Sweet Pea Chef's picture Sweet Pea Chef

I can relate to your milestone birthday musings. All in all, I think your perspective is spot on. Who wouldn't feel a *bit* of trepidation entering a new, "more mature" decade?

My 70 plus aunt and godmother is one of my role models for many reasons. When she turned 70, she admitted a bit of "ugh!" but then promptly continued to have her philosophy of "it's not the number, it's how you feel" at the forefront of her living.

She also says, "I prefer growing old to the alternative..."

Well put.

Happy (soon to be) Birthday.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Exactly, Sweet Pea. I think people are allowed to wallow in a little despair over big milestone birthdays but, you know, each year is a celebration--a chance to do more, to be with the people you love, to enjoy life.

What an inspiring woman your aunt is!