I find it amazing that here I am, a BabyBoomer, ready (not) to turn 56. Wasn't it just yesterday
that I was one of the millions of children causing overcrowding of the Public School System?
Now we Boomers are ready to put a severe strain on the Social Security System... *Hey weren't we the ones keeping it going for so long?* I'm on Medical Disability now. Looking for ways to get/stay connected to the world.
Four Years ago I had a heart attack and went from living to dying to living again in about a half an hour. I found out a year ago that my heart actually was damaged during that wild ride to the hospital that day in December 2004. I have M.S. and combined with the heart failure, I'm "medically retired".
I've wanted to "retire" for so long now. Five of my Six Grandchildren live in Southern CA, a few hours from here. I live in Buckeye AZ now, on the very far West Side of Phoenix. I wonder often what Paul and I were thinking when we sold our home in Murrieta to move to AZ. I've wanted more time to visit my Grandchildren; and I got to be there when my youngest grand daughter, Sophie, 5 weeks old now, was born. On the other hand, living on disability makes trips to Southern CA, too expensive to make often. I'm happy to pick Sabby (my Red Head) up from School everyday and watch her play in the yard. Something I only dreamed about when her mother, aunt & uncles were young.
On the other hand, I am reminded often of the fact that I'll never be a Forensic Scientist.... That my career, which no way resembled Forensic Science, is over. My good friend Sarah used the words Next Phase and came up with the name I've chosen to give this blog. So I'm using this page, "My New Blog" to Mediate and muse on My Next Phase.
I'm also forwarding this to all my children, family and old friends. You guys have to deal with either reading my musings or deleting upon receipt.
If anyone who also finds themselves in this New Phase happens upon my blog, we can share notes on our discoveries about this phase. I hope so.
I hope I make new friends and learn much from my new blog.