Thoughts on Turning 50
It’s surreal really to be sitting here writing about what it means to be 50! I can tell you, it doesn’t feel different really. I’m still the same me.
I have been dancing and moving since the age of 4, so I grew up with a keen awareness of my body, and what it felt like to move through space. I had a short professional dancing career in my mid 20’s to early 30’s, and also taught group exercise throughout my whole adult life. So, arriving at 50 was simply a graceful transition.
In the past few years, lululmeon has become a big part of my life and I have worn it almost daily. I was hired as a store educator over two years ago, and have continued to make living a healthy balanced life a priority. I get to work and workout with some amazing people that help to keep me young at heart.
I was married and had both my kids in my 20’s. Danced professionally and taught Aerobics through my 20’s, 30’s and continue to teach today. I am currently teaching a Barre Workout at Barre Physique in Manhattan Beach, California. I feel healthy and fit, and know that living an active lifestyle has helped me to reach this age and know that I have so much still to do! I’ve been married for almost 29 years and my husband Jim and I enjoy a wonderful marriage. With our children grown, we are having the time of our life.
I have to be honest though and mention that I did have moments of panic at the idea of being 50. Then a thought came to me, which continues to inspire me to seize this moment. There will come a time, when I only wish I was 50 again. So I am embracing this moment and celebrating the life I have lived so far, and know that I will continue to inspire and encourage those around me to live each day with gratitude and praise!
I know it’s kind of a cliché, but like a fine wine I only get better with age! Cheers!