No one could have told me what getting old entails so let me educate those under 55. For both women and men when you hit 50 your hormones develop a mind of their own. Your metabolism quits, completely. You can eat a carrot and gain 5 lbs.
Now lets talk skin, holy hairdo my skin is like a snake, I have lines in places that should not have lines. I look in the mirror and hairs grow out of my chin at lightening speed. I keep a tweezer in every car I own and in every bathroom. Oh and a razor thing for lip hair.
The moral of this post is, I’ve decided that I don’t give a shit at this point. I am going to do whatever the hell I want, hair color, clothes, glasses(my signature) whenever I want, I have a tribe that supports me unconditionally. In celebration of pride, pink hair, don’t care. Love your life
This year I am turning 50 and with this milestone has come a whole lot of self-reflection and a whole lot of questions. I assume that anyone around my age never thought when they were 20 that we would need to consider all these decisions so soon. I know I didn’t and I always thought I was the ultimate planner, WRONG. Now that I have arrived I guess it’s time to research, get some advice (please feel free to comment), and put together a 5 year plan.
How many more years do I need to work?
How many more years do I want to work?
Five- I have worked fulltime since I was 14, I’m tired
Can I take money out of my retirement accounts without paying a penalty?
I am currently waiting on responses from providers
What do I love and want to pursue for the next 20 years?
My three tops things I love in life, Wine anything, Thrift Shopping, and sharing stories
Maybe my blog could become an income stream
Library and you tube here I come
Should we sell our house and take the equity to pay cash for a pre-built home on a piece of property?
Can we find an affordable property that is not in the middle of nowhere?
I live in the Pacific Northwest and property prices are currently out of control
There is actually a housing crisis with 500 people a day moving to the Portland Oregon area
This would indicate that now is NOT the time to buy property (question answered, re-evaluate in a year)
Since my husband is not ready to retire will I be bored out of my mind?
I believe that I could find plenty of things to do to keep myself busy
I have always wanted to transform pallets and wine barrels into usable furniture (pinterest has plenty of ideas) why not now
I love wine crafts, motivational and funny quotes, I could produce products for all my kindred wine friends (I know you’re out there)
How much money do I really need to live?
If I can eliminate my few credit cards and pay off the balance on my car in 2 years all that would remain is a house payment
Dave Ramsey I hear you talking to me
As I discover new information I will share it with you