Just a quickie today as I’m off to the gym and then to the beach. Yes, I’m actually taking a Monday off.
So today…I turn 50. I’m officially on the back nine. I may not look 50. And lord knows I don’t act 50. But I’m here.
And blessed to be here.
In an 18 month stretch in 2003, I was diagnoses with bladder cancer, celiac disease and pulmonary embolisms (blood clots). I remember one night soon after telling my Aunt Carol that I honestly don’t expect to be here when I’m 50. I wasn’t being dramatic. I was just facing reality. I figured my body was in the process of breaking down.
Yet, here I am 7 years later and feeling groovy.
And I’m not going anywhere. I wish I could say I’ve accomplished all I’ve wanted to accomplish and now I can sit back and reap the rewards of my journey up to this point.
Not. Even. Close.
So much I want to do professionally still. And so much Mrs. Dude and I want to do personally.
For those in your 20’s and 30’s who look at 50 as being OLD. I did the same thing. And before you know it…here I am and you will be too. Enjoy the journey as much as humanly possible. Strike a balance in your life. Find things that give you pleasure and make sure you fit them into your life. It goes by quick. Real, real quick.
I will leave you today with a few gems:
The Birthday Video
I have posted this video every birthday on my blog. I cannot watch this enough.
Video by the Dudettes
My amazing girls put this together for me. Photographs and memories…and of course a little Bruce.
Many thanks to all for the birthday wishes the past few days. May the next 50 be just as adventurous.