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Languishing In Paradise

Posted on 2014.11.20 at 00:00
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There are a myriad of reasons they say life begins at 50, and I as I've already experienced many of the philosophical ones, it would stand to reason the psychological ones will come to pass. I turn 50 in five years time, and am greatly anticipating the event. Its funny, because 50 sounds old, yet feels so very young.

Outside the philosophical and psychological, in five years time my income will double, my investments will mature, and my children will have graduated high school. My bills are all already paid off, and I'll have saved enough for that Lotus - in five years time.

In five years time, I will have a little more freedom and a little more flexibility to live as similarly or dissimilarly as I desire. But what about the mean time? How do I spend the next five years in eager anticipation? What does one who's already living the dream do to sate the passing of time?

I'll tell you: I don't know.


raingirl26 at 2014-11-20 06:15 (UTC) (Link)
you poor poor man!

my friend, upon turning 50 (though you could do this in preparation), had a jubilee year where every month she did something she had either been meaning to do or wished she had already done. she invited anyone who cared to join her in each adventure. some were mundane and some were exotic.

or you could sit there and wait. that is doing something you know.
ehowton at 2014-11-20 19:11 (UTC) (Link)
I love that idea! Sadly, I've pretty much already done everything I've wanted to as far as logistics do. Except motivational speaking. Maybe I'll hit the local circuit?
raingirl26 at 2014-11-21 03:39 (UTC) (Link)
well, perhaps the local comedy circuit?
ehowton at 2014-11-21 12:45 (UTC) (Link)
I'm not funny.
raingirl26 at 2014-11-22 06:17 (UTC) (Link)
that's what you think
dawaioser at 2014-11-20 23:29 (UTC) (Link)
Hahahaha. It's it ok to say that I'm happy for you and simultaneously envious as hell. I'm about 4 years out from that age and I'm no where near the end game.
ehowton at 2014-11-20 23:54 (UTC) (Link)
Current estimates suggest I'll have to work until I'm 102, so there's that trade-off.
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