"Wow, I can't believe it's been a year" is the most frequent phrase I've heard at the first-year milestone. By the end of his life, I was wishing for him to be free of the endless mess of doctors' appointments, glimmers of hope that always faded, bad news and physical limitations that had overtaken the last two years of our marriage.
In August 2016, my soul mate and life partner, Tracy, died after battling cancer for many years.
Be mindful and seek support if you need to, but your timeline for moving forward is yours and yours alone.
Now that I have survived the first year, I can acknowledge and take pride in the work I've done.
In Bermuda, it is 65 for both women and men and unless one is disabled, one cannot get a Special Persons ID card (the local equivalent of a Senior Citizens Card or Old Age Pensioners' Card) until you are 65.Visitors to Bermuda who are over 65 are not eligible for discounts at any stores or public transportation (buses and ferries), as they are on presentation of their passports or other acceptable forms of ID when visiting and traveling through most of Europe and beyond For Bermuda residents, the Ministry of Health and Family Services is The Bermuda Government ministry with responsibility for health and welfare for all including seniors and disabled.Its mission is to promote and maintain the physical, mental and social well-being of the 64,300 permanent residents of Bermuda in its 21 square miles of land area.Bermuda may be only 21 square miles in total land area, an extremely small part of the world in geographic measurement.But it is so affluent that the World Bank has reported Bermuda as the third most affluent country in the world in Gross National Income (GNI) per capita.(Generous compared to the UK, where homeowners over 60 do not get the same tax benefit).