To be honest, I don't feel 50. I weigh the same now as I did in high school, I'm still active, and I don't feel like I'm ready to switch to the early bird special. You're more likely to catch me wearing stilettos than flats and skinny jeans versus a housecoat. When did the half-century mark sneak up on me?
When I was in my 20's, I couldn't even picture living to this age. I don't feel any different now than I did then. I will admit I'm a lot harder, a lot less innocent, and a lot more distrustful than I once was. But those are the lessons of life in general. I also believe I've learned to love more and harder, to treasure what I have now instead of what might be, and to be grateful for every moment I'm given.
So I have to say, all in all, turning 50 doesn't seem to be so bad. Now I'm not saying I buy into that "50 is the new 30" blah, blah, blah. It's not. I'm not turning 30...I'm going to be 50. The road ahead is now a lot shorter than the road behind. That road still holds adventures, love, excitement, and hope. I look forward to the rest of the journey.