I think it's fair to say that I'm in midlife. I rotate between surprise that I'm old enough to have been a homeowner for 11 years, a parent for 10, and a teacher for NINETEEN, and a distinct feeling that "I'm too old for bullshit." I feel young and curious and old and world-weary all at the same time.
In the midst of all of those feelings, Pamela Redmond’s “30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time she’s 50” (Parade Magazine Sept 17, 2020) came into my life. I was 42. I looked at her list and saw lots of things I’d already achieved (I worked at Victoria’s Secret in my teens and as a result I’ve always had an appreciation for owning nice underwear, for example). I wanted to keep up those habits I loved as I worked towards creating new ones, and that’s how this list was born– a way to keep an eye on my goals, & share with my friends who are also “of a certain age.” My plan is to be able to check every one off by 50. With that in mind, you'll start seeing articles over on the blog about some of my goals, & the final list will be posted here shortly. In the meantime, please comment if you have any suggestions for what belongs on that list!