If we look at Gerontology everyone that is under 70 complaining that they are old sound ridiculous. So stop acting like granny. Gerontology defines those 70 to 80 as "Young Old" 80 to 90 as "Old" and 90+ as "Old Old". Rethink this moaning and groaning and saying that you're old at 50... HOGWASH! Don't get me wrong, it's true "Senior Moments" begin mid 40's like my darn knees are aching as I write this, with the rain kicking in my arthritis. But that doesn't mean walk around thinking your OLD. It just means father time is getting a calling card ready or AARP card whatever you chose to call your card. A step towards maturity, not a time in your life to waste being age obsessed. Don't you see? This is all great news, 50 is now the new 35. Truly I doubt that the face in the mirror is the age any of us feel. So forget the number!
Yes, there will be some moments that kick you in the gut. For example, there is a boutique in Chicago I have always loved. I would buy a cute top or pair of pants, just some fun trendy stuff. Recently I walked in and looked around and thought son of a "B" there is really nothing appropriate for me to wear in here anymore... except maybe a head band. Unfortunately, I have friends that frown at me for wearing those. I shook it off and went to a store that was perfect for midlife fashion - Bloomingdales, to lick my wounds. Then there is the flip side to that, which is one of my favorite lines from the movie "This is 40." When Debbie the character says, "I don't want to shop at old lady stores. I don't want to go to J. Jill and Chico's and Ann Taylor." Not that I think ALL those stores are old lady stores. But it is a funny line that rings true for many.
I look at my parents traveling the world carefree with less stress than ever. They are early to mid 70's "Young Old". They watch what they eat, they work out, and are always working with doctors to stay healthy and feel young. They pull pranks, act like they are about 55 and neither ever tell or discuss their age. My dad always answers when people ask his age, "Why does it matter?" He gets it... Age is a mind set, not a number. Until the guy upstairs call's your number appreciate the joys of maturity like dinner parties instead of night clubs.
Keep looking forward so you don't miss what God puts in front of ya!
Matuschka's Midlife... Telling it like it is...