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It’s time to face up to it! I’ve been in denial for quite a while now and as the time is fast approaching (in 2 weeks time to be precise), I have to finally accept that my fabulous fifties are over and I’m going to be sixty. OMG did I really say that out loud!! With a lot of reluctance and maybe some kicking and screaming, I will be succumbing to sixty.
Where did this last decade go? I keep asking myself. It only seems like yesterday that I was planning a 50th birthday celebration and secretly being mortified that I was turning this age. How did I get so old? I don’t particularly feel it, except for when I experience a few aches and pains in my body, I forget something important or I have to pee every 5 minutes. I feel fine – truly I do!
The other dilemma is do I change the name of my blog to 60 Shades of Age? Nah, it just doesn’t have the same ring to it! I think I will leave the name alone (not that I’m going to still pretend I’m in my fifties or anything!)
I spent a good deal of time poring over photos from the last decade and trying to put them in chronological order which was a huge challenge. Some of my older photos have no dates and aren’t in the nice neat folders that I put them into these days. Even my passport was no help as I renewed it in 2013 and I threw the old one out.
As I reflect on the last decade, I do notice some subtle changes in my appearance (although my hair colour and hairstyle are pretty much the same), and I certainly have undergone many other changes, such as change of life, becoming an empty nester, change of career and changes in social groups.
Yes I do look older, I have gained some weight and I tend to sleep a lot more. The joys of ageing! However the biggest change in my fifties was quitting my job and travelling full-time around Australia that gave me a new found love of photography and travel blogging. It also resulted in me changing my career from being a Bookkeeper to a Web Writer.
Here are some the highlights of the decade of my fabulous fifties:
With my 60th birthday looming my main focus now will be keeping healthy and fit, continuing to improve my blog, seeing my children happy and settled and embarking on lots more adventures and trips to foreign places. After all they do say that 60 is the new 50!!
This post is part of the Lovin’ Life Linky with a Lovin’ Life Team of the “ageing positively” kind who are as keen as I am to promote the Lovin’ Life mindset. The Lovin’ Life Team includes:
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Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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