About this Blog

DSC03949

The Author:  I’m Ann Coleman, a woman in my early sixties who loves reading, writing, working with shelter dogs, working on my house and yard, and helping my extended family.  My son and daughter are all grown up and married, so these days I share my home with my husband and a neurotic dog named Lucy.  I’m still a little surprised to realize that I’m middle-aged (and then some), but I’m also learning that there is plenty of good in this stage of my life.  Living a creatively and fully is not just for the young!

The Blog:  This blog was originally intended to write about the issues of being middle-aged and coping with all that changes that this particular phase of life brings.  But the focus soon evolved into recognizing and appreciating the positive aspects of aging:  a stronger sense of self, learning to overcome old fears, ditching at least a few of my bad habits, and most of all, realizing that there is still so much good in the world if we are only willing to look for it.

140 thoughts on “About this Blog

  1. Love your blog so much! I’m in my late 40’s and I have a son and daughter as well my son is 17 and a senior , my daughter is 22 my husband and I have a lot more free time and it’s such a change to adapt to . So I can relatate .

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Ann,
    I am new to blogging and am sure glad i stumbled across your blogs. They are great! I am a 60 year old father, husband and grandpa and can relate to your subject about aging. I look forward to reading your blogs.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Happy New Year, Ann
    I enjoyed a few of your posts and continue to follow along. I love “By Any Other Name” and shared it on my FB page. You and I share similar perspective on life it seems. My “A Gram Blog” tries to focus on everyday ordinary moments as the real memories dear to us. I have 5 grandchildren, 2 of which I am parenting. It is a more and more common occurrence in today’s society that puts a new spin on grand parenting. I look forward to reading more of your work 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    • Thank you so much for the share, and the comment! I’m sorry, but for some reason I just saw this comment. I’d love to check out your blog, but wasn’t able to get to it from the gravitar. Can you share the link?

      Like

  4. Ann – I so enjoy this blog. Your writing and your attitude and your commitment to rescuing dogs always strike a chord in my heart. I would love to have my publisher send you a galley of my upcoming book, Another Good Dog for your thoughts and possible review. I’d be honored to hear your thoughts and welcome your help in spreading the message of dog rescue and fostering. Hope it’s okay to ask. No biggie if it’s not your thing. Thanks! Email me if you’d be interested- carasueachterberg @ gmail.com

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Pingback: Saturday Share | mexi minnesotana

  6. Ann, I was so surprised to see you had visited my blog. Thank you! I think it’s a nice, young-at-heart thing to be surprised by the littles of life. The other thing that struck me was when I saw the title of your blog… and realized, hey, I’m middle-aged too! I’ve been going through a few of your posts and will surely do more. I like the way you write, the truth and trueness of if.

    Most of all, I like the ways you welcome life.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. I am very new to blogging, but I have so enjoyed your posts. I, too, am middle-aged, but like you, I am young at heart. I feel you touch on so many aspects of life that affect us all. Each stage of life has its own joys and difficulties. To age is a gift, and it is wonderful how you portray that in your writing…your ‘muddling’ is a celebration of life.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Thank you! And welcome to the blogging community. I think you will find lots of support here, even from people in very different situations. I look forward to reading more of your posts!

      Like

  8. Hi Ann,

    I was reading your latest post about hunting for some creative inspiration for your blog going forwards – and I have something that might (might?) help, if you’re interested. Can’t see a way to contact you, so any chance you could drop me a message via my contact page?
    Cheers!
    Mike

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Pingback: The Scary of Fellow Bloggers – The Cedar Journal

  10. Good morning, Ann (or whatever the time is where you are). I was looking for a contact form on your blog but couldn’t find one, so I wasn’t able to message or email you to ask my question. I hope you don’t mind me asking, but I had planned to write a post about a two-way conversation with Peanut, my cat. I meant to post it after I came out of hospital, but then I developed that infection and felt really lousy until yesterday. Finally, the antibiotics are getting on top of it. I didn’t want to write it without contacting you to say I’m honestly not taking your idea of a post about Finn (which was wonderful, by the way). There’s no way I wanted to offend you. I’ll be pleased to hear back from you when you have time as I’m hoping to write this either later today (I have a friend here for lunch first) or, if not, tomorrow. Please, let me know your thoughts. Many thanks. Ellie x

    Liked by 1 person

    • Of course you can write about Peanut! It’s in no way copying me….lots of bloggers write about their pets, using their pet’s voices, so I’m not the one who first did it at all. Thank you so much for asking me, as that is so sweet and thoughtful of you. But it is absolutely okay for your to write it and there is no way that I would be offended by it. I’m glad to hear that your antibiotics are kicking in and controlling the infection, and hope you are feeling much better soon!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Thanks so much, Ann. I’m very pleased that you don’t mind. I thought I’d check with you first as I’m very conscious of other peoples’ feelings and would hate to be the cause of any upset or misunderstanding. I think I’m a bit too sensitive for my own good 🙃. I’ve got someone coming in the morning but I’m hoping to finish writing my post tomorrow or Monday. I’m not sure what time it is where you are but it’s past my bedtime, so I’m going to get some sleep now. Have a good night or day as appropriate. X

        Liked by 1 person

        • Nothing wrong with asking! I can relate, there’s been a time or two when I mention a family member or a friend on my blog, and even though I never name names, I still ask their permission first because I know they could easily recognize themselves. And I just read Peanut’s post! It was hysterical…..I loved it!

          Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.