Growing Old, Making Sense of it.

image credit: 123rf Getting Old, a lot of questions- any answers?

“Old age ain’t no place for sissies” Bette Davis

I, like many of my fellow boomers, stand at a crossroads of wonder. Uncertainty, fear, and indecision lie ahead as retirement plans and dreams so well laid out just a decade or so ago now are fragmented and in disarray.

What exactly happened to bring all this about? How did we get here? And where exactly is here? On one hand we’re living longer due to a massive uptick in medications, while at the same time we’re in the worse physical shape demographically of any group in our nation’s history1.

Financially many of us took a direct hit a few years back and for us continuing in the work force isn’t optional2.

There’s still quite a few of us, outnumbered only by Millennials3, which have overtaken us of late, but if that didn’t get to me I’m seeing articles such as this4 that seemingly feel boomers are the cause of all our country’s economic woes as well. Damn…that’s enough to get a fellow depressed, and sure enough, we’re leading the way in that too5. Continue reading “Growing Old, Making Sense of it.”