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Is there life and romance after 40?

Nicaragua Way By Nina Serrano Shares That Journey

Cover of Nicaragua Way, a book about life and romance after 40.
Cover of Nicaragua Way, a book about life and romance after 40.

Worried about life and romance after 40?

First of all, I’m now 82 years old, and the book Nicaragua Way actually has reborn me, because I’ve been a poet up till now, and now I’m reborn as a novelist. So Nicaragua Way has brought me into a renewed life. But my character, Lorna, was in mid-life. The book goes on for 14 years, and she has to go through empty nest blues, she has to go through single woman blues, she has to go through menopause. She has to go through aging. As I started to write the book, these were all experiences that I had recently finished with, or I felt I had some insight and some knowledge of what that journey was.

The search for love, I’m finding, is something that follows us, maybe that’s cradle to grave. I think there’s never a time that you’re ever going to have it all figured out, because life just keeps evolving. They say freedom is a constant struggle, well, self-development is a constant struggle, and we’re so lucky that it is, because that is living. If you aren’t constantly dealing with having to make new adjustments to life, it means you’re dead.

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