Tuesday, July 31, 2012

And so it begins . . .



They say life begins at fifty.
First, who are "they" and what have they been doing up 'til now?

Yep, it happened, just as planned  . . .  the big five-OH!
And when I went to sleep a few nights ago, I awoke in the morning to find
that I had not at the stroke of midnight, turned into a pumpkin!
In fact, I feel no different then I did the day before.


"Age is an issue of mind over matter.
If you don't mind it doesn't matter."
-Mark Twain


{ Kim Klassen texture "Portrait" }


Nothing has changed except the number. 

I still love pink....
And watching the sunrise...
And my favorite coffee is still Texas Pecan with french vanilla creamer.

But, I do wonder why we don't craft more of an appreciation for the process of getting older, because
I think the very resistance of it just may be the thing that ages us. I mean with age comes experience and with experience comes wisdom, something we certainly gain more of, and unlike when we were younger we
actually now know what we're talking about. And as I've gotten older I have realized there are certain opportunities for exploration and self-discovery that only comes later in life.

And how does it feel to be 50?
Like thirty with twenty extra years of wisdom, understanding, spirituality and an ever growing comprehension of how big this life really is. Okay, definitely minus the size 5, but with a new sense of what sexy is, and isn't. I find myself wanting to move in the world with a greater sense of urgency as time whispers louder, and I'm having fun re-inventing myself with along the way. 

No, nothing has changed except the number. Age doesn't own me or define me. It doesn't tell me whether or not I can have pink highlights or wear feathers in my hair, it only marks how long I've been here.

I am 50, I don't mind, so it doesn't matter!! 

Have a fabulous day!
Love, Kim
XO




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28 comments:

Deanna said...

Just a perfect post from beginning to end. Your expression of your thoughts into words is brilliant. And I love the selfie...!! Happy Birthday, again!

Linda/patchwork said...

Very good post.
The number really won't matter, as long as you don't let it.
Love your self portrait.
Happy Birthday!

Jaymi said...

such a beautiful portrait. I just love the light and processing.

MG Atwood said...

Beautiful shot. Happy 50. It's no biggie, just another year! Joining you from sweet shot Tues.

Brenda said...

As a fellow "woman of a certain age", I found your post to be full of that wisdom you speak about so eloquently. What a great post - love the quote. Happy Birthday!

Linda said...

Such a great post! I love the quote! Welcome to the club! 40 made me cry but I welcomed 50. Something about the wisdom, like you said! I was never a size 5 but I have learned to be happy in the body I got!
Fantastic selfie!

Here's to 50 more! At least!

xo,
Linda

augcott said...

Words of wisdom ..... :-D
Happy Birthday ♫

Sherri B. said...

Beautiful photo, and beautiful words! This 50-year old agrees with you...age is most definitely just a number. Somedays my body feels 50 (lol), but my mind still feels like I'm twenty-something (with a little more wisdom)...I like it that way. :)

Pat said...

Lovely shot! Happy birthday!

Sarah said...

Beautiful photo and I love your thoughts on getting older!

JBush said...

So beautifully said!

Jodi B

Dotti said...

I like your style ... and your attitude, Kim!! What's more, I think that photo would be a dynamite avatar for FOL.

xo
:-D

Tamar SB said...

You are doing 50 so well! 50 is the new 25!

terriporter said...

Such a beautiful self-portrait, Kim! Love the light and playfulness about it. You're so right -- as long as we don't mind, it really doesn't matter. Great post!

Eaton Bennett said...

Happy Birthday to you! :))

Sandra said...

Nice shot. Wise words... it will be interesting to write something similar each time you reach another decade! Fifty is still young these days, but when you get to the tail end of the sixties, things do change, but luckily we have also evolved by then and it matters less!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Happy birthday Kim, what a beautiful portrait to match your beautiful words.

Kathryn said...

I love how you rock that pink highlight. I've been grumbling about turning the big 4-0 this year but it looks like I need an attitude adjustment. Love how you embrace this new decade and all the wonder that it brings.

Danelle said...

Fabulous! Love your attitude. Hope you had a great birthday!

seabluelee said...

Happy Birthday, Kim! Fifty certainly becomes you. I love your musings on aging, and have to say I agree. It's been a long time since I saw 50, and for me life just keeps getting better. You are beautiful and so is your self-portrait. And I love your style!

Emily said...

Beautiful photo and congratulations! I love the light and softness of your portrait. Thank you for sharing!

Mimi said...

Beautiful. I love the sun and hazy look. Dreamy =)

Liz said...

Well Happy 50th to you Kim!!
My husband turned 50 last year... he doesn't look it though (only one or 2 grey hairs in sight... not very fair I must say!!)
I have a few more years until I turn 50. I'm not looking forward to it though... just like I didn't want to turn 40 (or 30). It didn't kill me though ;)

Lisa Gordon said...

What a wonderful outlook you have, my friend. Do hold onto that.

What a wonderful post, and I wish you a VERY Happy Birthday!

xo.

smiles, Sharon said...

What a beautiful photograph. Love the texture you used..just perfect for a professional photograph. And congratulations on your birthday, and your inspiring thoughts on "milestone" occasions.

Thank you for dropping by my blog.....

urban muser said...

Happy belated. You look gorgeous in this shot, and I love all your words. Thanks for linking up at {In The Picture} this month :)

Southern Gal said...

I thought I had left a comment, but I see it's not here.

Happy Birthday! I love this. It's true you're only as old as you feel. I just turned 49, so I'm moving into that "I'm almost 50!" stage. It's going to be fabulous.

Cathy H. said...

Beautiful self-portait and I love your thoughts on age! I so agree, the number has never mattered to me, it's what's in the heart that counts!

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