50 is Half of 100

By the time I publish this post, I will be 50 years of age. 50 freaks people out because there is most likely less time ahead of you than behind and the 50 years behind passed rather quickly. While that concept is a bit alarming to me, I mostly think, “Whatever.” “Whatever” is a very important concept refined in your 40s. 🙂

On Saturday, I climbed and summited Mount Washington with a lot of boys, that is, my hubby, my two sons and their boy scout troop. Climbing “The Rockpile”, as it is affectionately known, was never really on my bucket list but when the scouts expressed interest, I knew I was doing it too.







View from top of Tuckerman’s Ravine


Of course I’m glad I did it. I knew it was going to hurt and I was right but many worthwhile activities come with pain of some sort. I also knew that it was now or never, who knows how much more it will hurt next year? I had to take the opportunity while it presented itself. My answer to ease the discomfort was to rent a condo (instead of camping) and book a massage. There are perks to being older and wiser.


Part Deux of the birthday weekend was a little get-together with as many friends as I could drag out on a Sunday night. I am a horrible and lazy hostess. I want to have fun at my parties too! So, I invited y’all to a local bar to share a drink and a hug.

When your 50, you know a lot of people and there are so many that you adore. Surrounding yourself with humans you adore is brilliant. A whole night of hugs and kisses and smiles and laughter and beer and glowing adoration and presents; yay for me!

There is a lesson here, in this somewhat disjointed post. What I’m trying to say is do what makes you happy. No one else is or should do it for you. You control your life. Destiny is the decisions you make for the things that “happen” to you. Personal responsibility includes creating your own happiness. Frankly, it is not very difficult. Not one bit.

So. What’s next? In my big picture, I’m working on developing my wellness coaching skills and slowly transitioning from massage to coaching. PoT clients have no need to freak out, it is a slow process! The next adventure is a quick trip into the unknown in SC/NC in a couple of weeks then Santa Fe/Taos, NM in February. Very excited to start planning these trips. If anyone has any tips, I would love to hear them.



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2 Responses

  1. Jackie says:

    Great advice, even though I got time, nothing but time:) It is the type of advice that is true at any age.

  2. michelleg says:


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