It’s Time to Let Go

Letting go is not my strong suit. In fact, I’d say it has been and continues to be one of my biggest life challenges.

In the fall I cling to summer, wearing sandals even though the chill in the air tells me it’s time for closed toe shoes.

Goodbyes with someone I love, even if the separation is for just a few weeks, can rip my heart.

I’ve stayed in relationships longer than I should have. (Nothing abusive; just something was over and I didn’t want it to be. Luckily not the case with my current relationship!)

I’ve stayed in jobs longer than I should have. (Nothing horrific, just situations that weren’t really working for me and I couldn’t get myself to move on.)

And here I am again with Savoring Your Sixties. I’ve been struggling to let go.

I had such high hopes for this to become a flourishing coaching business and a joyful way to serve other women. It hasn’t turned out as I’d hoped and my energy for it has diminished over the years.

Still, it’s been hard for me to let it go.

I’ve loved the coaching, helping women discover and follow what lights them up. I’ve enjoyed sharing information and ideas with you. I’ve been moved and saddened and uplifted by your sharing. I’ve felt a smile inside when you let me know that what I did mattered, that I had made a difference.

Even with all that, for quite a while it has been time for me to be done.

The Savoring Your Sixties website, blog, and Facebook page will be up until January 23, 2018 in case you want to get some articles and information from these places. Then the Savoring Your Sixties door will gently close.

It’s time for me to let go of it.

I do so with gratitude for what has been, for the joys and the learnings.

I do so with gratitude to Denny, my husband, for his boundless support and love. I couldn’t have done this at all without him.

I do so with gratitude to each of you for your interest in Savoring Your Sixties, for reading, and for sharing your lives with me.

Thank you.

May you do what lights you up.

May your 60s and beyond be filled with love, laughter, joy, and peace.

Warmest Wishes,
Bonnie

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1 Robin Westmiller October 21, 2017 at 7:02 am

Bonnie – So sorry to see this site end. I’ll be 64 in December and was looking forward to singing the Beatles song with everyone! I’m sure you’ll be hearing from many who will miss you.. UNLESS you’re planning on a NEW site… Savoring your 70’s? !!

All the very best to you and the family!

Robin

2 Lise Heroux October 22, 2017 at 6:22 am

I’ve just this moment discovered you, only to find this is the end of this journey for you! Sad for me, but wishing you something else fulfilling down the road!

3 Bonnie October 25, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Hi, Lise! Sorry that I’m “leaving” just as you’re “arriving.” Knowing that would happen to some people is one of the aspects that has made ending this hard. You still have time to read the articles here and hopefully you will find something useful. Thanks for the good wishes.
Warmly, Bonnie

4 Bonnie October 25, 2017 at 12:36 pm

Robin, Happy almost Birthday! Someone even suggested I might take a break and come back later with savoring your 80s. 🙂 I have no plans for doing a blog on either the 70s or the 80s. Thanks for the good wishes. Warmly, Bonnie

5 Nancy L. Neumann October 26, 2017 at 1:12 pm

Bonnie,
Heartfelt Thanks to YOU! I will miss you and the site. Wishing you all the best always!
Fondly,
Nancy

6 Bonnie October 27, 2017 at 1:33 pm

You are welcome, Nancy, and thank you for your good wishes. Warmly, Bonnie

7 Wendy October 30, 2017 at 3:21 pm

Best wishes…I enjoyed your page very much.

8 Erica Merovich October 30, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Best of luck to you…..I’m 65 and still looking to savor more and worry less. And it seems to me that once we get into our 50’s, then 60’s…especially women……we become invisible to almost everyone. Take care Bonnie!

9 Ana October 30, 2017 at 3:29 pm

So sorry to hear this. I think about you and your messages often. All the best to you, Bonnie. ❤

10 Sandy Lovett Thompson October 30, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Have enjoyed your blog as I enjoy my seventies. Each day is so precious. You can wave so long knowing you have made a difference in many souls. Continue to enjoy every moment of your days. Peace be with you.

11 Rutheia October 30, 2017 at 4:54 pm

Bonnie, you have such a gentle and caring soul. If it is time to move on have no regrets. Another direction may appear for you. Know that you have made a difference.

Hugs,
Rutheia

12 Vicki Jorgensen October 30, 2017 at 5:21 pm

Bonnie, I understand completely but will miss your uplifting posts. This is definitely a time of change and endings and new beginnings. I am turning 67 this year and my husband is turning 80. Many changes going on. I wish you and your family all the best. Vicki

13 Deborah B. October 31, 2017 at 9:40 am

May heart ❤️ is saddened with this news. No matter what time of the day I got on FaceBook, I knew I could get something from this site and from you. Thank you for all you brought to the site.
Please know, you have made a difference in at least one persons life, mine! For that, thank you so very much. You will be missed, but know that we all understand and wish you much ❤️ love, happiness, and good health for you and your family.
God bless you, you will stay in my heart and prayers,

Sincerely,
Deborah

14 Bonnie November 1, 2017 at 1:44 pm

Thank you, Wendy. I’m glad you enjoyed the page.

15 Bonnie November 1, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Thanks, Erica! I, too, still have more to learn about savoring more and worrying less. Some things are life long lessons. Wishing you well. Warmly, Bonnie

16 Bonnie November 1, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Thanks, Ana. All the best to you, too.

17 Bonnie November 1, 2017 at 1:47 pm

Thanks so much, Sandy, for your kind words. Glad to hear you’re enjoying your 70s. May that continue to be so.

18 Bonnie November 1, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Thank you, Rutheia, for those lovely words.

19 Bonnie November 1, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Thanks, Vicki! I turn 68 this month. While 70 doesn’t seem such a stretch, 80 does. It seems I always think “old” is 10 years older than my current age. 🙂 All the best to you in the changes you face. Warmly, Bonnie

20 Bonnie November 1, 2017 at 1:52 pm

Deborah, your message tugged at my heartstrings. Thank you for your lovely, kind words and wishes. All the best to you, Bonnie.

21 Janie December 13, 2017 at 5:16 pm

Wishing you the best. Just discovered your site some months ago and have been enjoying it. May your new beginning be full of adventure. Janie

22 Bonnie December 15, 2017 at 10:56 am

Thank you, Janie, for your good wishes. I’m glad you’ve been enjoying the site.

23 Barbara December 25, 2017 at 4:44 am

Just discovered you and your gone. Copying what I can to review and use as I head into my 6th decade. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom.

24 Bonnie December 29, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Hi Barbara! Sorry about that timing. Glad you found your way here for a little while.

25 Sandy January 17, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Sorry to see you go. I will miss your page and your encouraging words.

26 Julie January 17, 2018 at 4:22 pm

Wishing you the best as you step out and away from that which you have struggled to let go of. I can sooooooo relate! Most of what I’ve let go of in life had scratch marks on it … lol

27 Vicki Jorgensen January 17, 2018 at 5:59 pm

I will miss Savoribg Your Sixties. It brought some wisdom and laughter. I wish you joy and happiness. Thank you, Bonnie

28 Arlene January 18, 2018 at 1:35 am

Sad that you are going Bonnie but wishing you all the best and happiness for the future

29 Georgian Lussier January 18, 2018 at 7:47 am

Bonnie, best wishes for your next chapter! I am certain you will build on all your good work with Savoring Your Sixties. I also know it is hard to let things go – be free now, and continue to sparkle! Thank you for contributing to women who are at an age when the glass can seem half full. Georgian

30 Jonni January 18, 2018 at 8:40 am

Bonnie- my heart skipped a beat when I read this. I absolutely trust this is the right thing for you and I am still a bit sad about the closure. I am sending love and light up your way and hope you will be enjoying your slice of paradise even more.
Jonni

31 Jaynee January 18, 2018 at 12:37 pm

Dear Bonnie,

I have so enjoyed reading the articles that uplifted me at some very dark points in my life! I wish for you all the best that life has to offer! I will definitely miss you and your sunshiney attitude!

Jaynee

32 Bonnie January 19, 2018 at 3:14 pm

Thanks, Sandy. I’ll miss it myself and it’s time for me to let go.

33 Bonnie January 19, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Julie, you made me smile with your “scratch marks.” That’s a vivid, telling description, isn’t it? Thanks for your good wishes.

34 Bonnie January 19, 2018 at 3:16 pm

You’re welcome, Vicki. I’m glad you found some wisdom and laughter here. Thanks for the good wishes.
Warmly, Bonnie

35 Bonnie January 19, 2018 at 3:17 pm

Arlene, I’m a bit sad about it myself. Especially when I’m receiving so many kind words from people. Thanks to you for your good wishes.
Warmly, Bonnie

36 Bonnie January 19, 2018 at 3:19 pm

You’re welcome, Georgian! Thank you for your lovely words and good wishes. I especially like “continue to sparkle.”
Warmly,
Bonnie

37 Bonnie January 19, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Hi, Jonni! Nice to hear from you. I’m a bit sad, too, and it’s long past time to close up. Thanks for sending me light and love. Thinking of you makes me smile, my friend.
Love, Bonnie

38 Bonnie January 19, 2018 at 3:22 pm

Jaynee, I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the articles and that they uplifted you. That makes me smile inside. Thank you for your kind words and good wishes.
Warmly, Bonnie