Monday, January 2, 2012

I don't think I've set a record... but I'm close

Okay, so it's been a month and a half, maybe not quite that, but...  here I go again not posting much.

I have started another blog.  Of course you can see it from my profile, or of course you can go to the link at Into The Second Half.  What I have been discovering is there is a passion growing in me about wanting to minister to older adults.  I've been taking classes at Seminary, though there's nothing available there for that particular field and so far it's been general Bible and theology.  I'm maybe at a crossroads trying to decide whether to even continue, as I have my degree already in Pastoral Ministries, maybe it's time to just start getting active again.  Anyway, as a part of that growing interest, I've created that blog to write about things related to the later half of life.

So maybe in that regard I can say I've not been so terrible about posting, as I have posted a bit more regularly there?  Okay, nice try, I know.

But one thing is coming clear as I look at all that, and it is that that particular blog cannot replace this blog.  It's about something totally different.  And the need to keep living healthy continues here, even though it's not been a topic lately in my writing.  As a matter of fact I've got an appointment this Friday with the weight loss clinic at Kaiser, time to quit trying to do this all on my own.

But I am finding that there is a way where the two blogs kind of come together.  People dread the later years of life and aging in general, but...  it's not necessarily something that's doomed to be awful.  In fact more and more people are living very vital lives well into their 70's, 80's, and even beyond.  Three things are key to that being likely to happen:  Keeping healthy in mind (keeping the mind active), body (having as good a health as possible), and spirit (one aspect is having a sense of purpose).  Obviously, the keeping healthy in body is a pretty major thing on this particular blog, yes?

So maybe I won't totally fade away.  Besides, the personal health thing for me doesn't have to be related to the other blog at all, it's pretty important stuff either way.

Hoping I won't take another month and a half to post here....  but no promises!

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