New normals

by Lorrie
(St Marys, PA)

Wendy, I am so sorry you have to go through that with your folks.

"New normals" are not easy by any means, basically because we just do not want them. We want things to be the way they were.

I also experienced two "new normals". My 93-year-old father died on March 15th and then my 70-year-old walking buddy died unexpectedly on April 23. Needless to say, it has been a tough couple of months. But we will get through this one day at a time.

You asked what I was going to do meaningful this week? My local library is hosting a used book sale and I will be volunteering for a few hours each day this week to help get ready for it, by collecting and sorting books. Books are my passion and my addiction so I will be in my glory.

Just taking my mind off my "new normals" and helping others in the process.

Prayers and hugs to you as you adapt to the changes in your life also.

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Living too long
by: Sherry/ NC

Yes, sometimes, we live too long, long enough to watch our friends and family pass away.

by: Wendy, Retirement Enthusiast/Coach

Hi Lorrie (my sister is Lorri),

Yes, life evolves and we must adapt with the changes. Sounds like you are doing well, missing family and friends, but doing self-care like the Library adds zip to your days and mental health is not compromised. Kudos to you!

One more thing... that is the odd thing about aging. Thought about this a lot as my parents lost everyone (family, friends) since they lived into their 90s. Mom will be 96 in August. Yes -- blessed to live a long life, and yet, all their cronies are gone.

Kinda sad... such is life.

Best Wishes to you!

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