2016—Embracing 70

I can’t turn back the clock, so I think my only choice is to embrace it.  Turning seventy years of age, that is.  Seventy kind of snuck up on me, but, I don’t feel like I’m that old.  I don’t act like I’m that old.  And, I certainly don’t look anything like the blue-haired “print dress and prune juice” crowd that we used to mock when I was a very young waitress at a resort in Wyoming’s  Grand Tetons fifty years ago.   Times have certainly changed and with it, attitudes and perceptions about aging.  The Baby Boomers are starting to turn 70.  The Baby Boom began, statistically-speaking, in 1946, so I am one of the leading edge Boomers. I am happy that we have never accepted what was once the norm for past generations and despite our chronological age,   we remain active and engaged in the world around us, with open minds, vastly improved health,  and longer life spans than any previous generation.  In my case, I am healthy, active, enjoying life, and always searching for another adventure.  I have lots of friends who keep me young, laughter is an integral part of my life, and I have a passion for photography that keeps me inspired, always on the move,  and on a continual quest to take better photographs.   Hell, seventy might just have a little trouble keeping up with me.

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6 thoughts on “2016—Embracing 70

  1. Adorable!!! Happy Birthday, dear friend! You make 70 look so good- I’m already feeling better about this age. This is the NEW 70- hurray for us Baby Boomers! You can be our poster child- living life to the max! And I have no idea how you did this photo- awesome idea and execution! Have a wonderful day and year- I know you will! 💕💕💕

  2. Carol…Happy 70th Birthday. When you are as active as you are 70 is just another number. Again Happy Birthday from all of us in the Placer Camera Club.

  3. Happy Birthday, good post, good attitude, enjoy being a Septuagenarian the new numbers that define us haven’t been determined.

  4. What a wonderful photo of you!! You look so beautiful! Happy, happy Birthday!! May you continue to laugh & adventure yourself through life with the passion & positivity I know you have!!
    Love, Peggy

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