My name is Cheryl and not too long ago I celebrated my 50th birthday. With this milestone came a strong desire to start a lifestyle blog. I see so many great lifestyle blogs but not too many that are geared towards women of “a certain age.” This sparked my desire to share my experiences and interests as a “mid-lifer.”
I must admit that I am both excited and nervous about this new blogging adventure. However, I am one that never likes to say “I wish I would have done this or I knew should have done that” so I’m doing this!
One of my favorite questions to myself and others as I grow older is “Where have all the years gone?” I still can’t believe that 50 years have gone by. It seems like only yesterday that I was a working mother caring for three young children. I could eat what I wanted without worrying much about weight gain, stay up all night, work long hours without it affecting me too much…the list goes on. My friends and I would joke about being “old” one day but I really didn’t THINK about growing older. Now it’s the opposite. My kids are all grown up. If I eat like I did when I was younger, the weight gain is fast and I feel sluggish. If I want to stay up late I have to take a nap first. I can’t work long hours without my back and feet telling me that it’s time to stop. And don’t get me started on the hot flashes!
Now I have to be diligent about caring for myself because I when I don’t, I feel it almost immediately. I have to eat right, workout, and do whatever it takes to keep stress at a minimum.
I will be writing about all of this as well as sharing my personal beauty routines, home diy projects, good food (both healthy and the stick-to-your-ribs kind…everything in moderation!), travel and other things that I love.
I truly hope that you enjoy and find this blog helpful as well as entertaining. That’s it for now! If you’d like to be kept updated on my posts, please subscribe!