Happy Friday, everyone! What are you up to this weekend? Joanie is having her first ever sleepover tonight – something she’s looked forward to for years and that we promised could happen once she turned five, and then once she was fully vaccinated, and then once the Omicron wave had passed, and now, finally, it’s time. Tomorrow I think we’re going ice skating. I have a couple books on the hold shelf at the library I need to go pick up before heading to the bus stop in an hour, and I’m looking forward to trying a new recipe I saw on Instagram that sounded good.
Hope you have a great weekend, and here are some links you might enjoy:
As a 45-year-old woman, now firmly in the middle-age camp, I’ve been drawn to and reading recently a lot about middle age, especially in the context of friendships, relationships, and meaning-making in life (and how the ways we find meaning seem to shift during this stage). This article in The Atlantic focuses on friendships, and especially friendships in middle-age: the challenge in making and keeping friends and how the importance of friendships, like so much during this stage in life, shifts a bit. Anyway, I related to a lot of this:
It’s Your Friends Who Break Your Heart: The older we get, the more we need our friends—and the harder it is to keep them.
Another one with a middle-age theme, but as it relates to career: At 53, Bucking the Great Resignation: After being scammed out of some savings, Martha Bayne rethinks the Gen X play book as it pertains to work and financial security.
And I guess this is middle-aged themed too. Emma Thompson on living in a woman’s body: my daughter thrums with life, my mother is frail – and I’m balanced between