By Linda Kramer Jenning, JAWS Board Member
A friend, also a member of JAWS, told me recently about an unnerving experience on the Metro. Someone stood up and offered her a seat.
She did not think that she looked old enough to warrant the offer. She’s trim and fit. When we talked about it, she explained that she didn’t feel “old inside.”
I know what she means. Busy writing a story or grading papers or taking a break to go to spin class, in my head I don’t feel my age. However, I am happy to claim a senior discount whenever I can. I also like the fact that decades in journalism means I had notes from covering Hillary Clinton in the 1990s that I could dig up to use in a recent column.
It’s not easy figuring out how to age in our profession.