The Top 10 Things I've Realized Since Turning 50
Today's Top 10 list is courtesy of being a little over two weeks into a new decade in life...and a half century on earth.
- •Before June 30th, 2016 a hangover lasted until around 12noon. After that date - it lasts until about 12am - yes - roughly 24 hours.
- •I like hot dogs. I was always the hamburger person at the cook out. This summer I realized I like hot dogs better. Go figure
- •I'm slowly becoming my mom. It started lining up my vitamins then progressed to "prepping" things I use in the morning the night before...ie..coffee pods, Splenda packets, cinnamon for my coffee...you get the idea.
- •I prefer standing up while working. Now that I work from home my "desk" is the bar in my sunroom and I stand behind it for 3/4 of the day instead of sitting.
- •Most nights I'd rather be alone. In my sunroom. With my gossip magazines, my iPad and a glass of wine. Far cry from the girl 25 years ago who was all alone in her apartment wishing for companionship.
- •Everyone always told me that the older you get the more you don't care what people think about you. I couldn't wait for that feeling. And I'm pretty disappointed that it hasn't rung true for me yet. In fact, I think I care more now than I ever did.
- •I'm not 2 years and one month pregnant. I'm officially in menopause. Guess I can get rid of my copy of "What To Expect When You're Expecting" now.
- •I am much more tolerant of the different personalities that surround me. That being said...I'm much more aware of the glaring differences in the personalities I encounter on any given day.
- •I'm a procrastinator. For the first time in my life. Seriously. I was always the one who arrived 15 minutes early. Sent in bill payments the day I received them. Now...I was (gasp) five days late renewing my drivers license, missed my car inspection by 3 months and pick up the birthday card on the way to the party.
- •I made it. I actually made it to a half a century. I always thought I'd die young...morbid as that sounds. But then again I never thought I was the marrying type and here I am with the same gold band on my finger just shy of 22 years later. Go figure.