Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday Musings.....


It's funny....how turning 50 in a couple of weeks affects you. I love the idea..being 50. I don't see it as over the hill..or on the downside of young. I really like the fact that it feels more like being up on the peek and just sitting there for a while and soaking it all in. I really dislike when folks say things like..."Well more than half of your life is over!" Well maybe..but I prefer to think of it this way....there is so much more ahead..with all this stuff I have learned..how wonderful is that???

Folks want us to be upset by this milestone..your old..your getting wrinkles..gray hairs..sore joints...need glasses. Yup all of that..but I also have....soooooooo much more wisdom..so much more understanding..well..really just soooo much more!

Of course turning 50 for me..just like 35 seems to also mean looking back and reviewing. Which is a double edged sword. I am much closer to who I want to be in my heart and soul and in my art etc.. other parts of my life have been a huge surprise. Like that I am financially struggling still or that I don't have medical or dental insurance, or that I am heavier than I would like to be. BUT..I own a home..run three businesses, have healthy happy kids and well..I am good with that.

So what am I rambling on about here?? I am saying that I reject the concept that 50 is over the hill...that the better part of my life is over... that I need a rocking chair. Forget that...I want a horse and a snowboard!! I don't want to create a bucket list...ackkkk! I want to create a Let Fly list....being brave and take this almost 50 year old heart and soul in new directions and experience new and wonderful things!
So this week I am going to create a Let Fly list! What do you think about that??



Hugs and love all, Nearly 50 Sarah

29 comments:

Dede said...

I think it's totally awesome! Let fly girl, let fly!

(((HUGS)))

sassypackrat said...

What a wonderful positive post! 50 is creeping up on me and I'm not sure how I feel about it. The age doesn't bother me it's what's going on in my life and goals that I hoped to have reach by then that I worry about. Your "Let Fly List" sounds wonderful! Enjoy!

Snap said...

Fly! Fly! Fly! You aren't getting older, you are getting BETTER. (Take it from someone who has seen 50 and 60 and looks forward to 70)

oxox

Tabitha said...

50 is so NOT old. I love the thought of aging. It means I gain way more perspective and wisdom. I get to become a grandmother. Next year I'll be 40 and I'm truly excited!!

BIG Hugs!!

faerwillow said...

~sarah this is a beautiful way of looking at your life and living it how you wish...not through the thoughts and words of another but your thoughts your mind your heart...follow such it will take you farther and farther...funny you and i's post are similar this morning though my thoughts came from a meditation book i read each morning...you may want to come have a peak...to you living each day as a new...let fly dear sweet lady...much l♥ve and light always upon you~

Artes da Cris said...

Hi Sarah. I'm from Brazil, and love watercolor. I turne 50 last March and it's really something that shakes you! It's like an awake up call...specially if you didn't do many of the stuff you wanted too..but I agree that it's a special age where you almost know who you are.
Congratulations!
Ana

Sherry Byrum said...

Fifty is not old at all! I'm happier then I've ever been at any other age! Enjoy!

Leah's Art Magic said...

Hi Sarah,
Love this post. I turned 51 last May.
Both of kiddos are now in college and I feel we (me and my dh) have done a great job with them. Now it's our turn to do some of things we want. I feel like you do. Time to spread my wings and fly! I'm starting my list too!
Hugs back at ya!
Leah

Judy said...

You have such a great attitude about the big 50...me not so much! I just turned 50 and it certainly gave me pause and reflection. I feel like I am 35 so I guess that is what matters.

Bonnie said...

Fabulous point of view, Sarah!!

Laura said...

You are such an inspiration with your great attitude! I love the idea of the let fly list instead of the bucket list...
blessings
~*~

Christine said...

I love the idea of a Let Fly list. I did my "Thursday Thunks" the other day and they asked about your Bucket List and I don't have one either. A Let Fly lis would be things I want to accomplish not things I want to do!!! Love your musings!!!

TechnoBabe said...

Sounds like you are in a good place, Sarah. Turning fifty is really just another day the heads into another year of adventures and learning.

umbrellalady said...

I really like the fact that I am getting older - at one point in my life I almost didn't have that option - so birthdays are great! I am a half-full glass kind of person and like the fact that I have so much to look forward to...

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Tiffany said...

FLY! FLY! FLY!! : )

I love this post. Thank you for sharing it. I agree that looking back over your life up to this point can be a double-edged sword.

I remember the first time I looked at my hopes, dreams, goals.... Some of which I had achieved, some I was in the process of achieving, some needed some adjusting/tweaking as my desires had changed. The hard part though, was dealing with those goals I never achieved and that are now beyond my grasp. Unfortunately, I will never be a ballerina - so the goal needed changed to taking ballet classes and at least learning something!!

Happy Birthday to you! May you live long and prosper! ;)

Tiffany

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

50 wasn't bad for me Sarah, but 55 was as my health started to decline. 60 was the bad one, just had found out about another serious health issue and it was the straw that broke the camel's back. A lot of the joy I felt in previous years left and now it's just a constant battle to keep all health issues under control. I certainly must have been horrid in my most recent past life to have all this bad karma!! Take care Hon and I'll see you on the 27th!

Bella Sinclair said...

WOOOHOOOOO! Do you know just how much you ROCK? I adore your attitude towards life. You are grounded yet unsinkable, and full of positivity. I truly admire that about you. Spread those great big swan wings and fly!

Love your new drawings and OH, what fantastic wooden houses! You've been keeping busy this summer with great things!

Hugs to you! xoxo

deb said...

I love this idea , Sarah!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

A Let Fly List for your 50th-- I like that idea. Maybe that's what I need to start feeling better about the 50-something years.

Happy almost birthday Sarah,
xo jj

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Sharon said...

Sarah,

I just read your comments about turning 50. I retired in June and turned 60 in July. Please let me share with you that this is the happiest time in my life. I have finally fully realized that everyday is a precious gift and I wake up each morning excited to
think of what joy I am going to find in that day. Perhaps you can do this 10 years earlier! Love your blog. I just started a blog about three weeks ago: http://corgisinmygarden.blogspot.com/ When you have time, stop by.

Monica said...

hi there.

great post, great attitude.

"it feels more like being up on the peek and just sitting there for a while and soaking it all in"
love that description of 50.

i'll be 40 soon and already hear about it getting old. i feel good and am happy. that's what matters.

Tammie Lee said...

there is something about turning certain numbers that gets our attention and 50 is one of them. Seems we look at our life and decide if there are things we want to do or do differently. Your passion for life is wonderful. Happy early Birthday!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Must never give in to the myth that an age (any age) is "old" - you are as young as you wish to be!
Happy almost 50!
Hugs,
Coralie

Anja said...

Some people never gets old... you are one of them...free, creative, passionate...
Fifty...that's just a number... I was never good at math

Hugs, Anja

Rebecca said...

I think you should totally fly...the only time I remember I am over 50 is when I look in the mirror.

spottedwolf said...

50.....hmmmm....to start I will say some of the best sex I ever had is that which began during my relations of 50. Other than a brief period of insecurity by the woman regarding her body..which was probably the same for her at 20....the resulting act was ..without question...passionate and fulfilling to the Nth degree. She had earned the openness and confidence to recognize something inside which went far beyond all contraventions of youth. I find women to be potentially masterful in many relationships areas as they come to a full opening of their creative connective ability and that is what reaching 50 should do to anyone if they've set their sights beyond the standards issued by society. Even my 'straight-laced' mother said many things looked vastly different by the time she reached her mid-life.

Suzanne will turn 53 this year and the time we've had since meeting has been phenomenal. We have helped a number of those who satellite around us to walk through more doors than they could before, for a variety of reasons. Andria was an excellent example. She was bouncing back and forth through her relationships without any real ground-point because of her sexual past. What happened was meant to go the way it did to help her cross an inner bridge. She is just one of many fine examples.



Sarah...when I turned 40 a very close friend of mine told me he had the distinct feeling the rest of my life would be a 'marvel'. It took the first part to set the 'stage'.

Always look back Sarah....but only for answers to doors we encounter. Then open the door and leave it open.....in short time it won't even exist as we once thought. The mind is our social tool and the springboard to all that lies beyond. The freeing of the self from the past also frees us from all life's illusions.

Welcome to your CROWN CHAKRA and the POWER YEARS where all you've been through should be seen with clarity as the way you chose to walk within love's godliness. Its all GOOD my love....all of it !!!