I breathed a big sigh of relief when I turned 50. My 40’s
had been some pretty rough years.
Oprah reached that milestone five years ahead of me. She
showed the world that 50 was just the beginning of some of our best years, and
I felt a complete kinship to her because of that.
But even fortified by Oprah’s example, my 50th year didn’t go as well as I had hoped. That year saw the end of my short-lived marriage, and for the first time I was completely alone.
Which is exactly what I needed.
The countdown to 60 is nearly over!
I had this great plan to come up with a new name and have a blog post ready and everything in place on May 10th, and I was on track to do it. Only Instagram doesn’t let us hold a name.
Let me back up. I have known for a while that I would change my blog name and social media names after turning 60. I was given wise counsel that I could risk losing followers, and people may have a hard time finding me. After all; I have built a name as “Countdown to 60”, but I still wanted a change.