Life begins at 50?

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-10-2012
Life begins at 50?
Mon, 02-25-2013 - 9:46am

I spent all my early adult years raising children and doing for everyone else. And now suddenly, I am doing for myself. I have spare time, my husband and I are doing reasonably well financially, we've taken up some things together and are thinking about doing some traveling. While I am a little bored and am thinking about getting a volunteer position somewhere, I feel so liberated. I'm in good health and I feel better than I have at so many other times in my life. I am thinking it is true that life begins at 50.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-25-2008
Tue, 02-26-2013 - 11:11am

Jayne, I am going to have to agree with you. I enrolled in college, am working on an exercise program, getting more sleep than I ever have in my life and exploring new recipes. I have time to read for pleasure even and it feels great.


iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2008
Tue, 02-26-2013 - 11:20am

I think you're right... especially if you keep active in body and mind! This can be our "me" time, no doubt, and volunteering is a good thing to get involved in. Knowing you have a purpose and goals can be so rewarding. It's the time to savor life!

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Registered: 06-15-2002
Thu, 02-28-2013 - 10:18am
I think keeping busy and keeping healthy is the key. I loved teaching, but I also love being retired!!! I am busy as I ever was.