Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Finding My Purpose As a Widow

 I'm a Blogger! Have been since 2007 and I enjoy it so much I can't imagine not doing it. 

Early on, I blogged/documented 'our journey through alzheimers'. It was a release for me as I was, at the time, caregiver for my husband who had Alzheimers. It served as a support group and we caregivers all went though our journeys together. I made some really good friends and had wonderful support. 


On our 60th wedding anniversary, a month before he passed away

After he passed away, I changed the name of the blog to Living On Main Street, 'cause I posted about what kind of life I was trying to live as a widow on Main Street. 

Those first years of grief I was one lost soul. I could not figure out who I was, what I was supposed to be doing, what my future held. But, I was determined to not waste one single moment being bitter, lazy or disinterested in life. 

And, first thing you know, people were telling me how much I inspired them with my determination, my attitude, the way I looked at things. So, I started a new blog Accidently Aging in an effort to share with others some words of encouragement, some hope, some fun. But, I get so off track and I'll have first one theme going, then another. I told you in my last post, consistency is not my main suit. 

The other day I picked up one of my notebooks and flipped through it. On it's pages I had been writing my thoughts on different subjects, most about growing older. So, I thought (there that hair-brain idea thing goes again) that from time to time I would share my thoughts with you. I sure hope it encourages someone who needs lifting up. Who needs someone who understands. 

I am a writer, a story-teller, a keeper of family history. I think that I forget that sometimes. I have a lot of stories to share, a lot of experiences, too. And, a lot of wisdom gleaned from 88 years of experiences, mistakes, and learning that I have had. Some people like to just scan through blog sites looking at pictures. Some like stories. I need to post what's in my heart, not what I think someone else wants me to, or to follow a trend. 

It's still going to be a hodge-podge of ideas, but I hope to in-corporate more of my feelings about this aging process we all are going through. Hope you are along for the ride. 


9 comments:

  1. Will be here. Isn't blogging wonderful? I do it much the same as you.

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  2. Always interested in what you write so well Latane. Your continuing positive outlook on life has been an inspiration. . . . . I often need that, especially in these current times!
    Stay well and keep sharing your fun 'hodge-podge' with us all!
    Hugs - Mary

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  3. Love that last quote... about how we ran the race. And I too find that it's simply nice to share our thoughts. We all have stories - and sharing them can be fun.

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  4. There is so much to learn from others, both younger and older. I look forward to reading your well-written thoughts!

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  5. I'll be here to follow along. I am 67, coming up on 68. I try to look forward to the next day, the next year. Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  6. I've always found your blog uplifting and insightful. I, for one, have gleaned much encouragement from you through these last few years. Thank you for sharing, Latane.

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