I’m curious… Have you ever vacationed alone? I’m at that point in my life where my children are grown and have families of their own. I don’t have any “significant other” in my life right now but I’m ready to see something new. I do have a male friend that my daughter laughingly calls my “companion” but his health is declining now and he has little desire to go anywhere. I have places on my bucket list I would like to start seeing, even if it is every couple of years. We have been doing a family vacation around the time of my grandson’s birthday every year but we really don’t go see or do anything on those. It’s all about spending the time together.
I’ve talked to my best friend about doing the “girls get away” or something but she has one kid in college and two in junior high with college ahead of them. Her reply is always, “Gee, it sure sounds like fun but…” and we move on to other subjects. I don’t know where to go from here. I hate the idea of my retirement in 5 years and then here I sit. Would that be all I have to look forward to? What would you do? What would you suggest I do?