Saturday, June 8, 2019

Welcome to Accidentally Aging

I recently said goodbye to my Living Life on Main Street blog.

I had been doing it for 12 years and felt that my 'life on main street' had changed so much and that the blog, to me at least, felt stale ... out of touch.

As I lay awake this morning, in the wee hours, it suddenly came to me. I had not moved my blog into my current life, it had stayed back there somewhere in the muddles of my past.

Lately I have been searching for my purpose. Women with husbands, jobs, children and a house to keep have purpose. But, my children are all grown. My husband is gone. I am alone. So, I started to question "What is my purpose now for the rest of my life, however long I have?"

After some workshops, reading, therapy etc, etc, I knew that my purpose now is to encourage women of my age (and younger) to live every minute of their lives with great meaning and understanding. To know ourselves, to honor our power, to leave a legacy.

And, so... enter Accidentally Aging.

By the way, I also have an Instagram account by that same name.

My posts will be more wordy than before. I have a lot to share while I still can share. So, come along with me as I journey through these last years of my life. It will be fun... I guarantee it. And, perhaps you will glean some tidbit that you can use for yourself.


  1. Welcome back Latane and thanks for sending me your new blog address in a comment. I’m glad you are back.

  2. Oh I thought you had more words to share. Instagram is great for pics and blogging is great for words. They are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Hope that you’ll return to my post and read my words. Old age is definitely not for sissies.

  3. hi latane, so nice to see you today!! i think you are on to something. keep writing on this subject, it will be good for all of us!!!

  4. Goody!!! And I'm your first follower ;)

  5. Thank you oursearskithome for following me... and for the sweet comments you all have left me. I am looking forward to getting my next post out very soon.

  6. You are definitely showing us 'how it's done'! I'm so proud of you and will enjoy hearing more about your life and how you stay so young! happy blogging! Hugs, Diane

  7. This was wonderful news - it arrived in my comments whilst still in Ireland so just now getting back with you here.
    Love your idea for a new type of blog addressing issues that many of we older gals have, or will have before too long!
    Your header photo is fabulous too - I may try to fit in a little trip to the beach myself this summer!

  8. Hi Latane! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Your words here about "finding our purpose" or re-discovering ourselves after spending all those years being a wife and mother is exactly what I recently wrote about in a story soon to be published. It is a time in a woman's life that needs to be dealt with. And I look forward to reading your posts.

  9. I just found you today via Misadventures of Widowhood! What a great find! THANK YOU for blogging!

  10. Oh so glad for this blog--it sure does resonate with me--I am a 78year old widow searching for my new purpose! Will love to see what we can share!


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