Welcome

 

My name is Erika Fernbach. This is my site. 


I’ve written six books and hope to publish a new one in December. 

At 60+ my belief in life is more an attitude than a complex philosophy.

I believe that

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass.

It’s about dancing in the rain.

I keep moving and doing what brings me joy. 

Writing and travel are my passions. 


So far 2019 has brought me to: 


Naples, New York, and Boston

I’ve been working on my new book, Living Well as a Senior Expat and 

traveling to Naples and New York to be with family. In May, I proudly attended my grandchildren’s, university graduation in Boston. How time flies. I clearly remember the thrilling day Madalyn and Matthew were born. 


Kolkata, Andaman Islands, and Hong Kong

With a desire to write a book about Mother Teresa, I flew to Kolkata, a huge stimulating city to do research. Visiting the Andaman Islands, located in the Bay of Bengal, 800 miles south of Kolkata, I was overwhelmed with its horrific history. On the way home, I stopped in Hong Kong to reacquaint myself with a city I love. 


Okinawa and Miyako Island

With Okinawa, 954 miles south of Tokyo, boasting the longest living people on earth, many over 100, I was compelled to check it out. While there, I visited Miyako Island, 1239 miles southwest of Okinawa. Since my visit was during Tokyo’s school break, young families were also there to enjoy the sea and its pristine sandy white beaches. 

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About this Website…


This website is for seniors; there are 46 million in the U.S. alone. I’m not fooling myself. Age does matter. As we age, physical, mental, and financial issues will creep up and could unexpectedly slam us in the head. We have to be tough, smart, and fighters. 


This website will shout about the fabulous things done by individuals our age. Age should not define us. It’s not how old we are, but how we are old – our mindset, our lifestyle, and how we handle what is thrown at us. 


When I wake up, I’m in full gear ready to go. At 6:30 a.m., I jump out of bed, walk ten minutes to a community pool, and swim 20 laps. In bed at night, I often jot down ideas for books I want to write and places I want to visit. My future plans include a Canadian coast-to-coast car trip and crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway. 


I’d like you to be part of my blog. Submit your original stories by emailing them to me at erikafernbach@hotmail.com and I will include your anecdotes when I can. By the way, you can follow my adventures on Facebook.