It is quite possible that turning 50 has been the best thing to happen to me in quite a long time. I was quite surprised to find that instead of having the usual sense of dread that comes with the passing of youth, I was excited to find what this phase of life may bring.
The past seven months have been filled with anticipation and excitement. I know that this life and this body are not going to go on forever and the changes are going to come quicker each passing day. Because of this awareness, I have a new found passion to live life to the fullest. I don’t need big, grand adventures every day. My goals for the next nine years are to make the most of every moment, the big ones as well as the small ones; to really appreciate everyone and everything in my life; and to always count my blessings no matter what the day brings.
I hope that you, too, find ways to enjoy the people and moments that fill your days no matter what your age. We are all on this journey of life together. Let’s enjoy the ride!