Q1: What do I think about growing old?
I’ve thought a lot about old age. What do I want to do for the rest of my life? Will I be a widow or living with my husband? Will I live in my house, or in some kind of senior living arrangement? Do I have enough money? What will my health be? What if I or my husband need advanced care? Can we afford that? So many questions and very few answers.
I mostly am excited about this second half of my life. So far since I’ve retired from full-time work 3 years ago my life has been great. I’ve started painting more, I volunteer in various organizations and have traveled with my husband and friends to many beautiful places. But still at times I find myself watching too much TV, spending too much time on social media, eating too much and getting somewhat depressed. I know I need to become focused on my legacy and relationships with others. Likely I will outlive my husband who is 12 years older and know that I would have a great hole in my soul if he was not with me.