Well I am sure you would think that the title of this entry is going to be about menopause or something to that affect LOL... No, this is about the changes in your life, jobs, kids, relationships, you know, those things. The things that you don't always have control of occurring.
This year is the BIG 50... It wasn't all that many years ago that the thought of turning 50 mortified me. I remember my parents at 50 and I DID NOT want to be OLD. Now that I have hit that mark? I am not old but neither am I my parents either...
When my parents were my age, they were considerably more "settled". Go to work, come home, cook dinner, hang with the kids, go to bed by 10... My life is considerably more hectic than that... between studying for my real estate courses, starting a new sales job (because the other one left me BROKE), grandkids, kids, birthdays, holidays, and the usual work a day stuff. The only thing that parallels my parents life is being in bed by 10... For those of us that are terminal insomniacs, a structured bed time is a necessity.
I would like to think that all this activity is what keeps me "young".. Maybe, or maybe it is just mind set. I am not ready for the rocking chair.. Hell, I am just hitting my stride.
A couple of words of advice? Put your spouse or partner before anything. Don't let life get in the way. Do not get so busy making a life, that you forget to live. You risk some very unpleasant changes if you do.