For my 50’s birthday I got breast cancer! For my 60’s I’m hoping to find love, laughter and new experiences. Letting go of the past, moving forward and finding whatever it is I’m looking for. I recently read a quote from the Dalai Lama; once I’d spent a bit of time reflecting on his words I realised that they are extremely powerful.
“Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
We all need to earn a living, but perhaps there are ways of getting what we need without sacrificing our health, happiness and life. [mod edit /link removed]
I joined this Forum because I’m sure there are a lot of 60+ out there that want to see as much of the world as I do, so let’s exchange ideas.
I’m very pleased to hear that you have had ten years of remission, Shitim, and I hope you have many more to come. My sister developed breast cancer at the age of 59 last year, had a titectomy and chemotherapy, and has been fine ever since. Her hair is growing back too, so I hope she achieves what you have. Good luck to you and her.
I would say, though, that perhaps you could have chosen a nicer username!
Well, I am 70 in 2017, when I was 50 my wife buggered off allowing me to divorce her which was great (the kids stayed on), it’s been upwards and onwards ever since. I retired at 60 which was another milestone because I now wonder how I ever found time to go to work.
I do a lot of travelling but this year I hope to drive round Australia and do some more overseas travel.
I’m sure your sister will be fine; it’s not easy, a tough journey, but coming out the other side made me look at the world with new excitement. It sounds like your sister is nearing the end of the after effects of treatment, but if she ever needs to talk to anyone I’d be more than happy to give a 10 years on view.
I’d recommend going on the ‘Palace on Wheels’. Travel at night and wake up in a new location every day. That’s the one we used a couple of years ago, but I understand there are other similar ones in different parts of India.
Hi Rose, welcome to our forum, we are a friendly bunch on here.
Nice name to call yourself!
Sorry to hear about your Breast Cancer, but looks like you’re in good health now and hope that you travel the World.
That is very true and yet, for some reason, collisions are very rare, or at least we never saw a single one. Bicycles, tut-tuts, motorbikes, buses, a few cars (mostly taxis), and even the occasional elephant, all weaving in and out of each other in what appears to be a disorganised fashion and no accidents - unlike on the roads here.
Another thing we learnt was that the constant sounding of horns was certainly not arrogance and threats, but a simple means of announcing that I’m about to overtake you.
Unlike some foreign cultures, the Indians are very happy people and, despite their deprivations, even the very poorest were constantly smiling and, what’s more, we saw very few people begging. What a lovely race of people.
Thank you so much for the responses. Really useful. In particular I want to go to Dharamsala, so if anyone has any experiences of that town that would be great. I’m intending to go to the Dalia Lama area as well. The name, first I’m sorry if it offends anyone, I never swear, but I woke up one morning and realised I am 60 this year, I said, aloud, sh*t I’m 60. Hence the name.