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I have heard it said that Baby Boomers don’t want to grow up.  We want to feel young and carefree as we continue to live life to its fullest.

I plead guilty!

The evidence in this case is provided by my wide smile when I recount my activities during the past two weeks:

  • I spent time leading up to the 4th of July playing volleyball in a lake in Wisconsin with a group of friends.  The net is literally set up in the lake.  Classic fun!
  • I experienced Santana in concert – for two+ hours, under the stars.  Carlos is fantastic – he’s still rocking – making it fresh and real after all these years.  He plays with a large group of musicians, and they know how to do it right.
  • I got behind my husband on our motorcycle for the first time in many years.  He recently had our Yamaha 1100 revamped and has begun to ride it on nearby country roads.  I have been writing my motorcycle memoirs, Traveling Together, Cliff and Me and the Motorcycle Makes Three, and it brought back the memory of soaring down the road on a bike. I tried it and I liked it!

What are you doing that shows your rockin’ spirit?

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I love to check out other blogs geared to midlife women, and I found a gem that I want to share with you.  Here is a link to: Feisty Side of Fifty/ Baby Boomer Women.  The perspective you’ll find there complements the midlife transformation theme of choosing to live the life we want to be living, and taking action to make it happen.  A positive self-image and attitude toward our current age and condition (and good humor!) is essential to creating our own destiny rather than letting others define us. 

 One of the “Feisty Side” posts I especially related to was Women Over Fifty – Rockin’ On Forever. When I am in the car and the all of a sudden Hey Jude, Satisfaction, or Layla comes on the radio, I know that I’ll go through the rest of the day with a smile on my face and rocking music in my soul. What songs transport you to your inner rocker?

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