Well it happened! I turned 60 around ten days ago and believe it or not nothing unpleasant occurred in the process! I didn’t suddenly gain more wrinkles, have to purchase a walker or a hearing aid, nor did I wake up with any new aches and pains. I felt exactly the same as if I were still 59! In what was a week of 60th birthday celebrations, I got to commemorate this milestone with three different events.
My BFFs took me out for a long lunch at a very upmarket Asian fusion restaurant located right on Burleigh Beach. It involved an exquisite 6 course banquet, a bottle of vino and lots of laughter and love amongst friends.
On my actual birthday I enjoyed an intimate dinner out with just family and a couple of close friends to an Italian Restaurant. On a balmy summer night we sat out in the restaurant’s garden courtyard with glimmering fairy lights, and once again enjoyed delicious food, a few wines and great company. The night culminated with the appearance of a decadent cake that was heaped with fresh fruit and sparklers on top. I felt so blessed to be surrounded with such wonderful family and friends.
My daughter, unfortunately couldn’t make it to dinner, but told me weeks prior that she had a birthday treat organised for me and to keep a certain night free. Much to my excitement a card arrived in the mail containing two tickets to the show Matilda in Brisbane, a menu to a top restaurant near the theatre and even pre-paid parking at the theatre. How spoilt was I?
The dinner was amazing, as was the show Matilda. If you have a chance make sure you get along to see it. Afterwards we both slumped into bed contentedly exhausted from our big night out at a nearby hotel that I had arranged.
My never ending 60th birthday celebrations finally came to an end. After doing my research I have discovered that there are many benefits on becoming 60, such as:
At the end of the day age really is just a number, but I’m amazed how society and the government authorities perceives ageing and why on earth I suddenly need personal shopping services or dentures for that matter! It got me questioning how turning 60 could suddenly categorise me as being a deserved recipient to so many services and discounts. I guess I just have to go with the flow!
So it is with great enthusiasm and excitement that I can now embrace my “sexy sixties”. What one thing do you think is an advantage of turning 60?
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:
Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. She 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, movies, 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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