When I was younger, I always wanted to jump ahead a generation. At 10, I dreamed of driving and steady boyfriends. At 20, in a Florence, Italy cafe, I journaled for hours about my worries and hopes for a career someday. As I age, I tend not to want to skip ahead so fast, but I still look forward to the next chapters in my life and the lives of my peers.
That's one reason I took the day off yesterday, swapping a work day to today to attend the Celebrate Life Expo at Spokane County's fairgrounds. It's filled with seminars, booths, entertainment geared mostly for the 65 and older set. So a generation ahead of mine, but the generation and its issues I am focusing more and more aging I track aging boomers into old age and beyond.
It's just getting started, but I am plotting out my day here. Hearing test? Bone scan? Square dancing demo at 2? But now, waiting for the fashion show to begin.