At this point in my life I only have responsibility for my life and that of my dogs, as long as I can continue to pay my bills. What a relief! I realize not all in this country can say they are in the same situation, I know because I haven't been able to say it and feel it until I turned this ripe old age. After years of work and deferring your dreams there is the sudden shock of FREEDOM. You would think you have reached nirvana but have you? You now have to decide what is next? Am I really "needed" any more??? The answer can only be found from within. For those of us who have been to busy with things we have to do, what can be out there in this wide open space? I'll be letting you know what I have discovered in future stories ie. Life after ....???