Monday, June 24, 2013

Figuring Out How to Be Fabulous in My Fifties

This week I had a birthday.  I am definitely in the second half of my life now - well into it I'm sure.  I wonder where the days have gone. I question what I have done with my life, and where I am going.  I have many dreams and things I want to accomplish.  Often, I wish I could turn back the years.  

There are days I feel very old, those mornings when my body takes time to adjust to walking across the room after rising from bed.  

Later in the day I may catch my reflection in a mirror and recoil in shock by how old I look.  I still picture my younger self in my mind.

I need to reevaluate my life.  Some parts are amazing, but there are other parts where I struggle.  It is time to make a plan and get back on track before it is too late.   

The plan will include getting my spiritual life in order, growing closer to God, and returning to church.  I have drifted away in the last year as life has gotten busier.  A full schedule leads to an empty life without Jesus.

After God, my marriage comes next.  It is time to move this from a good marriage to a great one.

Other areas to work on include other family relationships, friends, exercise and diet, budgeting, reading, learning to do new things and take risks, and maybe opening my own business.

In a future post I will outline my plan and record my accomplishments and also when I fall down.  

Are you in your 50's?  Facing an empty nest and figuring out how to live a happy, healthy, and enriching life in your older years?  I would love to hear what you are doing!

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  1. Great post! I will be turning 51 in August and my youngest will be moving out and going away to college in August I can totally relate to your post! I am not working outside the home right now; I left a very stressful job last October. I fill my days with plenty of at-home activities and spend time visiting friends and relatives, but I need to be doing a LOT more. I need to put my priorities in order, too!

  2. I am still in my 50's for a few months! Most of my 50's have been spent in doctor's offices or getting treatments.....don't be too hard on yourself. Enjoy each day...and the Lord will direct where you need to focus! I wish I had learned that in my 30s! See me in February and I will let you know how the 60s feel....mercy!

  3. I turned 60 last August.............. WHAT?? Still cannot believe it.... inside... the inner me... my spirit.... says I am only 35 (ish)... :) .... but when I look in the mirror... I ask "who is that"??????.... While extremely blessed to be healthy and whole ... age sometimes does a number on us!!! LOL.... ( sooooooo much I want to do and see still.... :) ) thanks for posting...

  4. Happy Birthday to you!


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