From our boomer defining birthdays” in the 1940s, 50s and 60s to now being in our 50’s, 60’s, or 70’s we are a generation defined by more than birth dates between 1946 and 1964.
Educated? Check. In many cases that’s what our parents wanted for us: for us to “go to college”. They wanted us to do better, whatever that might mean.
Married? Check. For many a boomer marriage happened at age 18, after high school, or sometime around 21-22 (after college) or as soon thereafter as love – or the right guy/gal – or the chance to own a home – came around.
Liberated? Check. Equally? Musculature still has its (increasingly small) role to play. My wife would not hesitate to delegate tasks based on . . umm . . mindless physical strength.
Raised a family? Check, probably after being on the pill for a few years or more.
Career winding down, up or sideways? Check. We’re just not sure when we’ll stop working or if we want to keep working, not because we need to but because we remain interested in work. Then there’s that stock market thing and what it did to our retirement investments. Argh.
Kids . . (almost) out and on their own? Chec . . err . . umm. Grandkids? Hey, what’s not to like , especially when their parents are and act like adults, themselves, right?
We are boomers! Hear us roar!
We we’re not talking about starting to forget things. 😉