Greetings. In an attempt to slow and understand life’s quickening pace, I’m writing to share my personal perspective on the ageing process, its dilemmas, the humorous self-deception, the insights and the adventure of it all.
Let’s start with the title I chose for my blog, not out yet. I chose it because it signifies my desire to still be in the game. At 76, life ain’t over.
I spend the bulk of my time in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA, but manage to get to NYC several times a year. Recently, I’ve added Japan into the mix. I feel very lucky to live in an age where one can traverse so many miles with relative ease.
I’ve been a dancer/dance teacher and dance supporter almost all my life. For the past years, I have helped produce a month-long creative residency in Santa Barbara for contemporary American choreographers and their dancers. It’s called DANCEworks. It’s been incredibly gratifying and suits my desire to make a difference in the arts.
On a personal level, I have been married for over 50 years. I’m the mother of three daughters and five granddaughters. I was born and grew up in Western Massachusetts and lived for many years on the East Coast, including Florida, Connecticut and Georgia. I am pretty much bi-coastal in my personal identity. The saying, “Once a New Englander, always a New Englander,” defines what’s in my heart, although California suits my life style. I love its freedom from convention and its year round outdoor living and its boundless landscape.
I recently began to spend a few months a year in Kyoto, Japan. I’ve been magnetically attracted to Japan for many years. Now, I am living out a dream to live there part-time. My goal is to spend about 3 months a year in Japan, for as many years as I am able to. I continually find inspiration in those surroundings.
I’ve always enjoyed writing. This blog gives me the opportunity to share my experiences with others as well as to deepen the experiences for myself. Thanks for tuning in!