Good Retired Life

by Donna Fletcher
(Plant City, FL)

This was a typical week. The "snowbirds" have left for up North and it is quiet here. I enrolled in an online class on "hobby to business". I produce jewelry and love doing it. This week I am venturing into mixed media and have a lot to learn.


I look in the mirror and sometimes don't recognize myself. Age is not very flattering for a woman especially. My skin is getting all crinkly and doesn't fit the way it once did. That takes some getting used to.

I live alone and my sweet puppy is the best companion I have ever had. When I first moved to Florida, I had family here but since then most have passed.

All in all, I am blessed. I am able to take care of myself, my health is pretty good and I thank God for it all.

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Nice retirement
by: Donna, Augusta, Mo

I love in wine country Augusta, Mo the bluffs.

I too feel blessed even if I see more wrinkles and my body is evolving. I too have a year old puppy now. I rescued him at 3 months. He still keeps me busy and active. He is my social introduction to neighbors as we walk a lot!

Glad to meet you Donna

God bless you, Donna!
by: Anonymous

I understand what you mean by skin not fitting! When men age, they become "distinguished", but when women age, most are just considered old. A sad double standard that will probably never change!

Enjoy your hobby and online classes. I’m considering learning a new language online!

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