The dreaded midlife crisis …. we’ve all heard it about it. And getting older has its challenges for sure. But I have to say that for me, midlife has been way more fun than I ever expected. Here’s some reasons why I actually LOVE being a middle-aged woman!
SELF-CARE IN MIDLIFE
It seems to be that this time in our life is the perfect time to start focusing on taking great care of ourselves. Actually, anytime is a great time for that, but many of us felt spread thin in our younger days: learning how to do a healthy relationship, caring for young children, proving ourselves in our career, and taking care of aging parents. You still may be faced with some of these tasks, but as we age, I feel like our life opens up a bit and we have more time for self-reflection and self-care.
My story here is a bit different than most. I choose not to have children, so my care-taking was for elderly parents. (And believe me if I had a choice, I’d give anything to still be taking care of them.)
MIDLIFE CONFIDENCE SURGE
I hear about this newfound confidence from many of my midlife sisters. We know ourselves better. I know that I reach out for adventures that might have intimidated me when I was younger. Blogging is one of those adventures for sure! I’m not sure if I could’ve had the guts to put myself out there in my 20’s. There’s something to be said for being just being comfortable being you and caring less what people think.
Hopefully the days of living month-to-month are long behind us. We can enjoy spending a little money on fun things like vacations and duh …. clothes!
LOOKS IN MIDLIFE
Now, stop laughing. There ARE good things about our looks as we age. First of all, that confidence surge makes us more beautiful for sure. On top of that, breakouts are mostly a thing of the past, right? We don’t have to wash our hair as often. And best of all, no one expects us to look good in a bikini anymore. Hey if you do, great, but no one expects it. Hallelujah, pass me a cookie and a cute cover up!
Along with all the hot flashes and weird hormonal mood swings, there are some things to be celebrated: no more periods, no more PMS, no more pregnancy scares! And my favorite: you can use “menopause brain” as an excuse for just about anything. (It really is a thing, google it!)
And hey there’s still so much to look forward to! At 50 years old, I had a life long dream come true: I attended New York Fashion Week! Who knows what 51 will bring?
And down the road a bit I see more blessings waiting for us, like senior discounts and retirement!
And did you know that there’s research that shows that from our 50’s on we actually get happier?!!
So what do you like about being your age, Dolls, whatever that age may be?!
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