Being Ok With Being 50
For me, turning 30 was much more traumatic than turning 50. There’s truth to the saying, “with age comes wisdom”. Don’t you feel so much “smarter” at 50? I know I do and wouldn’t go back for anything! Turning 50 doesn’t mean your life is over, or soon to be. With new research in medicine and more social awareness on how to live healthier, people are living longer than they did back in the mid 20th century. So, 50 really is the new 30.
Be True To Yourself
At 50, I no longer feel the need to sensor myself or worry about what others are thinking of me. If I want to color my hair magenta, I do! And, it is. At 50, I’ve learned to embrace my individuality rather than suppress it by trying to fit in with the, so called, norm. And, I’m gaining respect because of it. At 50, I can laugh at my mistakes rather than being embarrassed by them. We ALL make mistakes. And, it’s ok. Just learn from each of them and carry that with you.
What Is 50 Anyway?
50 is the natural number following 49 and preceding 51. 50 is a number. And, I am more than a number. YOU are more than a number. Being 50 means you’ve been on this Earth, breathing its air, for 18, 250 days. Now, that’s impressive!
I am ok with being 50. Are you? Be proud of the you that you’ve become; it’s been a long journey. Laugh every day. Find joy in the simplest of things. Share your wisdom, but never stop learning. Find a purpose and work it until you’ve mastered it…even if it’s simply learning to knit. Be physically active. Yoga is the best thing I could recommend. Be healthy by eating smarter than you did back when you were 25.
We’re 50 and we’re still here…breathing air. May as well make the most of this life, with this body, on this Earth. Be happy. Be well!