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Oh Crap – I’m 50!

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How do you feel about growing older? We all know it’s better than the alternative, but still, most of us tend to pause around the time of our 50th birthday and reflect. Where have I been? Where am I now? Where am I going? Am I happy? If not, what am I going to do about it? At 49 the author was feeling old, unfit, overweight and irrelevant. Throw in hormonal upheavals, multiple bereavements and a rapidly emptying nest and you have a recipe for personal disaster. Figuring there must be others “out there” who felt confused and fearful about getting older, she started to pour out her heart in a blog that she called project50. What happened next changed her life. A mixture of articles, musings and personal letters, this is a compilation of the best posts. “In the end I’ve come to the simple conclusion that life is simple. It’s about family, friends and community. It’s about being useful. It’s about having an open heart as well as an open mind. And I’ve realised that I’m ok, just as I am. Which is really quite important.” This is a book to inspire women and to reassure everyone who loves them! Jo Blackwell is a Portrait Photographer and Writer and is the Founder of The Midlife Movement, which exists to help women create their best life in their midlife.

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