My eyes don't seem too clear
I'm not sure what I hear
It seems I'm going dear
Over the hill
I've got 50 years behind me on the 24th (dutch time) It went fast and a lot has happened. One of the biggest things I did in my half a century was having children and moving to New Zealand. Both great choices and both hard work. I was a full time, part time mum for a long time and since a couple of years I slowly got back into nearly full time work. I enjoy it and feel that I am doing more things than ever before. I know now what I like, what I want and don't want and feel good being myself. That has been different in the past. When I was young I was very shy and just cruising. I had no idea where I was going for a long time.
I think back to the time when my parents became 50 and I thought they were extremely old. We also made a Abraham and Sarah for my parents. In Holland they make a big doll (with a jacket or dress stuffed up with hay and they use often a mask for a face) and place it in the front of the house so that everyone can see that you've seen Sarah (or Abraham in case you're a man). Which means that you've become 50. The Sarah tradition in the Netherlands honors a woman gaining wisdom through experience and is a major birthday. I won't celebrate it big time. We go out for dinner with the family and in the weekend some friends come over. I also planned some fun events in the coming months. Watch this space.