At least that is how I see it.
Or that is how it feels.
I am 50 today but I feel 40 or even 35. Perhaps I don’t know what 50 is supposed to feel like?
In any case, I feel I’m only halfway now. There is still a lot of fun to be had and right now I’m enjoying life to the full through exploring South America, a completely new continent for me to discover. I have added some photos of my first few days of my trip to Lima, Cusco and Machu Pichu in Peru and my travel style if you are interested. I’m regularly posting to Instagram is you like to keep up to date with my travels.
I’m full of ideas and plans and can’t wait to explore the next 50 years. I’m sure it will not be without its challenges but I’m determined to get the most out of them.
I hope you continue to join me on this journey through this site and other projects yet to be revealed!
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Happy (belated) birthday, Sylvia. If the first 50 years passed quickly just wait till you see what it’s like now. My 50th birthday was 7 years ago but it seems like yesterday. I was born in Peru all those 57 years ago and lived there for 5 years before moving to Northern Ireland where I still live. It’s lovely to see all your pictures; I am planning to go back some time and see it again.
thanks Gillian. You definitely should. It’s a beautiful country with the loveliest people!
Happy Birthday Sylvia,
What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday!
Happy Birthday Sylvia! When I turned 40 I feel like I found my ‘voice’, and when I turned 50 I found my ‘style’. I think you are already way ahead of me, so good on you! Enjoy a year of blessings!
Thanks KatieRae. So great to read that you found both your voice and style!
Happy Birthday Sylvia! Welcome to the amazing 50’s! Your trip looks wonderful!
Thanks Kathy. Yes it’s a true adventure!
Happy Birthday Sylvia. Looks like you are having a fantastic trip. Life begins at 50
Thanks Sue. I certainly am!
Wow, what beautiful photos, and an amazing journey!
Welcome to the 50’s. They are pretty empowering, actually. 🙂
And the journey continues… Will try and post more pictures at a later date. I’m happy to be part of this empowering group!
Much happiness today – always!
Happy birthday Sylvia! You’re as young as you feel, and you look great. Always love your posts. I’m 70plus, and I don’t know either what that age is supposed to feel like. And remember, a smile makes us all look so much younger.
Thanks Elisa. Yes and I’m choosing to feel young! So happy to read that you are enjoying the articles.
Glad to hear you are feeling good on your 50th birthday, and you are celebrating in style!
Yes, my 50th year had a good start!
Happy birthday Sylvia. I am sure you will succeed in your plans.
Your holiday looks ever so nice.
Thanks Greetje. Let’s hope so.. Right now I’m definitely in relaxing mode! See you in a couple of weeks.
Happy birthday! It’s good to be alive. And this photos show it so well. What an amazing adventure. And you’re so right – what is 50 supposed to feel like? Or any age for that matter. We just breathe, live, and dress fabulously when we feel like it. Shout out in those mountains or be silent, what a magic place you are in.
Thanks Mel. Well I actually made a video on the mountains but sofar not been able to upload due to poor wifi. Thanks so much for your wishes and cheers to the 50s!
Happy Birthday—now you’re in the “better” age group (at least as I see it!! ha ha)
What a memorable adventure to start the next chapter of your life!!
Thanks! Happy to join your group
OH WOW! I can’t think of a better place to celebrate turning 50…Machu Pichu! Lima! Cusco! Such wonderful, magical places you go! Brightest Happy Birthday wishes Sylvia! Here’s cheers to another fabulous fifty years!
Thanks Sue. And the magic continues… Today in La Paz!
Happy Birthday! The photos are wonderful. You must be having a great adventure there!
Thanks Melisa. Yes this is a superb trip. Still many more beautiful places to come….
Happy birthday to you Sylvia. 1966 is the best year <3 I am turning 50 later this year and its really exciting. Its the only time in our lives and how are we supposed to know what it "should" feel like. It is what it is. So enjoy yourself as much as you can and it looks like you have been already doing a great job out of it. Love, Sabina
Thanks Sabina! I think it was a great year. The 60s were brilliant!
Happy birthday Sylvia!
Happy Birthday Sylvia! You are celebrating this milestone in style!
Looks like you are having an amazing trip.
Age is just a number : )
Thanks Suzanne. It is. I’m ready for the next 50 years!
Happy Birthday Sylvia!!! Maya Angelou said “Your 50’s represent everything you are meant to be”. Combine that with her quote “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”. For what it’s worth, you will love your 50’s.
I hope to get back to the style course now that I am off for the summer. Thanks for all the inspiration.
Thanks Natalie. Great quotes!