What's Age got to do with it?


Two questions for you to consider?

  • Do you let your age define who and what you are?
  • What’s age have to with it? The It I am referring to is life.

The other day I was out with some friends and the conversation turned to birthdays. It was interesting to listen to the different viewpoints and feelings about getting older.

Some of us embraced it while others expressed very negative thoughts. Getting older was liberating and empowering for some while others viewed it as limiting and felt old just because their birthday number had increased.


This made me reflect on where I was in my life, how I felt and what’s age got to do with it.

  • I am well and truly  in my 50’s and love where I am, who I am, what I am doing and where I may be headed even with my greying hair and my body’s wobbly, drooping bits.
  • My age is not hindering or limiting what I choose to do. I remember once thinking that being 50+ plus was old – it isn’t now that I am in this space.
  • Getting older and all that goes with it is part of living and I am grateful that I have the opportunity to enjoy each new day.  A higher birthday number doesn’t mean you are OLD. I feel privileged that I am able to approach each year with enthusiasm as many people don’t get the chance to live as long as they might wish to.
  • I really do not want to time travel back to my 20’s, 30’s or 40’s. Nor do I wish that I knew then what I know now. If I knew then what I know now I would not have had the same experiences, made the same choices (good and bad) and followed the path to where I am now.
  • Regrets do not enter into my life as everything that I have done before today has made me  who I am. At this point in my life I have more self awareness, acceptance, confidence and appreciation of myself and my body and that is so empowering and liberating. About 10 years ago I made a choice to leave my 26 years of teaching behind me and embark on new directions which led me to becoming a Kitchen Designer & Personal Stylist & Image Consultant.
  • Believing in myself and valuing the person that I am gives me the strength and determination to live the life that I have. Making a difference every day is what I choose to do.

Life has a lot to offer, we just have to be willing to take up the opportunities, fall down and get back up and keep going so why not take a positive and happy approach to it all. Yes, not everything about life happens the way we would like it to but it is how we act, react and think that can make a difference to ourselves and others.

After coming home from lunch the other day I read this article “Why 50 is Definitely Not the New 30”.

Have a read and see what you think.

Age is a number

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