The Silvertops on tour! I laugh a lot when we are out and about on the scooter.
When we first went on holiday to Greece 37ish years ago, we hired an off-road motorbike and travelled all over the island of Corfu, wearing just shorts, T shirt and no helmet. There were scuffs and scrapes along the way but we survived. Now, in our fifties, we are wearing gloves, helmets and proper shoes for our adventures, but we are still having the same fun.
I don’t feel any different to the teenager sitting on the back of that motorbike in Palaiokastritsa. The wind in my hair, the sun on my face and the possibility of death by crappy driver around every corner. (I stopped worrying about that and live my life the best way I can every day).
We downsized and minimised our lives dramatically, so we could have time to change our lives, do something different, live somewhere new. It was worth it.
I met a wonderful guy last week. He said ‘You choose between money or time. Do I work longer into my 60’s to have more money? Or do I retire early and have more time?’
I choose time. It’s doesn’t come with a guarantee.
Sometimes I wonder if anyone is listening. Am I talking to myself? Should I continue taking photos, making content and finding new ways to support the midlife community….?
Then I receive a message like this one and it truly blows my mind. My writing and photos bring happiness and inspiration to so many women around the world. I wasn’t expecting this.
I’ve always loved being creative, but I haven’t always had the time to relax and enjoy the process.
This week I’ve learned how to use a new video editing app (which was a lot of fun) and how to build a forum on my website (which wasn’t so much fun). A lot of swearing went into the forum! I had a few ugly interface issues Yesterday but it’s working. It will get better – I promise.
I started the forum because I get so many questions, which I try my best to answer, but, I’m not an expert or don’t have personal experience to help everyone. So I’m hoping others can offer support and answer questions too.
Please head over to www.fiftysister.com/forum and help me make a difference. It’s free to subscribe. I’m going to be giving away T shirts and adding more discount codes to give a little extra back for your efforts.
I’ve been quiet this week (now you know why) but I will be back soon with more waffle and photos.
Thank you for all your lovely messages and support.