I’m just wondering.
I remember finishing high school with honors, being first in my class in business school, and graduating college Summa Cum Laude.
I didn’t see it then.
I got married, had a daughter, was a stay-at-home mom, PTA volunteer, Campfire leader, and then returned to the workforce working my way up the corporate ladder to become the first female executive for the publicly traded company I was employed by.
It really wasn’t there then.
After retiring early, we made a cross-country move and I went to work for county government, which was followed quickly by a second move taking us from the west side of the state to the east side and a new job at a private university.
No one mentioned it being there then.
A few years later, I retired for real, took the UNH Master Gardener course and now enjoy spending time with my grandchildren, gardening, farming, sewing, quilting, camping, photography, and blogging.
Did it happen then?
I don’t know, but it must be quite visible because I find people now talking to me like I’m an idiot just because according to statistics I’m classified as a senior citizen.
Please – stop trying to send me something for free in case I fall and can’t get up, don’t tell me I won a drawing and just need to give you my banking info, forget emailing me that you’re a relative stranded in a foreign country and need money, and for heavens sake every time it snows in New England don’t call and tell me I’ve won a Florida vacation.
The fact is that after living to this apparently advanced age and working many years as the Executive Vice President of Human Resources for thousands of employees, I’ve been lied to by experts from all walks of life.