1. I hit 50 last year, and that was a trifle scary. I could no longer tick the box for those under 50 on surveys and things…. I didn’t like that much. I’m getting used to it though. Age is just a number after all. I hope I get even happier as I get older. That would truly be fabulous! I did read some research somewhere a while ago that people in their 70s and older were some of the happiest around! Here’s to the good times and a second adolescence! x

    • Laurie Stone

      Thanks so much, Linda. If we hit these later years happy and healthy, how lucky we are. The older I get, the more of a gift I realize it is. Thank you for reading.

  2. I know what you mean about that gulp. I just hit 59 last week and it did bring me up short, wondering how in the world I got there! It just didn’t seem possible. But I’m going with your philosophy and I love you put it–as long as the light’s green, I’m going to gun it! Hope to see you out on the highway of life sometime.

    • Laurie Stone

      Lee, I have no doubt you’ll gun it quite well! I also hope we meet someday on that highway of life. Thank you for reading.

  3. Susan

    “….I’m the same person I was back then,
    A little less hair, a little less chin,
    A lot less lungs and much less wind,
    But ain’t I lucky I can still breathe in.”
    -Maya Angelou
    You’re so right Laurie. The way we can honor ourselves best and be grateful for all we’ve been given in this life is to keep on growing! Even if the ‘old jalopy’ needs a few tune ups every now and then! ☺️

  4. Ann Donnelly

    Laurie that was very intuitive. Your Nana once said “living your life is like rowing upstream. If you stop you go backwards.” Keep rowing dear girl!

  5. I started blogging 6mo. before I turned 60 because I thought it would help me deal with the big 6 0! It did help me tremendously. It’s been 6 years now and I feel all ‘Oh the places you’ll go! The people you’ll meet!’ kind of Seussical. It is only a number. Enjoy!

    • Laurie Stone

      Barbara, It is only a number, a big one, but a number. So glad blogging helped you like its always helped me. Thanks for reading.

  6. I really love your attitude! I’ll be 50 in two years and I’m not dreading it at all. As a matter of fact, hubs and I were riding home from shopping and I told him, I think I’ll go with a high/low haircut. Of course, he didn’t get it. Then I turned to him and said ,”Just wait until you see what I have in store for 50!” We can’t shrivel up and hide in a corner. We need to embrace reality and find new ways to enjoy yet another decade of living. I’m going to rock mine out as long as possible. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I wish all women would embrace the process. 🙂

    • Laurie Stone

      Bren, Thanks so much. I agree, we have to embrace every age and meet it head on. Attitude is so important. Thanks for reading!

  7. Heather

    I am 47, so I have a bit to go to 60. However, it is women such as you, sharing your fearless approach to aging that teaches me. I have amazing older women in my life, my mom, aunts, cousins, very dear friends. I see them and listen to them. They reflect what you have written. My Gram passed 1.5 years ago at 100. That’s my goal. Thankfully, I am learning from great women how to embrace aging and meet it head on. I consider myself lucky to be 47 and excited to see how my life will continue to unfold. I thank my role models everyday.

    • Laurie Stone

      Heather, Thanks so much. I also have had amazing, fearless women who have taught me not to fear getting older. Its a true gift and I’m very grateful. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

  8. Myriam Aponte

    I’ve just hit that marker and I must say that it feels good!, just one week into the big 60! and already there’s a sense of deliberateness that’s almost hard to describe.. surely others including yourself will understand. I’m glad I’m not on this journey alone. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings.. Myriam

  9. I like your attitude, Laurie. It strikes me as being very healthy and much more inclined to lead to happiness than one of constant sorrow and regret about no longer being twenty-something. People are so different in how they respond to aging. You get some who seem old by thirty-five. Others have a youthful and fresh outlook throughout their lives.

    My mother and father are both pushing 80 but love video games, follow the latest news closely, and generally still seem fully integrated into the modern world. I hope to be like them when I grow up.

    • Laurie Stone

      Bun, Yes, I know people who always lamented being old, even when they were in their 30’s! I never got it, but we’re all different. Your parents sound awesome and fun. Thanks for reading.

    • Laurie Stone

      Corinne, I think its totally outlook. I know “old” 30 year olds and “young people” in their 80’s. Its all attitude. Thanks for reading!

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