If it is Thursday, 9pm Eastern, I am either asleep or chatting on Twitter with my #ageop (Age of Opportunity) friends. I admit up front to having a good reason to log onto #ageop, in that my daughter is the creator. That said, I would have nothing to talk about here except that it is such fun and so inspiring to talk to people all over the world about important things and nothings. Last night, we all took off on who we would most like to chat with and what we would talk about and what we would drink and and and…
What is #ageop, you ask? My daughter said it best…”The Age of Opportunity is an informal think tank for people to discuss issues that affect the 50+ market — from media, entertainment, sports, health and more. The Age of Opportunity Chat happens live on Thursday nights from 9-10pm, on Twitter.com.” Lest you think, however, that only old fogies would do something like this, what makes the whole thing so exciting is that each week, participants span a whole range of ages, occupations, countries of origin…if you think about it, what affects +50s also affects everybody else…so it is great to get everyone’s takes on topics.
I guess I just felt compelled to acknowledge all the incredible people I have met online. I am somewhat of a pioneer in social media myself. I have a group of women friends I met online some 15+ years ago, when we were all young working moms trying to do it all. We have since met in person on a number of occasions, but we supported each other virtually through all kinds of personal tragedies and triumphs. Another group of women friends is going strong 10+ years later, a lot of whom I have never met in person. My daughter works for an established social media group called GrowingBolder, and through her, I have met some really inspiring folk doing and saying really inspired things. And now there is blogging and Facebook and Twitterand #ageop. I wonder what’s next and if I’ll take to that as enthusiastically.
A tip of my hat (except that I don’t wear hats unless I absolutely have to) to all my virtual friends…you have been and always will be a cherished part of my life.