Growing old is a phase in life that many of us don’t like to think about let alone talk about. Aging is kind of a conversation killer at most get togethers. But in retrospect, aging has come a long way. People are living longer thanks to science, medicine and the conveniences of modern society. In fact, you control a big part of the aging process through your emotions, thoughts and actions.
Speaking of thoughts and emotions, mine have been working overtime to take me to a place I’ve never been. Enter empty nest. This new phase in life coupled with the fact that I will turn the big 5-0 in 2015 has led me on an emotional journey of self-discovery. Over the course of 22 years I have been wife to a patient, loving husband and mother to two great sons. Recently both of my boys moved away to college, leaving behind a quiet house. With their move, I have come to a fork in the road. One in which I can veer off toward sadness and the ordinary or I can choose to take the new, exciting path toward self-discovery. It is that fork that I’ve bypassed so I could share with my husband the responsibility of raising our sons to the wonderful, young men they have become. This new path will lead me back to the love I once had…the love of writing.
With this newfound freedom, I have created this outlet to share experiences, advice and support for readers who plan to make the most of their mid-life years. Although we may all be at different stages in life, such as empty nest, retirement, grandparents, we all have many of the same aging concerns. Welcome to Maturista.com! I hope you will join me in a positive virtual blog that will inform and possibly entertain you with material that concerns people of a certain age such as gray hair, technology, empty nest, aging parents, fitness, diet, etc. Feel free to leave a comment. This is a work in progress. Soon you will be able to follow me on Twitter and Facebook.