Turning 50!


What does it mean to turn 50?

I know I’m not alone when I look back at the difference of 50 when I was young (my grandmother in her housecoat), to today’s version of 50. That Golden Girls meme is popular for a reason!

I’m taking a walk down the pop culture memory lane with reflections from 1972, the year I showed up in the world.

Top Music (albums back in the day!)

  • Stevie Wonder’s Talking Book

  • David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust

  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack was a top single

  • American Pie by Don McLean was too

  • What we watched on TV:

  • All in the Family

  • Sanford and Son

  • M*A*S*H debuted this year

  • The Equal Rights Amendment showed up again (after first being proposed in 1923!) and it’s still waiting to be ratified. Hear the fascinating history to all of this.

    A consumer-based world was beginning, and it framed my experiences growing up.

    I didn’t set out with a big plan for reflection, but as I did, I enjoyed looking back at life and how things have changed.

    What kept coming up was the concept of commitment. I’m breaking down what that means to me.

    In thinking about people from the past, the phrase a reason, a season and a lifetime resonates with me. Looking at relationships this way means you can always be open to new connections and be open to growing into who you want to become.

    My commitments at 50 are my family, my work, my spirituality, and personal growth. We are at our best when we are purely being ourselves and letting our unique voice come through.

    Keep sharing your story!