Today I turn 70 years of age. How did that happen? I always expected to depart this earth in my 50′s. The universe had other plans, I guess. Not having been one to obsess over milestone ages, I now find myself doing some of that. Turning 40 was a bit of a hiccup: I got bifocals, finished my Ph.D., and turned 40 in the same week! All of the other typical milestones passed as any other day.
Seventy is different, somehow. Seventy marks a new beginning in many ways. A new chapter. A chapter filled with possibilities if we take advantage of it. A chapter yet to be written.
It is my intention through this blog to explore those possibilities, to share my thoughts on becoming 70 and beyond, and to invite comment from others on their journey through the ages. I find myself energized by possibility, not brought down by aging. Having nothing to prove to anyone, and not having to impress anyone, I am freed from the self-imposed constraints of youth and may thus explore my thoughts and feelings, and those of others, at will.
Please feel free to add your comments, suggestions, thoughts and dreams to mine. I intend for this blog to be interactive as much as possible. It will be a work in progress as I figure out how to design it and personalize it.
Much of the blog content will stem from my daily journal; other content will come from my readings on aging and how others are managing the aging process.
I look forward to your comments!
David R. Updegraff