The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

And if you are 50, then I have just joined your ranks.  They say that after fifty things start to get real. Real what, I am not sure.

But I know that the journey here has been tumultuous, challenging, horrifying, glorious, unnerving, ecstatic, lovely, etc.  Each moment a new sensation, a new thought, a new epiphany, a new door opened and closed.

And – well – holy shit I hope it all SLOWS THE HELL DOWN NOW!!!

I mean shit.  Now that I hit fifty, I am hoping that this all shifts into life being a lot more peaceful.  I hope I am not coming off as a complainer here, because that is not my intent.  But what I am hoping to elicit with the formulation of the blog is life and the changes that begin to happen at the age of 50 and beyond.

We have always heard of all the wonderful things that come with age – wisdom, patience, more understanding of life and others, awakening to your Higher Self, rethinking priorities, mid-life crises, etc. I am interested in watching that happen.

Honestly I never thought I would make it to 50.  It was always this “off in the horizon” age that constituted being older and accomplished.  Even last week it still felt like it was just this “thing” in the future.

When I was rowdy and younger, there were times that even family members were surprised I made it past 25.  But I am grateful that I have turned 50, and I am determined to make this next year about openings, awakenings, newness, and discovery.

So I hope that you stick with me over the course of this.  I am not sure what the year will entail, but my hope is to reflect on events in life from the perspective of change actively happening.  And along the way, I welcome your thoughts, laughs, and audience.

Welcome to the Fabulous Frikkin’ Fifty!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton


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