The main group that I connect with is called Midlife Boulevard with the emphasis on Midlife. The fact of the matter is, the thing we have in common is our sex and not our age! It is a wonderful connection for me. Incidentally, you will find an article of mine on the front page of that web site today. The article is called Getting Cussed Out.
I am also a member of a group that follows Satisfying Retirement written by Bob Lowry. Bob is a friend and we have spent some time together within the past year. He writes about his retirement, financial matter and has published a couple of books. Bob is several years younger than I am. As a result of being on his blogger list I also have a few men that comment on my blog. I like that connection too.
Several years ago I joined a group called Studio30+. That group is for writers in their 30s. I was just curious what people in that age group were talking about. I got this lovely email asking me why I was joining them...they thought I was way too old. They were very understanding and let me stay. It was because of that connection I found Lonesome Jackalope, a fellow blogger that wrote a hilarious guest article for me about his very first letter from AARP. We still connect on twitter and email.
I honestly cannot tell you how old I am most of the time. I have to subtract and divide to get the right number. I am not 30, 50 or anything close to it. I act somewhere in between the cracks. So am I still middle-aged or should I respectfully dismiss myself and join whatever? No, I don't think I am going to do that. It seems to me that way too much is made of "age groups" and that we don't fit into any drawer unless we make that choice. So am I still middle-aged? Probably but who can tell.