When I was younger, I spent most of my days taking care of others. Husband, children, animals…you name it, I looked after it. Now, I’m in the second half of my life and lately I’ve taken a long look at what that means. Please don’t get me wrong, I regret nothing. My kids are grown, productive, intelligent, beautiful adults who are finding their way through the first half of theirs. The husband, well, that is no longer as well, and once again, regrets are non-existent. Animals? Well, they will always be a part of my life because they understand the value of simplicity. Their wants and needs are small and they enjoy the experience they are in at the moment.
This blog is a celebration of this life from here on out. I don’t want to talk about anti-ageing creams, botox, plastic surgery, health problems (None. Knock wood.), or how to reduce the fat around my stomach. F*ck that! I have no time for such things. What I do have time for, is experience. Life is an accumulation of experiences, good and bad, ups and downs, peaks and valleys. I want to walk through the rest of them with eyes open, heart big, and peace looming large.
Here’s what 50 feels like.
Photo: Me and my two daughters (son couldn’t make it) at my graduation ceremony in February 2014.
Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness, Summa Cum Laude. Never say never.