The moment I turned forty seven, I began the inquiry. What is Fifty? What does it mean? Who will I be and how is this possible? I turned this over and over in my head and then I did what any creative person would do and peered into the letters of FIFTY to find the acronym that would help me make sense of this and help me understand what in the heck is happening to me!
F. Forever, Finally, Fabulous. All great F Words. Good start. I. In, Inward, intense. F. More great words. Fun. Frank. Fantastic. Fortunate. T. Thankful. Terrific. Treasure. Y. Young (At about this time I'm thinking forever young might need to show up in this acronym!) Youth. Yikes. You. It only took a few twists and turns to find the true meaning of FIFTY...
FEELING INCREDIBLE FREEDOM TOWARD YOURSELF!
Seriously, did I just find that in FIFTY. Could it be a truer statement? At last after FIFTY YEARS I can at last feel a freedom toward ME! It just unravels me to sit inside these five words. It's like handing myself permission to just be me. Freedom to say and do and be exactly who I know that I am. Feeling incredible Freedom Toward Yourself is a phrase that moves me.
Freedom to express. Freedom to let go. Freedom to be true to myself. Freedom to not know. Freedom to be in the moment and embrace it. Feeling Incredible Freedom Toward Yourself is a license to be YOU and is truly what happens when we turn FIFTY. Truly, would you want to wait another day to embrace YOU!
In finding this meaning, I am also reminded of the power of words to unleash who I am as a writer and who we all are as readers. This blog is about unleashing the power of Fifty.
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