Some people fear getting older and all the “complications” that come with it. But what about all the great things? Are we overlooking those in our struggle to recapture our youth?

I turned 50 last year. “Halfway to 100” my kids like to tell me. It was really no big deal. I’ve had no major health issues, I’m in the best shape of my life and I still like getting out of bed in the morning.

Yes, I’m not as fast as I used to be. My bones ache a little more each year. The hair is slowly going grey. And worst of all my kids are listening to the music I listened to as a teenager.

But there are also some really great things to look forward to in my golden years. Two of my children are getting married soon. I’m starting to think about grandchildren (smiley). Retirement thoughts are more frequent and what that might look like.

So instead of trying to go back to “the good ole days”, I think I will focus on what’s in front of me. Starting with my yearly physical tomorrow. YEAH! My yearly physical…said no one EVER!!!