I aim to explore with humour how to be fabulous and fit after fifty I am now half way through my fifties and I hope that I can learn how to face the Autumn of my life with humour and determination to stay fit.
For anyone younger than fifty, most of what I'm going to post about is really relevant to any age it's really just about staying healthy and happy throughout life.
Before my post begins I would like to give you another "A" word, Arlee Bird the godfather of blogging and the wizard behind this A-Z Challenge. I want to thank him for the idea and for all the organisation that goes on behind this.Thanks Arlee.
When we are young and finding our way through life we are always asked the question,"What do you want to be when you grow up?" The question encourages us to think about what we want to do with our lives and nurtures ambition. We are encouraged by our parents to be ambitious.
As we get older we may achieve our ambitions whether it be the job we want, the boy we want to marry or how many children we have. What happens when you no longer are expected to have any ambition and society thinks you're past it? Can you still have them?
Having ambitions keeps you young, it gives you a focus and something to aim for.
A blogger friend, Jo Carroll who I greatly admire always wanted to travel, and as she missed out on her planned gap year when she was younger she decided to have one when she retired. She has visited many places such as Nepal and Laos, back packing and staying with local people, sometimes having scary moments with tigers but surviving to write two books on her travels. Jo has achieved her ambitions later in life but I'm sure she still has a few more up her sleeve.
Jo blogs at Jo Carroll,writer and traveller.
Most of us are not as adventurous as Jo but that doesn't matter,we are all different. It might be as simple as reading a book, learning a new skill or going swimming once a week, if it's something you aim for and want to do it's an ambition.
Many people have achieved long held ambitions later in life,published their first book,ran a marathon,brought out a hit record,the list is endless.
Mine at the moment is to get through this challenge and maybe one day write a book, you're never too old to have ambition and it keeps your mind young and alert.
Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.