Despite a more than a two month pain flare-up, I have managed to carry on day-to-day activities. In last week’s post, I “showed off” my Container Garden and Outdoor Furniture Refinishing projects. In case, you didn’t see this post, take a few minutes, have a look, and tell me what you think.
Also, doing a bit of “showing off” in this post. Though it was a challenge, as a first-time user, I created the above graphic on the same day I found out about PicMonkey. Admittedly amateurish, but I feel confident that as I continue to work at it — the graphics will improve.
However, this post is about a Seasoned Sistah, an Elder, an Older Woman who wants to “live life to its fullest … and to make the little things in life good and wonderful”. Yes, this post is about me.
Let me just share two of the many little things that fill my days.
Since joining Facebook in 2010, I found new friends and reconnected with family members and old friends. Not only is Facebook a social outlet; I engage and interact with like-minded people who share my political views.
I just took a few minutes to view my Facebook Friends. Of 239 friends, only 13 are over 65 years of age; and one of them is Hubby. So, the majority of my Facebook community is made up of (1) the children of my older friends and family members; (2) my children’s friends; and (3) new friends. Though I have a large number of friends and family members over the age of 65, most view communicating and/or interacting via Facebook, E-mail, Internet, Texting and Blogging as new technology and reserved for the younger generations.
Within a few keystrokes the world-wide Blogosphere was within my reach. I can raise my voice, express my views, share my memories, and, sometimes, just rant.
Reading the posts written by other bloggers introduced me to more information than this 71 year-old-mind can sometimes keep up with. I follow a number of diverse blogs covering nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, lifestyles, DIY, recipes, book reviews, hair care, grand-parenting, older people, health related, and many other topics that attract my interest.
I am so proud of my blog, which I almost ditched in the beginning stages. The first hurdle was getting through the step-by-step WordPress instructions. Once mastered, I had to overcome the fear of writing and publishing the posts. Slowly, I began to let go of what others might think; and to stand strong and write about what I wanted without seeking the approval of others. I am neither a writer nor an author, but I wish to blog about my life. Blogging is an outlet that has brought me peace, happiness and joy.
I am grateful for having broadened my life experiences through Facebook and Blogging. The only regret is that so many of my older friends and family members failed to embrace this new technology. But, we continue to communicate via the telephone and snail mail.
Though I am aging daily, I will continue learning as I journey down the path of “living life to its fullest.”