Today I turn 50 and I celebrate it with every fibre in my body.
I’m a no regrets kind of person and keeping my eye on a goal and a future plan, only looking back to reminisce or learn a lesson, is how I keep positive and focused.
Reaching 50 is a celebration for me—a milestone at which to take time to pause, reflect, and refocus.
I often hear from those who know me, ‘you’re so lucky’. My reaction to those people is often to smile, nod, and agree.
I agree because I do feel lucky. I am happy and comfortable with who I am, where I am, and get to spend my life with the best husband and kids I could ever hope to have.
What may not always be apparent about my first first 50 years, however, is that they have been more about perseverance, overcoming obstacles, assimilating disappointments, and roll-up-your-sleeves hard work than they have been about luck.
Will life 50+ be any different?
Likely not. But what I have learned along the way is how important it is to find the balance to make it all ‘sing’. To be positive in the moment, to learn from others, and to be true to myself.
This blog is my latest personal challenge: 53 blog posts for my 50th year, one a week + one to reflect on the year. I’ll share some stories about the past 50 years as well as what’s going on in the ‘here and now’. I’ll throw in the odd recipe, favourite places to visit, or top 5 list.
My hope is that through the blog, you’ll get a glimpse into the life of a Gen Xer who found midlife happiness and balance.
You’re welcome to join me on my journey of being 50.