I'm 53! But Still the Baby...

“In my dreams, I never have an age.”

― Madeleine L'Engle

I’ll always be "the baby." I’m number eight of eight children, so I’ve always been (and felt) the youngest.

When I started out in real estate, I was the youngest in our office for years, and even though I occasionally look around the room and see the majority of people are younger than I am, I still feel like I’m "the baby" in the room.

I’m 53!

Am I old or am I young? The answer is yes. Yes, I am.

Being in my 50s really puts me dead center, and I’m loving it because I get the best of both worlds. My age brings me stories, experiences, and I would like to say a bit of wisdom as well. My youthfulness brings me wonder, dreams, a desire to learn, and over-the-top expectations.

Living in the middle of youth and old age is actually a pretty glorious place to be. People get it when I say that I’m tired or I forget things, they really don’t expect me to help them move, and when I say the wrong word, like “groovy” instead of “sick,” young people think it’s cute and retro.

Plus, there are so many people that have achieved their greatest accomplishments in their 60s, and I’m not even close to that yet!

“There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life, and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”

― Sophia Loren

I've got a lot going for me: My major organs are in working order (Hello? Huge win!), I even could still help people move, but don’t tell anyone else that.

#CelebrateEverything is in full force!

Love where you are. Surround yourself with amazing people. Act your age.

Whatever your age, there is always something to look forward to.

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