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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Thoughts on Turning Fifty

On May 31, I turn fifty years old. I am kind of excited about this birthday, though I know lots of people who fear turning fifty.

I really don't understand why people act as if a number will define them. These days who cares what the calendar says? I remember seeing pictures of my grandmother, whom I absolutely adored, with me as a baby. She was in her early fifties at the time and looked like a little old lady.

On my fiftieth birthday, I will probably be in my yoga clothes doing a downward dog. I am pretty happy with where I am right now in my life. I lost 46 pounds and now weigh within five pounds of my weight in high school. I am writing and planning to make a living writing, which is what I have always wanted to do. My children are all adults. I have two adorable grandsons. I have a lot to celebrate!

Turning fifty has also made me a bit introspective. I think that it is a good thing to take time periodically to evaluate what works and what isn't working in one's life.

I will keep you posted on how turning fifty went for me. I have a feeling I will be receiving lots of "Wow, Mom you are old comments!"