A change in my marital status late in life, really has me aware of what is important to me. Getting older has given me the freedom to spend time with the people I enjoy, to travel to places I love and to volunteer with organizations that are important to me. I realize that once I get older I might have to physically slow down, but my philosophy is to not put off anything for another day. just booked a hiking trip to Patagonia for my upcoming 70th birthday. I'm excited!