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Friday, January 28, 2022

Meet a Villager: Earlyn Davidson

Earlyn Davidson is known by her friends as ‘Lyn D’ and she lives life fully being involved in numerous sports and activities.

Photo: Nicole Hamel

Call me Lyn D: My real name is Earlyn Davidson, and I go by Lyn with one N in my first name. Most people in The Villages know me as “Lyn D.”

Villages has been home: Five years this month.

Moved here from: Celebration, Florida, the town Walt Disney built. 

Made the move because: My husband told me this is where I should be, and I wasn’t ready to leave Celebration. So, when I turned 60, I felt now was the time to move into a retirement community.

What I enjoy most about being in The Villages: All the activities that are offered.

Ways I keep active and busy: To keep physically active, I play tennis, pickleball, beach tennis, water volleyball, kickball, and disc golf. For the brain, I do Wright-Patterson Mah Jongg, samba, euchre, Pegs & Jokers. I also oversee three tennis groups: a ladies’ group, and two mixed doubles groups, and my playground pal, Buzz Bradbury, and I oversee beach tennis, kickball, and water volleyball.

What inspires me: Staying fit while having fun doing it.

How I fit everything I want to do into my life: I don’t, but I try!

My life before The Villages: I did part-time work for Discovery Cove, which was my relaxing time. I also played tennis, was a runner, and took Body Pump, and Body Flow at Celebration’s fitness center.

Crossing item off my bucket list: I have achieved most of my bucket lists. However, I never did a full marathon. That would be nice, but since moving here, I don’t plan on doing the time it takes to train.

To travel or not to travel: There are still a few places in the world I would like to visit but I’m not sure if that will happen as traveling has changed and it’s not to my liking.

My philosophy on life: Only do what makes you happy and content; live your life not someone else’s. 

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