Our Sixties – THE Sixties

Our Sixties – THE Sixties

We’re Barb & Lynnelle

…and we used to think 60 was old.

But not any more.

Friends as different as night and day (& Heels and Tevas), but as close as peanut butter and jelly (& red wine and chocolate)—we know we’re not alone in walking through midlife into our senior☺ years (cough, cough, cough) wondering, “When do we start to FEEL like we’re old?”



It’s not until we walk by something reflective, and we look over and have our breath taken away by the older (less svelte) woman looking back at us. Whaaaat? Who IS that? Inside, we’re the same fun, vibrant, wickedly cute babes we were 30 years ago – but … that’s not who we look like on the outside.

So who the eff cares what the outside looks like… No, no; we DO care. Probably a lot more than we should. BUT!    We are committed to living our lives from the inside out, not losing who we are as individuals to what others might see or to what social norms might expect.

Our Sixties

1,892,160,000 Seconds

60 Years. That’s 1 billion, 892 million, 160 thousand seconds. We’ve entered our sixtieth year, but we feel like it’s going to be a good decade (or 2) (or 3?). Here’s to another half-billion seconds, give or take 100 billion here and there.

THE Sixties

1960 was the beginning of likely the most impactful decade in our social history. The hope and dreams of prosperity, peace, individual freedoms, exploration, gender equality, sexual equality, political expression, science, space, civil rights – and the list goes on.

As we walk into our own 60s, that same spirit of new freedoms, exploration, and peace is shaping our vision and plans for the next 20-30 years – or so. We’re Barb & Lynnelle. This is where we’ll document our many pearls of wisdom, look forward to your views, and vent on this issue or that—as we mosey through midlife; always with a vibrant, humorous and young-at-heart outlook.

We look forward to getting to know you along the way.  

4 thoughts on “Our Sixties – THE Sixties”

  • Sounds like fun. I’m 67 but like you, feel like 30’s. Sounds like we think young. I will join after seeing this.

    • Hi Linda!

      We knew we weren’t alone. The person we feel like isn’t a “60 year old, middle age lady”. We feel like staying true to yourself and being who you are ON THE INSIDE can be as difficult after 60 as it is during the teenage years. Let’s have fun and be who we are! So glad you’re joining us and thank you for taking the time to comment!

    • We think so, Kathy! Very excited to get conversations going here. Thank you for the note. I see 2 here, but will delete one. If you’d like to keep the comment without your last name, let us know. Hope to chat soon! (You did sign up for the official tribe – see the form at upper right of this page, if not. No requirements, just would love to have you join the founding tribe with us.)

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