Sharwari Kulkarni, I came across the Six Word Story idea a few years ago — I believe in Oprah’s O Magazine but I’m not sure. Intrigued, I wrote my own:

Learning to live life in reverse.

I didn’t have children when all my friends were experiencing parenthood, but adopted a teenager when I was almost 50. As the children of my friends were leaving home, I became a parent! At 53, I became a grandparent and then again at 55. One years later, I welcomed my daughter and grandchildren to live with me when she left her husband. At 56 I started raising children for the first time. For 7 years, I co-parented with my daughter. See, I was living life in reverse!

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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