I realize that my last post on this site occurred on my 75th birthday, now nearly 4 months ago. For about 4 years, I’ve been “musing” fairly regularly in this space. My own aging journey has increasingly been the topic. It’s exciting, intriguing, and thus has become a primary focus.
My new mission is to invite my younger professional peers to consciously enter into their third chapter of life and consider vibrant elderhood as a worthy goal. This endeavor is starting to occupy my time, my thoughts, and my energy. So I’m letting go and moving on from activities that no longer carry the level of excitement they used to.
That said, this is my final post on this site. Into the archives these blogposts will go –perhaps to resurface in another form in the next year. In the meantime I truly have enjoyed “musing along the way” during my own exhausting and illuminating third chapter journey to date. At the very least my musings will provide a record of these years I would otherwise not have.
Writing has been incredibly satisfying, and becomes even more so. Maybe it’s less the writing, and more the figuring out of life through writing, that has become my fascination. On this site and another, I’ve enjoyed keeping the perspectives in each of my books alive. I’ve jotted my ideas and observations on doing what one loves, and continued to muse about what life presents to me. But now it is time to stop and say goodbye. I feel done here, knowing that what I am meant to do in my life ongoing has come into sharper focus.
And so, third chapter living, third chapter thinking and third chapter mastery™ are what I wish to grapple with, live and share. The challenges and delights and curriculum of becoming the kind of elder the world needs, are absorbing my mind and heart. You’ll find me, still musing and writing, on those topics in my single remaining blog, currently located at Meet Martha Johnson.
Thank you for being along for the ride.
Be well and be happy.