Fifty Shades of Great

We’ve all heard of the book (and now movie) about the bizarrely handsome billionaire, the blindfolded naif, and the red room full of whips and chains.

I’m pretty sure they didn’t write that book with me in mind.

For one thing, I hate pain. For another, I’ve never been good at following directions. And let’s be realistic here: Mr. G, if he had any people skills at all, would recognize immediately that I have too much experience at life to fall for his false confidence and surface charms.

Ah, the benefits of having lived as long as I have. Experience. Wisdom. Resilience. Self-love. Inspiration for this blog.

“FIFTY”is a journal about living life to its fullest at any age, but with a particular slant toward women who have made it to middle age. We could spend the rest of our days bitching about our culture’s idolization of starving models and wrinkle-free celebrities or about books and movies that cater to the lowest common denominator or about the stiffness we sometimes feel when we get out of bed — OR — we could use that wasted energy to play to our strengths and make the most out of our lives for as long as we are able. Because, in spite of it all, each and every one of us has the potential to be FIFTY SHADES OF GREAT.

I’ve been thinking and scheming and reaching out to others to figure out what we need to support us as we work toward living up to our potentials. I hope that through this blog, we will be able to discuss, debate, and delight in those things that impact us as we live and grow and discover fountains of life that can bring us joy and beauty and love and laughter.

Please join me on what I expect will be an amazing ride.

To view earlier posts from “FIFTY” (as of 2/23/15) or my previous blog (1/2013 – 2/2015), see the Past Posts section in the sidebar.

4 thoughts on “Fifty Shades of Great

  1. This is wonderful. I think many of us struggle with the process of aging with grace and wisdom yet wanting to hold onto what was. But as I get older, I find myself increasingly confident about who I am and am embracing the present and what lies ahead. I think that comes from the learning curve. We’ve had experiences that allow us to have perspective as to what’s important and what’s not. That said, I’m still coloring my hair!

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