So 50 is the new 23!
I heard on BBCBreakfast this morning that 50 is the new 23.
That makes me about 31! Firstly in my 20’s I never even imagined being 58. Secondly, I don’t think I want to be 31 again.
My thirties were all about ‘juggling’, pregnancy, school runs, running a business, trying to keep a family together…. Phew, I’m tired just thinking about it.
I prefer my 50’s, I have finally learned to say No!
I no longer waste my time with friends that steal my bliss – you know the ones – the moaners, the groaners, the ‘fun sponge’ that kills the mood wherever they go.
Sure, I wouldn’t mind another crack at my 40’s, but I’d definitely not want to go back to my 20’s and definitely not now. It’s so difficult for young people to get their adult lives started. Trying to live while saving for a house deposit, insuring a car to get to work, trying to get a job with a wage high enough to live on.
No, I like being in my 50’s. Enough energy and good health to enjoy pretty much anything that comes my way. Yes, that’s because as my friend Jane says ” we’ve worked at it”
We’ve both exercised, eaten well, never smoked etc.
Another friend, Claire, tells me that I’m ‘an early adopter’ apparently that means I’ll give most things a go! That’s something wouldn’t do in my 20’s.
Our favourite cafe ” Pope & prosecco” in Rome
On top a tour bus around Rome the beginning of a fab week thanks to ‘Wowcher’ never imagined the holiday would be that good.
A fantastic lunch spot on one of the islands near Venice – found by accident while chatting to another traveller on a water bus. Guggenheim in the morning, joining an Italian wedding after lunch! Another fabulous bonus day to enjoy!
Not a bad view from my “morning Yoga” balcony in Barbados.
Saying Yes is also easier now, I find myself getting ready for a surprise holiday to Dubai! A friend was let down by her travelling companion and so when I was offered the chance I jumped at it.
A couple of years ago I found myself in Barbados following a similar opportunity.
I think my moto should be ‘ something always turns up!’ It usually does.
Let’s see what this afternoon brings, whatever age I’m supposed to be!