I'm turning 50 today. It's hard to believe. As I'm writing this entry, I'm sitting back, wondering where my 20's, 30's and 40's have gone and pondering the question of not only what my 50's will bring, but whether or not I'll be sitting here, wondering where my 50's went in a few years!
Each decade had its own set of ups and downs but, each one taught me something new and wonderful and advanced me as a person. I'd like to say that I'd like to forget all of the "bad" times, but I can't. And, really, I don't think that I want to forget them. It's only in looking back that I realize that some of the biggest growth as a person, came from these "bad times". As hard and as sad as some of them were, they are what makes me.....well, ME!
As this decade begins, I know that there will be more ups and more downs, but I also know that they are all part of Life and each one will teach me something in some way or another. So, as I go through this next decade, I will embrace ALL of the times because each one has its own beauty. The trick is, in finding it at that moment.
If there is one thing that I've now learned more than anything, it's that my parents, grandparents and great grandparents were all right when they said that "the older you get, the faster times moves". With that, I won't waste any time. From here on out, if I want to do something, I won't say......"Ah, I'll do it tomorrow!"
Today becomes tomorrow far too quickly to let it slip by!