Have you ever noticed how much change happens in your life now?
I know, stupid question right?
Let me put my question into better perspective for you.
Do remember when you were just a little toddler?
It was summertime and every day melted into the next.
You woke up to the sun shining and a bowl of Corn Flakes.
Tuesdays, you watched Mom do the laundry and hang it outside to dry.
Every Friday, you ate fish if you were a Catholic like me.
Sundays, you went to 9:30 mass.
Life was constant.
The only change in your life was that once summer ended you went back to school... to a new grade.
Fast-forward to your college days.
You woke up to the sun shining and a bowl of Corn Flakes in the same dorm (or in my case fraternity) room for 4 years.
You came home from classes to the same roommate and the same friends.
Tuesdays (once a month) you went to the laundromat.
Saturdays you went to the football games.
Sundays, you studied.
Life was constant.
The biggest change was when your favorite rock band got a new lead singer.
Now that you are officially a "Baby Boomer" does it seem like change is the only constant?
You wake up and the sun hasn't even risen yet.
You have to change the way you eat and exercise because your body can no longer be taken for granted.
You have to find new and creative ways to finance your retirement since Social Security, your IRAs, your investments and the economy have tanked.
You have to change your plans for you and your family's security in order to adapt to the turmoil in the world around you... wars, terrorism, plagues, mass shootings at schools, even spousal abuse in pro sports.
You change jobs and careers searching for your passion.
You change the way you date and make love.
Your tastes in food change.
You tastes in music change.
The way you spend your leisure time has changed.
You change homes when the kids grow up.
Your family changes.
Your kids are having kids.
Your kids kids are having kids.
Argh... When will it stop?
As far as I'm concerned change is almost always for the good.
Change creates new beginnings.
Change creates new opportunities.
Change makes you stronger.
Change gives you courage.
Change allows you to test your limits.
You learn from change.
You grow from change.
Change defines your true values in life.
So how did I get so passionate about "change" today?
It was a simple trigger actually.
I love to follow my fellow "Baby Boomer" bloggers as much as time allows me.
We are an odd sort, devoted, passionate, dutiful, concerned and dedicated to "changing" the world around us.
And because of this, I guess you could say my friends have changed.
In fact, I am proud to say that I am experiencing a whole new structure of friendships that didn't exist before I started blogging.
Because of the way technology has changed the world, we no longer just have the ability to make friends in our neighborhoods, or at work or in our personal social circles but now we make "virtual friends."
That's right, I now have friends world wide.
These are friends that I have never met in person.
Some are powerful people and some are just "Average Jay's" like me.
Some are highly intelligent.
Some are incredibly creative.
Most are exceptionally motivated.
Yet, these are folks who gladly share their ideas and feelings and convictions with you.
They ask for nothing in return.
They are there to help at an email's notice.
It's a "brotherhood" / "sisterhood" of "Baby Boomer" bloggers.
If you don't believe me then see for yourself.
Here are a handful of fantastic "Baby Boomer" blogs.
They are in no particular order and I chose them at random from the hundred or so I know about.
To celebrate "change" I dare you to spend a few minutes checking each one out to see what each unique author has to share.
I double dare you.
I bet you will find that what they have to say will "change" your life.
"If you do not create change, change will create you." ~Unknown