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Fabulously 50 and Happy!

I am having the time of my life! I never imagined that 50 years old could feel this good. After all, when I was a little girl the age of 50 seemed ancient and everyone I knew who was around that age acted like they had no more spunk left and was just waiting for the day when they could retire.

Well, no retirement for me anytime soon. Actually I don’t have a regular 9 to 5 to retire from but I consider that a blessing. I am not stressed out in a job where I’m underpaid and overworked and having to answer to someone young enough to be one of my children. I am doing what I love---writing and spreading positive messages about aging gracefully. “Enjoy the Journey!” I invite you to read why I'm so deliriously happy in my book Whatever! A Baby Boomer's Journey Into Middle Age.

OK, so I’ve gone up a couple of dress sizes and I have a little extra jiggle when I walk but I’m doing it with dignity and style and not trying to squeeze into a size 2 or 4 or 6 for that matter. Yes, menopause and its host of annoying symptoms have come knocking at my door, but you know what I say to that? WHATEVER!

My love life couldn’t be better. I have a wonderful NEW husband who makes me hotter than a hot flash! We just celebrated our one year anniversary and I look forward to many more years of making him as happy as he makes me. He truly is the wind beneath my wings---not like my first husband who blew a lot of hot air!

So ladies, my advice to you is to take every negative in your life and find a positive. Sure, you’ll have days when you don’t want to get out of bed and face the world---try facing God instead---and have Him give you that nudge you need.

One more thing: Keep on PUSH—ing (Pray Until Something Happens!)

Comments

Rhea said…
Happy, happy 50th! Mine is next year.
BeverlyM said…
I think we should have one big birthday celebration for everyone turning Fabulously 50! Hopefully, I'll be coming to a city near you for my Fabulously 40 and Beyond Girlfriend Pajama Party.
Carine said…
left you a message on fab40 for this one bev! I'm up for a PJ party.
Carol said…
Do you think that part of the reason that you feel so great is because of a new, one-year relationship? My dad is almost 80 and recently fell in love after Mom's death in 2004. He's just getting YOUNGER. Maybe this explains why some of us who have been married for 25 years feel proud of that accomplishment in terms of "lasting" in a relationship... but crappy in terms of feeling attractive and loved?

Carol
BeverlyM said…
Carol,

"New" is always fresh and vibrant so there's definitely some truth to what you say. I absolutely admire couples who manage to stay together---I wanted to be one of those couples in my first marriage. Sometimes I feel like I've been cheated because I've finally met my soul mate and time is moving by very fast but I plan to make the most of the time I have left.

As for your dad I say "You go, boy!" :)

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your opinion.

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