Thursday, April 18, 2013

What’s in Your Bucket?

Marie Albertson, mother, grandmother, former librarian, and adventure-seeking senior citizen, retired at age seventy with a "rose-colored bucket list" of adventures to pursue. From sky-diving to learning the flying trapeze, competing in a triathlon and learning kayaking, visiting the Great Wall of China and the pyramids of Egypt, she achieved over fifty of her dreams. Her book, “Old Librarians Never Die, They Jump Out of Airplanes,” chronicles her journeys and offers plenty of advice to start your own, whether in far-off lands or here in the Hoosier state. A popular motivational speaker, Marie will be at the Library for “Adventuring Through Your Senior Years,” on Thursday, April 25th at 2PM. Book signing follows the presentation.

Check out just a few of Marie’s tips:

  • You are never too old to seek and find adventure in every day. 
  • Do something different each day, even if it’s something as simple as brushing your teeth with your non-dominant hand.
  • Realize there are adventuring opportunities within almost every budget. Do some research to discover affordable activities in your area.
  • Live in the present tense; it’s much more interesting than beginning your sentences with, “I remember when…”
While you wait until April 25th to meet Marie, if you’re in the mood for a comedy that finds Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman making their way through a life-enriching to-do list, the Library has “The Bucket List” on DVD for you to borrow. Afterward, get out there and start your own adventures!

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