“Life commences at 50”!
This is the topic for the Gateway Arts Council’s Bad Art by Good Persons function.
This topic has really gotten me considering about the adjustments we knowledge as we age. Not just turning 50 but at every stage of our life. For example, when we are children the greatest and most essential issue on our minds is owning enjoyment, remaining a child and making the most of daily life. We have no fears, will check out everything that looks fun and even if we tumble off the horse, we put on the harm with delight. I know I experienced far more than a few bumps, bruises and scabbed over accidents in my youth.
Our teenage several years are loaded with a multitude of pursuits these as college, sports, hobbies, mates and seeking forward to what we want to be when we grow up. Soon after graduation the upcoming chapter is our 20s and 30s. Some go off to faculty, some commence work suitable away and others start people. I keep in mind when my oldest son started out kindergarten, I was left with a experience of “what do I do now”. I experienced a different son so my time was loaded speedily, nevertheless, that emotion came back once again when they grew up and moved out, beginning their personal up coming chapter.
As our youngsters improve and grow to be grownups we notice that we are now 50 additionally with a good deal far more time, a whole lot far more home in the household and a whole lot of chance to revisit our “wish list” of items we always preferred to do, but just never experienced time.
So, What does Daily life Begins at 50 look like to you? That is what the artists for the Bad Art by Fantastic People today have been tasked with building as a piece of artwork. I have witnessed a several and am completely stunned! There are so quite a few selections, thoughts and chances. Most effective point about this stage of lifestyle is that the sky is the restrict.
It’s possible now you decide on up a new hobby that you often wanted to do, or go back to a single that you utilised to enjoy just before lifetime took more than. Possibly you are equipped to retire early and can begin that compact business you have usually dreamed of. Probably you intend on touring to all 50 states.
I don’t forget when I was younger turning 50 was regarded “Over the Hill”. People today would toss events with black balloons and tease about sitting down in rocking chairs and bouncing grandbabies on your lap. Whilst grandbabies are great, or so I am advised, turning 50 is the furthest detail from staying Around the Hill! It is time to just take risks and test new issues, time to get back again to carrying out things just mainly because you take pleasure in them, time to chart a new program in life. Most of all, it is not a downhill slide. Except if of system you on at a waterpark enjoying existence!!
I encourage anyone that is studying this to look at out the Gateway Arts Council’s Facebook website page, see all the amazing pieces of artwork that depict “Life starts at 50” and vote for your favourite! Proceeds from this party will gain the Gateway Arts Council AND The Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County.
Do you want to commence your very own “Life starts at 50” experience? Stop down to the Middle at 304 S. West Ave., Sidney for a tour and two free visits! See all the functions and find that something new to try!
Until finally I see you at the Middle,
Have a Blessed Day,
The writer is the executive director of the Senior Heart of Sidney and Shelby County.