What is it about turning 50 that makes some of us want to do something different? Why is it all of sudden “oh no, this needs to get done before it’s to late”! Why is now the time?
If you really think about it, It isn’t to late. 50 can really be the beginning! Yes, I did say the beginning.
Ok, here’s why. For a lot of us, once 50 arrives we have become wiser (hopefully!!), financially secure (truly hopefully!!) and independent. For the purposes of this post independent is equal to living in a space that you alone or with your spouse or significant other are financially responsible for (unless your parent is the Queen or King of “Where-ever-land” you get a free pass).
At this point, for a lot of us, if we have children they are 18 or over and doing their own thing. I understand there might be some exceptions to this. However, for the most part you are free to engage your dreams. The only person you should need to get permission from is YOU! Hence, a fresh new beginning!
My new beginnings (yes, you are allowed more than one new beginning) are learning to play the guitar, learning the new math (in case you have not noticed there is this new strange language that the education crowds are calling “math”), traveling to new places. and making better food choices. Most of all one of my new beginnings is to take 50 in and enjoy it to the fullest!!
So, I can’t wait to hear what your new beginnings will be! Please stop by the site at thisismy50.com and leave a comment or send your comment in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will post the top 10 on the site in February.
How do you 50?