Better At 50

I think there are a lot of perks to being over 50 and in ‘mid-life’ when you have the right attitude. Not that I’m saying there’s a wrong attitude really, but in my opinion, owning your age and who you are authentically makes you more beautiful than not. Do you feel the same way?

I’ve seen women who look beautiful at 50, but the stench of desperation to look like Barbies at 50 (meaning women who are plasticky, over Botox-ed etc) turns me off to them as a friend. Those who are aging gracefully with a bit of help feel more like my kind of peeps.

Because I don’t want to compete as a 50ish year old woman. I have no desire to be in that headspace. I want to be free to be me and you, to be free to be you. And then as friends, we compliment each other. You might pull me out of my shell (or vice versa) and we can share this journey as friends!

If you’re uber beautiful with few wrinkles, we can still be friends and I will welcome all anti-wrinkle advice you have. Yay! Heck, I’d beg you to help me with a make-over! But if you’re one of those who are raging to be back at 30, then I’m not sure we’re a good fit. Do you know what I mean?

You’re as young as you feel. Yes. Taking care of yourself and thwarting the aging process is good in my book. But pretending that you’re 20+ younger than you are, well, I feel like this may be a problem.

I really like being my age. Do you?

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18 Responses to Better At 50

  1. I ❤️ this. Yes! Excellent perspective. I share the same.

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  2. LA says:

    Wouldn’t trade my age for any other age!!

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  3. cheriewhite says:

    Awesome post! I’ll be 50 in a few weeks and I love my age. Beauty and youth are fleeting, yes. But at our age, you have confidence you never had when you were young. You’re more likely to be comfortable in your own skin and not worry what other people think. Therefore, you more likely to live life on your own terms. I love the freedom that age gives me. Thank you so much for posting.

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  4. scr4pl80 says:

    Yeah, I’m happy with me at 66.

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  5. petespringerauthor says:

    I mean, given a choice, I’d go back just so I could do over a few things. Since that can’t happen, I say embrace whatever age one is. One of the things that increased age (62) had done for me is I don’t hesitate to try new things or worry about what someone else thinks nearly as much. I don’t dwell on mortality, but I also feel like I’m not going to waste time on nonsense.

    By the way, from this guy’s perspective, I think people who have had a lot of plastic surgery done look ridiculous. I don’t begrudge them for doing it, but I’m not spending my hard-earned dollars on that.

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  6. cheerfulmonk says:

    I’m 81 and love my age.

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  7. Ainsobriety says:

    I’m getting Botox to try and get my unending migraines to stop. Can we still be friends?
    I am otherwise at natural (opps, except the hair, which I do colour. My 82 year old mom would be appalled if her almost 50 year old daughter didn’t colour her hair. It might show her age)! Lol

    No competing.

    Anne

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    • janieleeds says:

      Of course Anne! I think that you should do whatever you want and wow! If it helps with migraines, I’m all in!! I hope it helps and can’t wait to hear about the migraine relief and skin changes (shhh wrinkles if you have them)! I color my hair. I have since I was in my late 20’s because I went grey early…Good for you!! I think your Mom is a lot like mine.

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