Hello, my name is Carol Marks – the blogger behind carolremarks.com
I moved to Alabama in 1991 at the youthful age of 25 and after having lived in Georgia for one year. Before Georgia, I served 5-active and-honorable years in the United States Navy where I was stationed in Washington, DC.
The Blogger- Carol Marks
Soon after moving to Alabama, I settled down with an Alabama boy and we proceeded to live the American dream. We started a business, bought a house and started a “million dollar” family where we produced a girl in 1995 and then a boy in 1996.
In 2005, my husband and the father of my children passed away.
Fortunately, I had many friends and made a life for myself in Alabama, so I decided to stay here instead of high-tailing it back to Ohio where all of my other relatives live.
I remarried in 2008. I like to refer to my husband as The Gent and, yes, there is a story behind it. When we married, the kids were 11 and 13 years old. The Gent stepped up to the plate big time.
Now, fast forward to current time. The Gent and I have been empty-nesters for a few years and have noticed a significant dent to our grocery bill.
We recently, and successfully, married off the daughter in 2020 and our son has had a steady girl for a couple of years. All are gainfully employed and live here in Huntsville, Alabama.
Now that we are empty-nesters, I thought I would get back online and share what it is like as empty-nesters and living life after 50.
The Gent and I like to travel, I recently started a new job, and I have a garage gym where I share my workouts on social media. I am Crossfit Level 1 Certified – one of my big scary goals that I accomplished in my 50s.
I am of the Generation-X era so I’ve got that going for me, which is nice. In addition to my blog and social media platforms, I also have a podcast called Life After Fifty and it’s simply just a fun project for me.