On January 15, 2008, encouraged by our journalist son Seth, I stopped scribbling my thoughts on life in random notebooks and wrote my first post on 70-something.com. At that time, no one (including me) thought I would still be “blabbing” to a bunch of people I don’t know (and some I do) fifteen years later.
What have I gained from this adventure? I’ve learned about commitment. Brush my teeth twice a day; write a blog post twice a week. I’ve learned that writing helps me process the joys and disappointments that are part of all our lives. And much more.
I’ve written 1,570 posts and have received several thousand comments from readers either on the blog site or by email.
At my age, each day is a gift so I don’t expect to be writing this for fifteen more years.
But one never knows.