creates some degree of tension – between a strange, wrinkled-looking image that couldn’t possibly be ‘me’, and the 20 year old inside that definitely IS.
Fifty + (… and I’ve just turned 60 …), has just got to be time of note in one’s life. I wonder; is it documented in some authoritative book on the stages of adult development? I open the topic … what are your thoughts? What does the 20 yr old in you want to say about life?