When I write my posts, I normally like to add either an infographic or a video to them, but not this time. For this post, I decided to write a more personal text and talk about how I see life now that I’m 50 years old. Let’s just say that this post is more of a “heart-to-heart” than an informative one.
Turning 50 is usually a big deal, and it can be viewed as the beginning of the end for some people. But not for me. Personally, I don’t see it like that, and I know I’m not the only one. That’s what I want to talk about in this post. Plus, a little bit of information.
Why I wouldn’t want to turn back the clock
Like I said earlier, I recently turned 50 years old and like each year, people say to me “So, how do you feel now that you’re ___.” And as usual, I reply “I don’t feel any different.” And my response is entirely truthful because I was never afraid of aging. I find each year and each decade to bring me wisdom and experience.
Furthermore, I wouldn’t want to turn back the clock and become 20 again. The past is the past, and I don’t want to relive it. I wouldn’t want to start again and become insecure as I was back then. Honestly, I am not very sure of myself today, but in those days, I was a complete mess, very anxious about everything and totally insecure.
Everything happens for a reason
But I don’t regret what happened to me in those days because it shaped who I am now. Also, I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. I also believe that everything is connected, and each event in our lives has a big repercussion on the next one.
After all, maybe I wouldn’t have given birth to my beautiful daughters if the events of my life would have been different back then. And maybe I wouldn’t have met my wonderful husband of the past 25 years because I wouldn’t have come to live in La Tuque. And I wouldn’t have met all the amazing people that I met over the years.
I am a quinquagenarian and damn proud of it!
Throughout the years, I gradually changed into who I am today, and it took time and LOTS of work. It wasn’t done overnight, and the transformation was gradual. However, I learned a lot about myself because of all the experiences I had in my life and the people that I met.
And that’s why I like being a quinquagenarian and I like who I became. It’s true, I may not be as thin, or I may not look as young as before. I color my hair because it is almost completely gray and I have bags under my eyes. But I don’t mind, I am proud to be 50. But all things considered, I think I don’t look so bad!
What it means nowadays to be 50
Today, people in their fifties look many years younger than quinquagenarians did 50 or 60 years ago. Back then, when you were 50 years old, you were considered an elderly person. Your life was nearly over because people died a lot younger than nowadays. It was the beginning of the end.
These days, life isn’t the same as it was back then. Life is much easier with all the technology and the modern appliances available to us. People, in general, live until 80-90 because, despite cancer and other fatal diseases, they take better care of their health. We pay attention to what we eat, we exercise regularly, and we have at our disposal all sorts of medications to help us heal.
Also, mature people have a lot more activities than before. We now know that it’s as important to have activities as it is to eat well. Furthermore, since we have all the commodities helping us, we have more time to do all sorts of things. That surely contributes to keeping us younger.
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Turning 50 isn’t the beginning of the end, it’s the beginning of a new milestone in your life. Not only you have all this baggage of different experiences, but you also have numerous years ahead of you. Embrace your age, don’t try to deny it. Don’t try to dress as if you were 20, but don’t dress as if you were 70 either.
Retirement is usually just around the corner, and it will open up a whole new range of things to experience. It’s not too late to try to new things. Learn a new language or how to paint, travel or go for bike rides. But most importantly, just have fun. Don’t dwell on the fact that you’re aging, celebrate life and live for the future!
Over to you
If you already reached 50, how did you take it? And how do you live your life now that you’re 50? Please, I’d like to know how you experienced it!
And if you aren’t 50 yet, how do you envision the big 5-0? Are you afraid of turning 50 or are you excited to live this brand new experience? If you’d like, share your thoughts with us! I’d like to know what you think!