Are you fifty something like I am? I know right … how did we get here so fast? Just 5 minutes ago I was 35! Where have those years gone?
On my 50th birthday one of my sisters gave me a little wee book titled ‘Grown-Up and Gorgeous in your 50’s’ by Pamela Robson. Guided by this book, I’m planning on a series of posts, for those of us in our 50’s or those of you approaching your 50’s, around the following topics:
There will be several posts for each of the topic areas above. Here’s what Pamela Robson says in the preface of her book:
Fifty something? You’re in your prime. The kids are off your hands – well, almost.
You know what you want out of life – well, almost. You’re at the top of your career
and enjoying it – mostly. You have a wisdom born of experience.
And you’re still looking pretty hot!
For the first time in your life you feel in control. You aspire to make the best of yourself and your future.
You want to make the most of your mature beauty. Birthdays may be inevitable, but looking older than you feel
doesn’t have to be. With knowledge and lifestyle changes, you can actually feel and look better at 50 than you did at 30.
It’s an empowering evolution.
This is the decade to take stock, and to set in place good practices and goals that will carry you,
happy and healthy, into your 60’s.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF PAMELA’S WORDS ABOVE? IS THIS YOU?
IS THIS PARTLY YOU?
I think this is a very opportunistic time of life – to finally have some time for yourself – time to look after yourself better – time to rediscover who you are, what you enjoy doing, what makes you happy. Personally I still have two kidults living at home and though my daughter has moved out, I don’t stop worrying about her even though she’s a smart and sensible girl. I’ve left my career – a choice that was best for me and not regretted. Though I’ve found things I enjoy doing, I’m not earning a living – a thing I’m still wrangling with. What, how, why, when, if – – still not sure on many things. I agree wholeheartedly that this is the decade to take stock and to set in place good practices and goals to keep you happy and healthy.
Join me as I work my way through Pamela’s book sharing her thoughts and those of my own in a series of ‘The Gorgeous 50’s’ posts.
Before I go, let’s finish off this post with a few quotes about getting older that I came across and liked. You do know I enjoy a good quote, don’t you?!
“I love getting older. My understanding deepens. I can see what connects. I can weave stories of experience and apply them. I can integrate the lessons. Things simply become more and more fascinating. Beauty reveals itself in thousands of forms.” – Victoria Erickson
“The older you get, the more quiet you become. Life humbles you so deeply as you age. You realise how much nonsense you have wasted time on.” – author unknown
“Women always try to tame themselves as they get older, but the ones who look best are often a bit wilder.” – Miuccia Prada
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