Carly Jordynn is here to tell us her thoughts on aging, and what great thoughts they are! Happy Birthday, Carly!
FABULOUS AT FIFTY
Age, it’s just a number. All of my adult life I have heard people complain about aging. My theory is this, it’s better than the alternative. Let’s face it, the only way to stop aging is to either die or become a vampire. I’m not ready to die by any means and becoming a vampire seems like a long shot, LOL.
The only age that ever bothered me was twenty-five. It kind of hit me on my birthday that I would be a ¼ of a century! GASP! I got over that momentary panic and laughed at how silly I was being. I had my whole life ahead of me.
Fast forward another twenty-five years. I turned fifty on April 12th. Another milestone birthday still doesn’t bother me. I’m aging quite well thanks to great genes on both sides of my family. I have accomplished so much more than I ever dreamed possible. I have lived, really lived, the last twenty-five years. My interests have changed drastically from what they used to be. For example: when I was twenty-five, I was married, no children, attending college to be an elementary school teacher, and working full-time. I can’t really say I was happy either.
Since that milestone birthday, I have divorced, adopted my daughter from Guatemala as a single parent, switched colleges and majors, graduated from college with a degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice, embarked on a new career, have traveled to places I never dreamed of going too, and have become a published author.
Whew, I’m tired! NOT! It’s only just beginning. I have the next twenty-five years to fill with new adventures, stories to write, watching my daughter grow into a beautiful young woman, becoming a grandmother, and who knows? Maybe I’ll give that marriage thing another try . . . if I can find someone who can keep up with me J Embrace your age, regardless what it is and live life to its fullest. If that fails, locate your local vampire and ask him to bite you.
Happy Aging! #50isgreat #fabulousfifty #50licious #ageisjustanumber #1-800-vampire
Carly Jordynn is a writer from Northern Kentucky who loves to weave tales of fantasy, paranormal, and romance. When she isn’t writing a book, she writes lyrics for the Christian band, Phil Parks and One Step Closer.
Carly loves to travel. You can find her at various conferences and other author events throughout the year. Her hobbies include: travel, photography, reading, party-planning, dinner with friends, and hanging out with her family.
Carly is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Check out her books here.