I just discovred this site recently and have even posted a number of times already, and have been browsing the topics. Lots of really good, and a good variety and range, of stuff in here. I'm happy to see it, but am DELIGHTED that it's CANADIAN!
GO CANADA! ;)
I'm a 50 yr old woman, reached menopause, 2 grown daughters, two small grandsons, never married (close) was single Mom, no help from dad's. Youngest daughter mixed race (African American Dad... an accomplished jazz artist)
History hard times... survivor of much which impacted every level of me, and my life and relationships. Chronic and Complex PTSD issues and others. Serious suicide attempts ( survived by fluke) Relinquished/reunited with firstborn (my decision when she was 2 and I was severe Post-partum... wanted her stable and looked after well YESTERDAY and adoption seemed the ONLY way at the time! )
Currently ... chronic physical problems that effect my life and limit me ... currently survive on disability, empty nest now. Middle-aged and FREE to do what I will or must from what I've got to work with, and whatever opportuinities arein front of me.
This is the first time in my WHOLE life I've been FREE of responsibilities and commitments to others that depleted me for whatever reasons, free of many issues and concerns that simply no longer exist. A rather fearless and good time of life now that the shock of health issues, menopause, and empty nest :)
My future? Yes ... I have some fears. Survival ($) health ... love. I'm working it all through. I believe I met my life partner ... and I wasn't even looking. Not really. I expected to be a cranky old spinster GRIN ... well, best not count my chickens before they're hatched.
It IS GOOD to be 50 tho :) I'm diggin it lots! The money and health issues really bring me down sometimes... very much :( I grieve what I can no longer do, still. It may even get worse for me too.
Thats enuf intro ... must go now.