The Beginning


THE BEGINNING

Sounds a bit biblical, but I can assure you it isn’t.  I started this blog because I am a writer. No, a real writer, one that’s actually been paid for her work. One who still fact checks. One who researches her sources, rather than take them from network news. I worked as a reporter and am a published poet. Writing has always been easy for me and in most cases, the best source of communication. Who can argue with a page ?

I started this blog because our generation is always evolving and re-creating ourselves. We were the ones to challenge the norm and discard old modes of thinking. We bulldozed our way through barriers, women crashed through glass ceilings and  along the way, created new concepts and ideas of what was important.  We widened the road for future generations.

We were the generation that was given various titles.  We were synonymous with hippies, yippies, yuppies and baby boomers. I may have missed a few through a drunken haze, but you get the picture.

So now that we have tipped the fence and are on the other side of youth, what now ? What’s left ? Where do we go from here ? And after a lifetime of changing the world, free love, drugs, rock and roll, rehab, kids, wealth, less wealth, health, what has been the biggest challenge ?  What has been your greatest lesson ? And right now, what is the most important issue, goal or thing in your life that matters most ?

This past year has been extremely challenging,  painful and eye-opening for me in every way. The universe has my attention. Funny how pain and sadness can make you acutely aware.  I am awake again. Due to a variety of circumstances, I have had to re-group, re-think and re-consider my life and my options. I am cognizant that I don’t have all the time in the world anymore like youth has us believing we do.  I can measure my time in an estimate.

I could go on as writing is my forte and words flow easily, but in this first blog, I’d like you to ask yourself the hard questions. Is this where I thought I’d be at this juncture of life ? Many of us dreamed of something different.

What do you want to fulfill, do, participate in or achieve while you still can ? Do you want to survive life or live it ? So, think about it for a bit and then ask yourself, where do I go from here and how am I going to get there ?

I’d love to hear your comments. So, until next we meet…..

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About aboomersvoice

First and foremost, I'm a baby boomer and damn proud of it. The ones reading this post survived. Some didn't..We are the generation that crashed through barriers, broke through the norm and made our own rules. We paved the way for others to follow their bliss. One of the largest breakthroughs was probably equal rights and opportunities for women. Thank you Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan. We burned our bras, well, most of us did. We marched against politics we didn't believe in, staged protests not knowing we could easily be silenced by a bullet, experimented with drugs, meditation and guru's. We traveled with backpacks across the country and throughout the world..We had a voice. We had a choice. We had a mission. We had freedom and we were united. I am a writer, traveler, explorer, observer and participant in life. I am part of the expansion of baby boomers who still believe in the original message of peace and love. Take this journey.with me. Who knows where it will take us next ?
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