Monday Mayhem – Nifty

I turned fifty last week.

I know, right? How did that happen?

It’s true. The big 5-OH! A full half century. I’m now officially eligible for AARP, not just some hanger-on who piggybacks on her husband’s DOB for 10 % off.

Sometimes, I wonder where the time went, but mostly, I think fifty is going to be nifty. I can feel it.

My forties were a big time of transition for me – personally, professionally, and creatively.

Looking back, I can’t say I didn’t accomplish anything. Ten years ago, I had not yet written my first book. Now, I have 40 novels and novellas under my belt and #41 halfway there.

At forty, I spent my days trying to climb a corporate ladder that was made out of rope and dental floss. I still thought money and accolades were important. I’m so glad I grew out of all that nonsense.

In my fifties, I plan to stand in my truth:


I have a better handle on who I am and what’s important to me. I also have a more limited quantity of fu@ks left to give about everything else.  Other than the pocket issue, I can admit that I prefer elastic-waist leggings better than jeans these days. There are fleeting moments when I fret over the wrinkles that seem to be popping up all over, but then I laugh and remember where I got them. I look at old pictures of me and my friends and marvel at how young and fresh we were. I look at more recent pictures of me with those same friends and realize how incredibly blessed I have been.

So, yeah. Overall, I’m finding these middle years liberating.

I think fifty is going to be nifty.

Speaking of people in their fifties…

I was cruising the ‘Zon the other day and noticed that all of my Worth the Wait Romances are on sale for $1.99. If you like smoking hot stories about people in their *gasp* fifties, doing thing sure to make their grown children blush, snatch ’em up!


4 Replies to “Monday Mayhem – Nifty”

  1. I think you’re absolutely right–fifty is gonna be nifty! So grateful for every picture we’ve taken together, the many adventures we’ve shared, and the wrinkles we’ve earned! Go out there and be awesome! <3

  2. A very relatable post. I was way more happier turning 50 than I was when I turned 40. Like you, I am much more on board with the 50 is nifty attitude. Those pictures are true treasures and I am just as eager to take new ones with my age 50 face smiling away.
    Happy Birthday!

  3. Welcome to the 50 Club although I am working my way out of them. I’m glad I’ve been around for some of your adventures. Here’s to many more.

  4. Yes, it’s absolutely amazing what you’ve accomplished! Don’t fear 50 – 50 should be running in terror from you! With your attitude, age will always be just a number.

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