Well first off I am a fifty-something person too. Actually I am 52 with 53 peeking around the corner. I am a widow with two of my five children still at home. I have five grandchildren and will have my sixth in June. I am currently taking a hiatus or an early retirement from my job in the nursing field after 32 years. I left on a good note, but felt I couldn’t compete with the younger nurses. Sometimes my arthritic hands would slow me down. I also watched as my husband passed away rather quickly from cancer and I just decided a change was needed. I live in Virginia near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Parkway. I live in a rural type town so I get a lot of “creative energy” just sitting on my deck watching the wind blow.