Nancy Patrick

Nancy Patrick taught English and composition over 30 years in both high school and college before retiring in 2014. She lives in Abilene, Texas, with her husband Mike. Nancy enjoys doing volunteer work and writing.

Updated January 2016

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Amazing Resilience/Gracious Acceptance

After I retired last December, I began thinking of ways to fill my time with purpose. One thing I needed was to begin exercising again after several years of laziness in that department, but I didn’t want to spend big bucks on a gym. Neither did I want to work out in a gym with buff young adults flexing their youthful muscles and wearing sexy workout clothes. Recognizing that I was indeed a senior citizen, I decided to check out my nearest senior citizen activity center in my city’s parks and recreation department.

After assessing the gym where ...

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