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    • Laurie Stone

      Karen,

      The forties are also a great age, and yes, the fifties weren’t nearly as scary as I thought they’d be. Now its almost (gulp) onto the sixties. I’ll keep you posted!

    • Laurie Stone

      Haralee, Yes, looking ahead is crucial. I’ve never understood people who live in the past. The future’s always so much more interesting!

  1. What an excellent post. What I LOVE is that this honors what we’ve earned and doesn’t minimize it all with advice on looking, acting, dressing like a younger person.

    I love this age so much, as much for what’s over as ahead.

    • Laurie Stone

      Susan, I think self-acceptance is a huge part of aging well. I have to confess, I don’t miss a lot of things past. I’m always excited by what’s coming up too.

    • Laurie Stone

      Laurie, It makes perfect sense. Just started my 60’s and feeling the engines just starting to really rev!

    • Laurie Stone

      Janice, Thank you. There’s too much negativity women get about getting older. I’m always grateful for anything positive.

  2. I’m 52 this year … and I’m not child free yet (my youngest boys are 9 & 11) so still have to arrange babysitting… however, they are a pleasure to take out and about and our holidays are getting more adventurous and further afield as they grow older! 😜

    • Laurie Stone

      Linda, I loved the school-age years of my sons. They weren’t as labor-intensive as the real early years, and its a great time for establishing closeness.

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