Tuesday, September 13, 2011

On Turning 50 or Keeping My Chin(s) Up

I'm 50.

The Big 5-0.

I am not sad or depressed, just a little surprised when I stop and think about it (I vividly remember my parents turning 50).

I am generally a "glass is half-full" type of gal and turning 50 has not changed that.

When thinking about writing this piece for my blog, I googled the Internet, searching for positive quotes/sayings about turning 50...as you can imagine, not a whole lot of those out there.

I did find a few that echoed my sentiments about reaching the half-century mark.

40 is the old age of youth; 50 is the youth of old age.

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.

It is better to be "over the hill" than to be buried under it.

The years have gone by quickly. As I age, each year seems to pass quicker than the one before it. This phenomenon does not make me sad, it makes me eager to take advantage of the years ahead of me and make sure I to live them fully and use my time wisely.

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. -Carl Sandburg

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