55+ Living Guide Winter 2018 Winter 2018 55+ issue for Joomag - Page 8

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Enjoying a visit with Mom. Kenya, my aging best friend. My Family 8 A s we ring in the New Year, I’d like to make a toast to 55+ Living Guide Magazine celebrating 5 years! Many thanks to all of our readers and advertisers, without whom none of this would be possible. Thank you for believing in our brand and for the ability to redefine your life no matter what age. Redefining Life After 55 is just that; it’s a time to rediscover what’s important now and how we want to age. An exciting journey we can take together as we learn from each other and the generations before, to us to be the best version of ourselves. Whether you’re 55 or 75, it’s never too early or late to redefine what matters to you, how you choose to live your life and the people you want to live it with. The word aging has a negative connotation to it, but it doesn’t have to. Sure, no one welcomes the signs of aging but with age comes a sense of contentment; of maturity. It’s freeing to not worry about the things that felt like the end of the world in our more youthful versions of ourselves. In a culture obsessed with youth, is it possible that we’ve all been misled about what happens as we age? Kathy Gottberg, blogger of Smartliving365.com and author reminds us of the ways we get better as we age in her article; 10 Awesome Things I Know at 60 That I Never Knew at 30 (page 26). Collecting memories, not things is what is truly important so let’s make 2018 the year to create new memories that you will cherish for years to come! Alison Michael