The Tricks and Treats of Life After 50

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The Tricks and Treats of Life After 50

Happy Halloween, darlings!  

Today has me pondering the tricks and treat of life after 50. There are so many things I relish about being a visible, vibrant woman after 50… and there are also a few things I could do just fine without.

And so, I’m sharing my take on the tricks and treats of life after 50 in the hopes that this honest look at the journey both entertains and inspires you.

Will you “treat” me back, darlings? Share your perspective on life after 50, the hills and the valleys. I’m hoping that this weekend I can share another story about what life looks from our perspective, replete with your take on both the sensational and the spooky. (It’s Halloween…I had to!)

tricks and treats in life after 50

Treat! Two words: Senior discount.

Trick. Being offered senior discounts before you’re old enough to get them.

Treat! Learning that beauty, truly, is more than skin deep.

Trick: Memory loss.

Treat: Having amassed 50+ years of unforgettable memories.

Trick: Illness.

Treat: Discovering that you have the strength to survive.

Trick: Children growing up and leaving home.

Treat: Finding out that you raised your new best friend.

Tricks and treats of life after 50

Treat! Retirement

Trick: Retired husbands.

Treat! More happy times than your heart can hold.

Trick: Frown lines.

Treat! Being considered an old soul. It was less alluring when you were 20 but now, you’ve earned it.

Trick: Regrets.

Treat! The wisdom to know you did it all the way you wanted, you are exactly where you should be, and you have the power to go wherever you want from here.

Trick: Reading glasses.

Treat! Next chapters.

Trick: Grandma panties.

Treat! Grandchildren

A final “treat,” some of my favorite quotes about life after 50. I hope you continue to take a big juicy bite out of life, at every age.

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” -Madeleine L’Engle

“I can honestly say I love getting older. Then again, I never put my glasses on before looking in the mirror.” -Cherie Lunghi

“Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.” -Ausonius

“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” -Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

 

I’ve shared my take on the tricks and treats of life after 50, now it’s your turn! Share your thoughts either in the comments below or on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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14 Comments

  • Marnie Miller says:

    I love being older and I hope wiser. Youth is wasted on the young.

  • Rebecca F Burgess says:

    Those quotes are right on, so perfect. Thanks

  • Julia Mullins says:

    I love being 74 because I do not have to worry about if people like me or not, I like me and that is all that matters. The memory thing is a bummer but I read a lot and try to take care of myself so I say bring it on world.

  • Randi says:

    Trick: weight gain
    Treat: being loved anyway

  • Emily Markiewicz says:

    age has it’s lessons,we are the learners. Age has it’s sense of humor, we provide the laughter/ Age gives us tragedies, we learn to recover and honor those we have lost. Age gives us time, It is up to us to use it well.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      You are very wise. Thank you for sharing your wisdom. I hope many read your comment. Wish we lived near one another. xoxoxo

  • Cindy P says:

    I turned 60 today. Reading this article made me feel like we are all on the same female journey. You definitely listed all the tricks and treats. Are we all really that different, this was very encouraging and delightful read! Love ya Honey.

  • Mary Ferguson says:

    Treat: Not caring as much what others think of you, and being comfortable with who you are right now. Losing people from my circle that are too full of drama and unkindness, and sharing my life with quality, not quantity.
    Trick: Losing loved ones too soon.
    Treat: sleeping as late as I want, which is a good thing because…
    Trick: waking up at 2:30 in the morning for no apparent reason.
    Treat: watching my hubby grow the beard he always wanted
    Trick: I’m growing one too!!! 😲
    Trick:

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