At 52 years old, I'm a daughter, wife, stepmother, sister, aunt and friend. I am all of these things and I am grateful. However, the one thing I am not is a mother. Years ago, I made the decision not to have children. What I failed to do, however, was listen to the voice of my future self.
"How many coconuts will we need to retire?"
We HATE the word "millennial" and the stereotypical box it puts us in. Calling us "millennials" is like calling us walking cliches.
Managers are forewarned not to ignore the differences of each generations' characteristics. Best practice is to conduct regular training sessions for all employees and to require supervisors to attend multigenerational management training.
When does old age start? At age 68, according to one survey. But perceptions of the onset of old age vary widely according to the respondent's age.
I met her at a social media meet-up and we clicked immediately. Her husband was also there -- across the room from us, hanging out with some cronies. They made frequent eye contact with each other. He winked. She smiled back. Their overt appeal apparent, I was captivated by their chemistry.
"Old age was the proper time to fall in love. It was the proper time to suffer romances and jealousy and lose your head...old age...when you felt things more and could spare the time to go dead nuts over a person and understand how fine a thing it was."
Not everyone's intentions on the Internet are good. Hackers and online scammers target those of us over 50 because they expect us to be less computer savvy and more trusting. They want our money and our identities. With the following know-how, we're going to prevent those abusing the Internet from getting them!
Facebook has been a boon to people like me who are curious about whatever became of -- ok -- everyone I ever met. I love it when Baby Boomers talk about navigating Facebook as if we are really tuned into modern technology. We brag about uploading a photo or unfriending someone as if we're Navajo Code Talkers.
I was dressed for my usual invisibility: a pale pink, long-sleeved t-shirt, jeans, and brown sneakers that suggest, falsely, a hiker mentality. I'm headed to Meijer, and I'm certain that nobody's even going to see me.