Meet Joan age 88. Joan was one of the women in my life that inspired me to begin thinking about writing DON’T FORGET YOUR SWEATER GIRL: Sister to Sister Secrets for Aging with Purpose and Humor. When I first met Joan she was 80 years old and living in a huge house across the street. Over time she realized that her home was just too big for one person and began to downsize her life moving into a smaller town house that was more manageable. Joan is a wise women full of good advice for living the good life. While she often shares that she misses the excitement of going to work each day, she is content with spending time with her dog, seeing her family every week and going to estate sales to find the ‘good deal’. When asked what her secret is for living long and staying positive, she said, Don’t look back. If you do you will only see regret and loss which will make you sad and depressed. Look to the future and keep on going!