When I wrote my last blog post on July 4th, I honestly wasn’t sure if I would return. I was disillusioned and wondered if my words, ideas and tips were really helping anyone. Or, was I championing a cause whose time had not yet arrived? Or, worse yet, was I passionate about a subject whose time may never arrive.
And, to share my very private feelings, I was also growing weary of seeing story, after story, of young bloggers — one as young as eleven and another as old as eighteen (heaven forbid) — who reached the highest peak of blogger fame with hundreds of thousands of followers, book deals, and brand partnerships. I know writing about fashion, food or anything considered fun, will attract a wider audience than writing about a topic most people prefer not to think about or face with trepidation at best.
Then I saw the above quote from Cyril Connolly on Susan Cain’s Twitter feed: “Better to write for yourself and have no public, than write for the public and have no self.” I care about what I care about. It hasn’t changed since I started this blog. It’s so simple; I want to make life better for older adults. I can’t cure the ills that afflict us age we age or bring back memories that have faded. But, I can highlight what’s good about growing old today: from technological innovations, to research, emotional connections and amazing role models. There are a lot of great reasons why now is the best time to be an older adult.
So I’m making a commitment to myself and those who follow my blog. I’m going to post the “100 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time to Grow Old!” I believe there are at least 100 reasons. Hope you follow along and feel free to share your ideas with me.
I’m so excited to be back!