It’s all relative I guess. To a 20-year-old 50 is old! But not to an 80-year-old.
A more appropriate question to ask is ‘Does your age define who you are?’
I recently heard that fear can sometimes define a person. But then so can our looks, our dress size, our success, or are failures.
There was a time when I thought that looking attractive mattered most.
Of course, now that I’m ‘old’ (to a 20-year-old) I’d like to change that thought process, lol. So, I’m working on not letting my age define who I am.
I feel that every one of us is multi-faceted and has multiple sides. (Flashback to ‘Sybill’. Everyone 50 and older knows who I’m talking about!) But seriously, we all have many sides. Mine are sometimes opposing…which can make life really interesting!
There’s the artist in me… I love looking at art…and nothing gets the creative juices flowing faster than looking at some really creative art! I believe that we were created by our creator to be creative! I have been blessed with a degree of skill at drawing and painting. I have in some instances felt that I was being guided during the artistic process: wrightart.webs.com
I also take photos in the city of Grey Forest where I live and have walked the streets nearly every day since we moved here in 1992. Check out my photo book:
Then there’s the patriotic side. I want to invite God back into our country, our schools, and our homes! Case in point…after viewing the documentary Monumental starring Kirk Cameron, with my neighborhood Bible group I felt compelled to do something more to help turn our country around. So, using my graphic art skills I developed the poster which has sold all over the country, we’ve even shipped to Australia! MatrixOfLiberty.com
But by newest side…and picture a carnival room here…the kind with all the mirrors in it. Not the ones that make you funny looking, just the rooms with tons and tons of mirrors! I haven’t been to one in years and if I went today I assure you it would be more like a ‘House of Horrors’ surrounded by images of myself in the worst lighting imaginable! Which brings me to this less favorable side of myself: the aging, aged, side. It’s new alright but really it’s old. The old new me. It took me 10 years to get used to turning 40…and you know what happened then.
So here I am, just turned another corner, that of a senior citizen as far as the movie theaters around here are concerned. The age of the double nickel. My gf sent me an appropriate video clip of Sammy Hagar – ‘I can’t Drive 55’ circa 1984. blechh.
What I’d like to accomplish with this blog is this: I’d like to hear from other women 50 years and older. To hear their concerns, to share their accomplishments, fashion tips, and yes, even their hopes for the future! Let’s encourage each other as sisters in Christ should. I am so fortunate to have 2 beautiful (way older….hahaaa, not by much) sisters who love the Lord, love their families, and are learning to love life as an older person. And then there’s my sweet, little 80 year old mother, who still drives to work twice/week!
Would you like to meander thru this journey together?
Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”
Proverbs 11:14 “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.”