YIKES! 50 is so old, or so I thought for the last 10 years or so. I’ve been dreading the number 50 since I turned 40. I envisioned gray hair, wrinkles, and a frumpy body that no one would want to love. “Argh, hurry up and do everything on your bucket list now because it will all be over when you are 50!”, is what I told myself (and yes, I sometimes talk like a pirate).
Well, I am here to tell you, I had that dreaded 50th birthday back in November, and the world hasn’t ended. The grays show between hair color appointments and I do have some lines on my face. However, I’m pretty much the same, all except that I’ve let go of the fear of a number. To be honest, I’m doing all of the things I always wanted to do. A couple years ago, I purchased a property with two homes on it so I could start adding to my income with rental properties. When I was younger I dreamed of being a manager for a large corporation, and last year I was provided that opportunity, although at this stage in my life I’m not sure I really want this (more to come on this subject). My kids are grown and I didn’t screw them up too badly. They actually make me proud. I am physically active with yoga, cycling, and hiking and am amazed at the things this body can do. I have gained self confidence which I never truly had when I was younger. And, I have found my soulmate. If you do the math, 50 may be the downhill slope, but I have to admit, this is the best time of my life.
This blog is created as a place to share daily practices to stay active, healthy, happy and feeling and looking our best at any age. I am not a proclaimed expert in skin care. I am not a registered dietician, nor am I a trained physical trainer; however, I will share what works for me. I hope it can be a place for those who may be afraid of a certain age, and can learn from others that life doesn’t have to end. This world is not Logan’s Run. You don’t have to be young and have firm skin to live life to the fullest. You simply need to stop being afraid.
“Everything you’ve always wanted is on the other side of fear”. ~ George Addair