My kids are getting older and spending more and more time out of the house. Yes they keep coming back and yes I am still doing their laundry & cooking some of their meals but really I am spending a lot more time alone and I like it.
I really do like my own company. I have an Aunt who has been widowed 20 years and says that she can go for days without talking to anyone so when she does see people she tends to remember the past, over and over and over again.
I have one true friend but not many close friends but I’ve always been on my own. Even when I was married I spent a great deal of time on my own so I don’t see anything changing except that I can do this. I’m not the kind of person to sit down and spend the rest of my life doing nothing. I love to write, I love tv and movies, I love gardening (this is very new to me) and I love interior design so I think I’ve got a few things covered.
It’s nice to be me and I really hope that others can get a grip on what they can expect in their later years because it’s not looking bad from my point of view. Actually I’ve even booked in to do an extended computer course, upgrading my skills and making sure I have something to offer the company I work for, or if I’d like, a new company who can appreciate me for what I am – a smart, intelligent woman, who isn’t afraid of hard work and can keep smiling no matter what.