I was thrilled to see that some of my fellow bloggers had a Link Party called Fifty and Fabulous (I’ll share some of their links below). These fabulous ladies made me really think about my own life at 50, made me smile and certainly some made me laugh (until I peed myself – oh wait, that’s just part of aging…) teehee (bad humor)!
Seriously though, part of turning 50 for me IS about living my Simple Romantic Life. I relished that I was able to financially give MYSELF a trip to Italy (my first international trip) on my 50th birthday and since then, I’ve enjoyed a few more (thanks to Michael). I’ve raised two beautiful, sweet children (luckily I’ve enjoyed having a boy and a girl), whom have also taught me a lot about myself. I look forward to becoming a grandmother someday and now I’m learning to ‘deal’ with the affects of aging (not so simple nor romantic) but part of LIFE.
As a writer and blogger, I loved seeing what other women ‘my age’ are doing and I hope that some of what I write/post here is worthy to others too. No, life is not simple and romance isn’t always about a relationship, it’s about YOU! I’ve found peace within myself, I’ve learned to really listen to my own instincts, to know that I’m not perfect, I try not to hold grudges, I try and let go of some pain and destress (it helps that I’m currently unemployed) but that also brings a new stress that reminds me that I can only continue to rely on myself and what the next outcome will be. THAT is part of being an adult. But I like finding my simple moments (be it out in nature, through my camera lens, sitting on a cliff overlooking the beach or mountains, listening to the birds and squirrels out my craft room window, exploring and road trips) and that is also how I create romance for myself. The romance is that simple moment of reflection.
I’m still a silly, crazy, pain-in-the-ass sometimes but at 52 1/2 I accept that! I need to lose the weight my short little butt has added and I still also love trying to be crafty, to create and to redecorate our home and to love Michael and ALL of my family and my few good friends!
So to those who keep shaming us ‘old folks’ – F off – it will happen to you eventually and no amount of botox, no APP and no surgery will change your AGE. Live it, simply, find your own romance, and for God and Mother Nature’s sake – take care of what you have! Even if it isn’t enough – allow it to be enough! Read some of these over 50 bloggers posts, see how they still enjoy their lives, they are encouraging and know that they are just being themselves.
Sorry, didn’t mean to get harsh – just being REAL. I LOVE my followers, I hope to get more of them and I hope to write things that are relative to others.
A few of the links, you can find more on their Link Party (click on each photo to go to each site)… enjoy! Again, these are just a few of the fabulous ladies.