When I became a widow at the age of 50 I knew that I had to make a life of my own. No one was going to do it for me. If I was to become a person unto myself I had to lift myself out of my grief.
It’s never too late to take up something new and so I got my motorcycle license – just because I wanted to proof to myself that I could do it.
I read a lot and I often have two books going at the same time. I also keep a gratitude journal that I write in every night to record what I have to be thankful that happened that day.
I love getting together with friends and my Chick’s Night Out group is a special place to chill out. I think it’s important to remain open to new experiences and spontaneous events. I love to travel and explore new places, like when I went swimming in the island caves when I took a cruise.
Overall, I’ve found that the more I do, the more I want to do. My activities keep me going so that I don’t have time to brood about my loss.
What are you doing to make a life of your own?