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Midlife in the Making

With Jillysue

Hello. I started Jillysue’s Midlife in the Making with the goal of offering readers a humorous glimpse into my thoughts and experiences.

Why Midlife in the Making? After my kids left me for college and my job as a marketing VP left me after 25 years, I find myself at 49 with a blank canvas in front of me. (Don't worry, my husband said he's in it for the long haul.) Join me in my journey as I figure out what's next! 

Read on and enjoy!

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My oldest will graduate from college in May and I've spent a lot of time searching for a memorable graduation gift for her. I wanted to...

A love story (in just 100 words)

I was in college at Miami University and had recently ended a long relationship. I was ready to embrace being single, but fate had...

Out of my comfort zone

Before I was laid off from my job of 25 years, I was selected to participate in a "40 over 40 Project." I signed up during one of the...

What to expect when hosting a Joe

Our family has been hosting college baseball players for the Hamilton Joes during the summer since 2015. It's been a fun and rewarding...

3 Reasons why I enjoyed my colonoscopy

My mother warned me about the terrible taste of the colonoscopy prep medicine and the need to stay close to the toilet after drinking it....

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