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That sounds like a great idea.  Singing is really good for you. Go for it.


Thanks! DH presented me with a bunch of my fave music recently, so I've been singing night and day, which made me realize how much I miss it. Smiley Happy

 

 

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That sounds like a great idea.  Singing is really good for you. Go for it.

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I answered this question awhile back, but when I the link to this thread in the e-newsletter, I thought: you know what? Besides the other thing, I want to find a chorale group in >whatever< place DH and I end up spending the most time once we're fully retired. Or possibly a community musical theatre, but some sort of return to performance.

 

 

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 I am only 50 and when my life came to a halt at 47, I gave up. I had been experiencing some weird sensations with my eyes for about fours now, with only having the doctors shuck it to allergies. But it a became a problem when the sun would be too bright for me to open my eyes.  When the darkness would be to dark, I would get lost on my way home from work. When I started having accidents for no apparent reasons. I became afraid.

 

I decided it was time to see a specialist and was diagnosed with a rare Eye disease called Cone-Rod Dystrophy. That is when the color vision in my eye continues to disappear. There is no cure. 

 

 I was in a job and loved it. I was doing the things that I love to do. For 2 1/2 years I lost me. I did not know what to do, I was depressed very very sad and lonely. I craved work. I craved people, I craved my family.  Well my family is in St. Lucia and I live in New York state so you understand the craving of the family.

 

I am just getting back to the me thing. I still want to accomplish the things I did not do three years ago. And as long as I can see I want to see all of America.

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I am 63 and currently on my 3rd class towards a Masters in Higher Education Administration at Southern New Hampshire Univeristy. The course is all online and I have e 4.0 average.

I was hurt at 60 in a work accident and just did not feel I was done. So I found this program and I am having so much fun. I will the an Academic Advisor or Dean of Students or ...

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Best wishes and good luck to the 78 year old woman working on her PHD.  

 

Overcoming a poisonous childhood is already a huge accomplishment. 

 

 

 

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I am sort of making a reply to my own post. Since writing this, I have been getting more involved with the Senior Citizen group in my town. I'm making more phone calls and setting up lunch dates with old friends, and making more plans. I enjoy my computer and listening to my books, but I traded in my old car and RV so now just have one insurance payment for vehicles. I may even take a little trip in the near future. It's spring time, it's light outside a whole lot later, and that, in itself, helps to lighten my mood. 

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@ip3285 - Your post was very inspirational!!


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If you feel a strong tug, know that is me, cheering for both you and your son. I want to remain in school until I can no longer. It is wonderful to see someone else with the same values and instilling them in their children. Bravo and best wishes.
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When I was young, my father called me a "dullard" - dumb, and worse. He believed that women didn't need an education beyond high school because their job in life was to "take care of their husband, raise the children, and clean the house".  I was accepted to a good college and he wouldn't let me attend.  At age 21, the legal age in those days, I left home and moved to another state.  For a while I lived with my aunt and uncle, people who believed in equal education for men and women and were very encouraging toward me for everything I wanted to do.  Eventually I married and moved to another state.  My then husband got a PhD.  I thought, "why shouldn't I get the education I've always wanted?"  I did well in school, so why couldn't I do well in college.  Although I became single again and had to go to work and raise my two young sons, I enrolled in junior college on a part time basis, eventually earned an associate degree.   After that, I enrolled in many on-line courses and earned  2-year certificates, equivalent to associate degrees.  My older son, who was then in his 40s, suggested that instead of wasting my time on these two-year programs, why nto enroll in a bachelor's degree program online.  I did.  I graduated with high honors.  I continued on and received a master's degree.  This same son, despite working full time, is working on his PhD.  Well, why shouldn't I do the same.  We're "racing" now - all in fun - who will finish their thesis first and get their PhD.  Of course he works and I'm retired, so I have more time to work on mine.

 

So, what do I still want to accomplish in life?   I'll turn 78 years old in July.  Before I'm 79 I want to finish my thesis and earn my PhD.  In the not-too-distant future, I want to be Dr. Iris, PhD in Botanical Medicine.  And then.....who knows?

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