Getting older is something that happens to all of us. Many in today's world are doing all they can to fight the process and stay young. It all comes down to appearance for them and trying to keep the ageing process at bay. Perhaps a better way to approach life would be to get on with living it so well that you don't notice you're getting older.
I look back at my younger self and I had nowhere near the confidence that I have now. I didn't grow up in a home that affirmed and encouraged my development (it wasn't really a big focus of parenting in the 1960's and 70's). It's taken me the first 50 years of my life to find my place in the world and to accept myself and start to settle into the woman that I have become.
I don't feel middle aged, I don't feel like I'm midlife crisis material, I don't really feel anything at all age-wise. I know I'm not the young and vibrant 20 year old of days gone by, but I'm pretty happy with who I'm becoming. This stage of life is the time to take ownership of what I want my character to look like and what sort of woman I want to be. There's no excuses anymore, the ball is firmly in my court and I don't want to waste the opportunities that midlife offers.
I read a quote on Kathy from SMARTliving365's blog from Carl Jung (not my usual go to person for quotes - but I'm learning because I'm in midlife!)
I don't want to end up in my "twilight" years regretting anything. This afternoon of life covers many years/decades and so many chances to try new things, set new goals, make changes and not settle for stuff we're not happy with. I'm looking forward to discovering the meaning and purpose of midlife and sharing it as I go along - and I'm always interested in hearing what others think this journey is all about!