The midterm elections are upon us this week and some of our Boomer writers are getting nervous about the outcome. As frustrating as it can sometimes be, we can’t let it stop us from moving forward. We have to be up for dealing with life no matter what happens, whether it’s reliving experiences we had in the past, or fretting about the next wrinkle. As long as we carry on, we’re good.
Let’s start with some nostalgia
Time flies whether or not you are having fun, and before we know it years pass, and we get a Facebook friend request from someone not seen or heard from since high school informing you that a group of grads is planning a reunion – a 50th High School Reunion. Hard to believe so many years ago most of us left our hometown and childhood friends to begin a lifetime of adventure in the ‘real world’. Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting could not resist finding out about classmates not seen or heard from in half a century. She recounts the experience in High School Reunion.
I did some digging into my family history and since the topic of immigrants is trending on the news cycle I wanted to highlight my family’s immigrant past. A while back I took an Ancestry DNA test and wasn’t surprised to learn my roots are mostly Eastern European. However, all families have tales to tell, and mine is no exception. Talk about dealing with life!
Remembering what we did in the past takes a little organization
Jennifer of Unfold And Begin has a love/hate relationship with bullet journals. She loves their pretty layouts and how people organize them. But hates the fact that she can never get her bullet journal looking as pretty. But that doesn’t stop her from wanting all the supplies. While Jennifer will always use her trusty Moleskine Journal to track her days and to start scribbling her posts in, she still craves to add more creativity to her journal. In 10 Creative Gifts For Your Bullet Journal, Jennifer shares the supplies that help her add that flair.
Dealing with life is a part of aging
Aging’s been on Carol Cassara’s mind these days, and when someone made an offhand remark to her, she began thinking about it differently. Read about at the blog over at A Healing Spirit.
Boomers need to be wary of how they spend their money
On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, urges consumers to avoid a widely used credit card trick – deferred interest. It’s when a retailer advertises a low introductory annual percentage rate or APR – often 0 percent – and gives consumers the chance to pay for their purchases without interest. However, if consumers can’t pay off the item by the end of the specified term, they’ll get hit with interest charges as if the regular APR had been in place from the start. Avoid having deferred interest add to your holiday spending.
And then, there’s that darn election
Tom Sightings was going to write an election-eve post about how despite all our differences we should try to understand each other, and respect people even though they might disagree with us. Then he got a better idea. So check out What a Difference a Day Makes for a brief respite from the maddening crowd.
What are you thinking about this week and how are you dealing with life? Please leave a comment below.