Hey there. Hope you’re all well. Tell me what you’ve been up to!

Hard to believe it’s been almost a year since I wrote anything in this space other than the introduction to the next writer in the series. But I just double checked. I finished my year of posts, came back on February 20, 2016 to check in, and then faded into the background. I regret that. And I miss you all.

What has caused me to come here tonight is something I marked on my calendar at the first of the year. 60 days from today, if my luck holds out, I turn 60.

That is also hard to believe.

Really hard to believe.

I started the year sick and stressed, with extra pounds from a thyroid issue and the holidays. I needed an intervention, and I gave myself one–3 days at Canyon Ranch. Days that were not just about exercise and massage–I also went to lectures on nutrition and memory. I had acupuncture. I did Qigong. And as part of a thank you to my body for carrying me this far, I’ve been eating for health for almost a month. And I haven’t let not being perfect stop me.

Even as recently as my 40’s, I looked at people in their 60’s and thought OLD. But scouting ahead for those behind me, some encouraging news. With 60 days to go, I don’t feel any different than I did when I turned 40 or 50.

Despite all that’s going on in the world, I’ve been breathing. And not writing but refilling the well. And I feel better than I have in two years.


the first in a series of posts during the 60 days leading to my 60th birthday


Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
Mary Oliver