It’s time for another Best of Boomer Blogs. This week our Boomer bloggers have been in escape mode whether it’s from the cold, from their comfort zones, or from doing things that don’t benefit themselves.
Getting away from home
This has been an insane winter even in Los Angeles, where I live. We’ve been freezing at 45 degrees which probably has our East Coast Boomers laughing at us. Most of us don’t have clothes for cold weather. My chihuahuas have been shivering and wearing their coats.
Tom at Sightings Over Sixty, admits to being a Snowbird — someone who takes advantage of retirement to flee the north for a few weeks (or months) in the wintertime to avoid … well, to avoid all the stuff that’s been going on in Washington, Michigan, and New England. So if you want a brief Snowbird experience yourself, join him at Sightings from the Beach to enjoy a nice sunrise, a nice sunset, and a few beachy things in between.
Meryl Baer, of Six Decades and Counting, flew all the way to Argentina. She says, “Travel and touring is tiring but definitely worth it.” She spent a couple of whirlwind days visiting museums, monuments, and of course, restaurants in the city dubbed the Paris of South America, summarized in Touring Buenos Aires. What a lucky duck!
Life has been loopy for me lately. I’ve not only been taking care of someone who’s ill but then both dogs got tummy aches and needed to go to the vet. I’ve been finding ways to escape my house and enjoy the city. One thing I love to do is go on walking tours. You see stuff, learn about it, and get great exercise. My most recent tour was a Graffiti and mural tour in the LA Arts District. It was given by a guy who’s a graffiti artist himself and knows everything about it. I took plenty of photos. Click here to check them out.
Jennifer, of Unfold and Begin, writes about trying new things and embraces change. But she wasn’t always so open to it herself. In How She Mastered the Art of Career Change, Jennifer interviews that one particular friend that pushed her out her comfort zone. Cheri not only encouraged Jennifer and others to try new things, but her life is also a demonstration of the art of embracing change. Cheri changed her career not once, but twice in midlife. These weren’t small changes either, these were major changes from a hairdresser, to Greenlandic kayak instructor, to nurse.
Setting boundaries for self-care
Doing for others is a good thing–as long as we remember to take care of ourselves first. It’s not selfish to do that, Carol Cassara points out over at A Healing Spirit. It’s a necessity. Read what she wrote about it here.
What do you want to escape from? Please leave a comment below.