Turning 21, 30, and even 40 may have it’s perks, but being over 50 may take the cake. So get that ID ready because when you turn 50, you magically become eligible for some pretty amazing senior discounts through AARP.
Check out our top 5 reasons why being 50+ is AWESOME!
Quirkiness is Cute
After age 50, the “why isn’t she on medication” becomes “Isn’t she incredible!” Use this to your advantage and let your creative juices flow. Don’t be afraid to let your freak flag fly- Elizabeth Sweetheart, 74, Brooklyn, is known as the Green Lady of Carroll Gardens for her evergreen approach to life. For the past 20 years she has been seen dressed head to toe in a bright lime green, with hair dyed to match. “I’ve just become green — I can’t wear any other color,” she said. So go ahead, become the fuchsia wearing neighbor of Fairfield Connecticut, you may end up in the New York Times.
You can reinvent yourself: In the years after 50, you may find yourself with more time, less working hours, less family obligations, and more opportunities to develop, and harvest, new and existing aspirations you may have. It’s never too late to finally figure out a way to open that flower shop on Main St. or enter in the closest “Strong Man” competition. Life is what you make it, and you can do…Anything!
You are a fountain of knowledge
When you are over 50, the younger generations suddenly come to the conclusion you must know everything there is to know about everything! Understanding that your lived years means that you’ve encountered enough experiences to share that wisdom and enjoy every moment of it. Take those calls from kids or grandkids with fervor. They’re dying to know what you think.
Forget about contraception
Most likely. It is biologically possible for many women to get pregnant after 50, it’s generally much, much harder and less likely: Women older than 47 account for just .01% of births. So go out and enjoy yourself and your partner (most likely) worry free.
No FoMo (Fear Of Missing Out)
In your 20s and 30s & 40s , you might have felt guilt, perhaps, anxiety if your Saturday night was spent in your sweatpants on the couch rather than out being social. Whether you’re married or single,being over 50 means that you have the confidence to know that a weekend night in doesn’t impede on your social life.
With age comes confidence, freedom, wisdom, reinvention and creativity, what’s better than that?