Are you afraid of turning 50? I know I was. I thought 50 was the threshold to old age and I wasn't ready to cross over that precipice. I am not naive and I know that your 50's introduce a new decade of things to deal with - hot flashes, sags, wrinkles, changing relationships – but once you get a handle on them life can be sweeter than ever.
There are Real Cougars over 50 who see themselves as sexy, smart and confident. But, there are other women who view the fifth decade as nothing more than one step closer to assisted living. Fifty gets you thinking of all the things that may now be impossible – a sexy wardrobe, a new career or even a 30 something boyfriend.
But, hold on!. What if your thinking is all wrong? What if you could have all those things?
The reality is we don't have to become the withering flowers that society assures us we will. The choice of how we view aging and how we age is up to us. I admit I am still fighting some of the aging demons myself, but with every new idea, with every new friend I make, with every new risk I take my zest for life only gets juicier.