As I was reading Women of Midlife today it struck me that like my doctor, everyone is barely in their teens. When did 50 become so young in my mind?
This is what I found:
- Renee L Stambaugh 2 years till I hit 70! Wait what? And I have a lot to do.... http://helpfulhellion.com/wordpress/?p=723
- Randi Mazzella Did you celebrate 50 or hide under the covers?https://thefinelinemag.com/being-50-years-old/
- Suzy Rosenstein Ep #29: How I Decided to Go Back to School at 55
I barely remember being 50 or 55 and 70 was not particularly outstanding at all. I didn't feel the need to accomplish a whole lot so the idea of being 68 and needing to climb a big mountain didn't even occur to me. I felt I had plenty of time to do what I wanted.
But here is the interesting thing...those things that I used to feel compelled to do don't even interest me now! I don't want to learn to sail or to go on a very long hike to the top. I did want to do those thing at one time but not now...not at all.
I love to read the post from those younger midlife women. That large group of women was formed several years ago and I joined them in the very first wave. It includes so many very interesting women. But, it seems that Midlife is getting longer and longer...we do not go away even though we outgrow the age period. If there were no mirrors in our homes, we would not know that 25 years had passed and we were no long "middle aged" anymore.