I loved turning 50! Age has never been an issue with me. Of course I’ve had other issues of self-doubt and never thinking I was good enough but when I turned 50 I started to change – and now 8 years later I finally like and maybe even love who I am!
There was a time in my mother’s and previous generations when turning 50 was considered past middle aged and ancient! Not anymore thank goodness!!!
Today 50+s are better than ever. 50 is the new 40? Well I say 50 can be the new 50 and we can embrace who we are because at 50 we have the wisdom learnt through life to accept ourselves and make the most of ourselves.
I recently read an article in Prevention magazine which introduced 4 women in their 50s and 60s who are going for their dreams. All of them are vibrant and vital women who do not include ‘age’ in their vocabulary and who are happy with the person they are now.
[bctt tweet=”It is called Positive Ageing and I’m all for that!”]
We are comfortable in our own skin and we know what we want and now have the opportunities that our mother’s perhaps did not have. Sitting on the fence, some say ‘Oh I’m happy just to be me and don’t want the pressure of looking for more’. That is fine as long as you are happy. For me, I like to think I have a lot of life left in me and with only one life I want to experience as much as I can.
Now the statement ‘comfortable in our own skin’ has taken me quite a while to get used to.
I have never thought my body was good enough but at 50 I started exercising and eating well to lead a HEALTHY lifestyle not to have a model’s body And guess what? I actually like the way I look now!
Being healthy shows inside and out and while I might have wrinkles, laughter lines and my skin might be a little saggy, I think I can still give the young ones a run for their money! Sounds a little too confident doesn’t it but I am happy with how I look and I think that shows.
I will never be beautiful but I have finally realized that my husband, family and friends think I am and love me for who I am and they value me. I now value and love who I am and that is just the most important realization – it’s only taken 58 years – perhaps I’m a very slow learner!
[bctt tweet=”Our Opportunities Open Up once we reach 50 – we just have to grab them”]
If we had children, they are grown and living their own lives. We can still enjoy our family but we also have more ‘me time’ to nurture ourselves and do more of what we want to do.
We can now make career changes several times in our working life and work as long as we wish. I realise sometimes it can be hard to change your career or job at 50 but if you want something badly enough you will give it a go. Some of us even start our own business from a long-held dream.
We take challenges and risks based on our life experiences. I started a blog and it has been so rewarding even though I thought no one would read it. I took the risk and people did read it, identified with what I was saying and I have made some wonderful friendships through the blogosphere.
What is something you would really like to try? It doesn’t have to be earth shattering but if it is important to you – go for it!
[bctt tweet=”Don’t worry what other people think – do something for YOU”]
I love the saying :
[bctt tweet=”So Start Today! Grab Life, feel Great and LIVE”]
Let’s Keep Sizzling!
First published for #FridaysBlogBooster Link Up