There are always pros and cons to every situation, decision, etc. The pros and cons pertaining to my upcoming move go through my head constantly, but the cons always jump out at me!
I won't be able to walk to anything. To get to a store, vet, etc., in my present location is about a mile & a quarter, a 25 or30 minute walk (and the same when I walk back home). That doesn't seem like much, but in my present condition and state of health it is a lot, although it would probably be the best thing I could do for my health! Walking for my health (and of course, Rocky's health) will be the only kind of walking I will be doing in the new location.
I love the idea of living with/close to my daughter, but perhaps I'd be better off in a community of seniors where I'd have company of people who I might be more compatible with.
I was born in November of 1940, and those of you within 5 or 10 years either way of my age, will understand that we are entirely different from those who came along after us. A 50 or 60 year old probably has no clue - and I'm not being judgmental - a person 40 years old or younger wouldn't have a clue about the 50-60 year-olds! We all have lived through different times, different governments and world situations, different economic times as well as different economic levels in society. My being born in 1940 has shaped and defined who I am, and there is no getting around it - I'm different than most generations alive today. There are also differences in liberal/conservative thinking, and you can probably guess where I fall in this category, if you have read most of my posts over the years. I'm wildly liberal, but can get along with wildly conservative folks who are open minded and agree to disagree. I confuse a lot of people, including my children and younger siblings, because I'm socially ultra liberal but personally ultra conservative. I hate to waste anything, although I don't feel like I was deprived as a child - and all my friends were mostly in the same boat. My mother-in-law was fond of saying that we are "going to hell in a hand-basket"! And we probably are.
I'm sure some of you will find that you and I are very similar in our backgrounds and our thinking, and some of you have had entirely different experiences in your lives. In the blogger world, however, we can find common ground or we probably wouldn't be reading each others' blogs!
Enough philosophizing! Our life spans get shorter each day, and we cannot do a thing about it except to make the best of and enjoy every minute of every day. I hope I've mostly done that, and I can honestly say I've had an extraordinarily wonderful life and family. I'm also grateful for the few, close friends I've had over the years. Also for the many wonderful acquaintances who go in and out of our lives.
I find that as I get older I become more appreciative of life, friends, acquaintances, and opportunities. I'd love to hear how you feel about this.