life after 50
One woman was in her fifties and I overheard her telling a colleague that she was going to work this year on Christmas and New Years.
When I turned 50, I was confused: Could I still wear jeans? Do I still want sex? Will I ever be able to run in a marathon? Could I finally lose those last 10 pounds that piled on after menopause? Is this the when I become invisible? (Answers: yes, yes, yes, yes, and not a shot in hell.)
I used to hate running. Back in my elementary school days the dreaded 'Field Day' came around like clockwork every June. For me, it was one of the worst days of the school year. Fast forward a few decades to the year before I turned 50.
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I was more cynical in my 20s than I am now, and I don't miss how the anticipation of the new was always tinged with the anxiety of getting something wrong. The only things I really miss about youth are skin elasticity, my natural hair color, and a higher metabolism.
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Many people are struggling to find happiness in life after 50. On the surface, you might think that our inability to be happy comes from our complex lives. But, despite the fact that we share similar challenges, some of us are much happier than others. The question is, why?
Today I had a day off with nothing planned, which actually made me feel a little uncomfortable. I generally like to have a list to check off in order to feel productive, but nothing I had to do was screaming out as urgent. Thus, I felt no urge to do any of it, so I didn't.
Did you ever think about the fact that many of our friendships are 'accidental?' For most of our lives, the people that we meet are defined by our social context at the time. As a result, as we reach our 50s, we often find ourselves with people in our lives that are actually causing us more harm than good.
As many people in their 50s have discovered, making friends as an adult is difficult. Without the social bonds that connect us to others as parents, many of us feel isolated, or, even a little lonely. The truth is that it is possible to have an active social life at any age.