Tuesday, August 04, 2015

And So It Begins! 1/50

Today, I turned 50!
Yep...the other F word!  Five-Zero...half a century....five decades.

No other birthday has even remotely bothered me,
until this one!
I don't know if it's the empty nest or what, but I can't say I was looking forward to this birthday.
Weird, huh?
And I wouldn't say it's a vanity issue or anything like that!
It just makes me realize how fast time flies!  Is it because I've been having fun?  I mean, you know the old saying, right?
Hmmmm.....I do not know!
I see people in their 20s and 30s going out and living their lives, being adventurous, and really
harnessing their youth, and sometimes I'm a bit envious.
In my mind, I'm still 27.  I say that all the time, and it's true.
Until I see actual 27 year olds launching into their lives with reckless abandon!
Then it's a wake up call!  
I am not 27.
I am Fifty!

I had pondered how to celebrate this day.
Dinner out?
A big bash?
A trip somewhere?
A special gift to myself?
A Tuesday birthday throws a wrench into the big bash.
Dinner out has to be postponed due to work commitments.
Same with the trip.
And I can buy myself something any old time.
And then it came to me.
Why do I have to just celebrate THIS day?
I don't!  
I don't have to choose ONE way to celebrate and I don't have to celebrate only TODAY!

And I don't have to be envious of those 27 year olds that are out there experiencing new things
and trying new endeavors!  Because I can do the same!

So I've decided to do just that!

I'm going to have Fifty New Experiences....
things I have never done before, or at least don't recall!
Not a bucket list!  Because I am no where NEAR ready for a bucket list.
I'm just going to experience fifty new things, over the course of my 50th year!

And of course I'm going to blog about it!
Artsy endeavors I've wanted to tackle!
Places I've never been!
New foods!
New outings!

 I've already done one new thing!
At 12:01 AM this morning, the day of my birth, 
I donned my birthday suit, greeted the moon, and jumped in the pool!
And I'm still laughing about it!
Now I can't say I've never gone skinny dipping!

CAUTION!  Life STARTS at 50! 

Oh this is going to be fun!
I hope you'll come along for the ride during my 50th year!