50 Things I have learned in 50 years

Over the next 50 days, I will be going over the 50 things that I have learned to make my life awesome. I know people are always doing these but so few of them have a PhD and 25+ years of experience working with human beings on what they want and changing the things they don’t like. Here is my list which will culminate on my 50th birthday.

birthday cake

I know you are thinking, ‘No way! You’re going to be 50 years old?’ Which brings me to my first life lesson……

  1. Moisturizer is your friend…but being happy is better.

The women in my family age gracefully. By gracefully, I mean they went kicking and screaming into their twilight years. My Mom’s matronage was dead set on keeping the illusion of youth with hair dye and a moisturizing routine that included a vat of creams that they swam in. It sounds like I am exaggerating but you never had to kiss my Mom goodnight and get a lipful of that stuff.

My routine is simple, I moisturize after my evening shower with a night cream and again in the morning after my shower with my day cream. I get very little sun because I believe I am part vampire and the sun hates me.

The happy bit is actually easier….I choose to be happy. I can wake up in a shitty mood like anyone else, probably less nowadays. I work at being happy. I sing. I smile. I laugh. I act goofy. I kiss my husband and make lewd suggestions. I make plans. I joke around. I avoid negativity. I block the icky and embrace the beauty.

I believe I am happy so I do things that happy people do.

Come back for the next 49 days and see what else I have learned.

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