Beth Besen

downsizing, do your kids want your crap

Testing Our Senior Wings: The Big Move Out Of Our Nest

Well, the whole thing started even before this seller’s market. We knew we’d outgrown our neighborhood and, to be honest, also our home. While we built it, and still love it, we no longer need all this space and the upkeep it requires. So, we took a deep breath, extended our wings and jumped. We hope we’ve chosen a soft landing. We’ll be just down the road – nearby enough to see friends and frequent favorite places, but new enough to re-invent ourselves to some extent, to test our senior wings in a new lifestyle. ...

Beth Besen

Beth Besen is a frequent Inside Press contributor and former editor – and, since submitting this essay, also a former Chappaqua resident. Post-essay submission, she is pleased to note that their landing, right along the Hudson River in Tarrytown, was indeed a soft one.