I am 49. In fact, yesterday, I was exactly 49 1/2. I am halfway through my year, and only 6 months from turning 50.
I started this blog to document my last year in my 40’s. This is all very surreal to me. I don’t care how gorgeous Michelle Pfeiffter, Kim Cattrall, or Christie Brinkley are. 50 feels….well, middle-aged to me.
This is not me. Really, really not me.
Most plans are on track. Finances are good. Yoga is on track (although I’m still not very good – but no judging, really!). Weight is off track, but I can address a slight winter gain as soon as the weather warms up. Health is great. The career sector is still a little slow – I need to devote more effort and time to the search for a more enjoyable and productive position.
And, as expected, I’m struggling with work/life balance. Case in point, I’ve taken the day off to do yoga and have a massage. But I’m logged into my work email while I’m writing this. Not for long, I’m promising myself. 🙂
Also on the list for improvement in the next 6 months: taking vitamins regularly, including calcium. Spending 10 minutes a day meditating. Continuing to explore my relationship with food and how it’s affected by hormones.
On reflection, this list is really quite easy. These are good problems to have. I give thanks for all the blessings in my life. I own a home, have a secure job, am healthy and (for the most part) content. My family and friends are safe and happy. This is a pretty nice place to be.
And today – I’m grateful because it’s really warm (50 degrees F) and raining in the middle of February in Canada! Paradise!!