We need to revise how we think of aging. The old paradigm was: You’re born, you peak at midlife, and then you decline into decrepitude. Looking at aging as ascending a staircase, you gain well-being, spirit, soul, wisdom, the ability to be truly intimate, and a life with intention. ~ Jane Fonda

Aging is not ‘lost youth,’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength. It’s a different stage of life, and if you are going to pretend it’s youth, you are going to miss it. You are going to miss the surprises, the possibilities, and the evolution that we are just beginning to know about because there are no role models, no guideposts, and no signs. ~ Betty Friedan

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ~ C.S. Lewis

Yep, it’s my birthday. Hope you’ve enjoyed this little pep talk I’m giving myself. Have a great day!


9 thoughts on “199/365

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Caryn! I’m coming up on the big 5-0 in a couple of weeks, so this post really resonated with me. I truly believe that you’re only as old as you feel, and I’m thinking 30 feels pretty divine…. :-) Thank you for adding beauty to my world with every one of your posts….

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