Living Single (again)

by Gloria

I’ve written before about my relationship with my LTP. There were some ups and downs but the 26 years we spent together were good. I like to say it was a mutualism symbiotic relationship… mutually beneficial to both of us.

After a gradual decline during the pandemic, he passed away this past January. I was so used to having him around that I didn’t think about being here alone after he was gone.

I have many friends but no relatives close by. My sons and their families live 3 and 5 hour drives away and I don’t feel comfortable driving that far anymore. They visit but not as often as I like.

So…I’m moving to be “closer to my emergency contacts“…lol. I don’t feel 76 years old, but I don’t know how 76 is supposed to feel. My health is reasonably good, I’m financially stable and I’m ready for a change.

I don’t think I’m ready for an independent/ assisted living situation either, so I’m trading my old condo for a new condo in Grand Rapids, MI which makes me 2 and a half hours closer to both.

Everyone is excited and by this time next week I’ll be starting another phase of my life.

I know this will be a good move and I’ll live happily ever after…until my next move anyway.

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How exciting!!
by: Michael - Upstate NY for the summer!

Gloria - this is such an exciting time for you!

How fun to be able to decorate a new place, meet new people, explore new places. It sounds like you have a great attitude and are looking forward to this next phase!

Your age is only a number on a piece of paper. So, skip the old geezers and hang out with the younger crowd in your new area.

I know they will welcome you with open arms.

Best wishes!!

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