Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Eve of The Half Century

It's the eve of my 50th birthday and I've been sentimental all day today.  There's no doubt that I would rather be 50 years old than 30 years old.  Although admittedly, I do miss my Size 2 figure and my ability to remember why I walked into a room.   

I honestly thought that by the time I was 50 years old, I'd be the CEO of IBM by now.  I was destined to be a top level executive and be far too busy for children. 

Ha.  Was I wrong!

Strange how things work out.  I couldn't be happier as a mother and running an animal rescue organization.  It's true that my 50 years in this world has taught me that just because somebody is an animal rescuer doesn't mean they are nice.  I've met some really nasty, crappy people in this business.  It doesn't seem fair to me, but it never does.  I've stopped getting my feelings hurt and I'll stick with people who love, care and support me.  The animal rescuers who are unsupportive and nasty?  They'll get theirs in the end - they always do.  Fifty years of experience tells me that.

I've been telling people that I was 50 years old since I was 47.  That way when I REALLY became 50 years old I wouldn't have some meltdown like I did when I was 40.  I'm definitely not going to have a meltdown this time.   The one thing that being 50 has taught me....it doesn't do any good to piss and moan over being a year older.  It comes anyway.

I hope I can have this life for another 50 years.  Finding out that ol' Davey Jones died today of a heart attack at the age of 66 tells me that I need to really enjoy today.  I'm ready to barrel into the next half of my century rescuing more cats, loving my husband, my family, friends and life. 

It's all good.  Really - it is.  :)

14 comments:

Debbie said...

THAT A GIRL!!!!!!!
enjoy YOUR DAY!!!!!!
xo....

~*Connie*~ said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Deb said...

"Happy Birthday, Beth" Been there...50 is good. I hope you do rescue cats for another 50 years. Deb

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Tina said...

Go Beth! Wishing you a fabulous birthday celebration! I agree....life is too short to be wasted on nasty people. They just want you to join in their misery. I look forward to the day I can leave the corporate world and rescue kitties full-time. You are my inspiration. Success is doing what you love and loving what you do. Cheers to another wonderful 50 years!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy almost-birthday, Beth! I'll be 48 in a month and a half and I think, OMG, I'm almost fifty. If I live to see it, I hope I fully enjoy it and don't have a meltdown. LOL.

Here's to you, and to celebrating in style!

And here's to another 50 years...or darn close to it, as long as you are healthy and happy!

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday Beth! Hope you have a wonderful day.

Many happy returns, from Jackie & Kitty x
(..over the water!)

Yidchick said...

Hope you have a a purrrfect birthday!

Emsworth Girl said...

Happy Birthday Miss Beth,
hope it purrfect!!

I thought u where only 47!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Birthday! Ah, 50 was nice...considering the alternative, every birthday is good.

Caroline said...

Happy Birthday Beth! I wish I looked as good now at 34 as you do at 50. You're a yummy mummy with the brains! Enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday!!!

Lorelei said...

Happy Birthday Beth!!
When my grandmother turned 50, my grandfather told her it was all downhill from there. She snapped back "I'm going to back down the hill looking up!" I have no doubt you'll do the same. Hope it's a great day!

Anonymous said...

Doc Zone on CBC news Channel is about cat over population problem. Usually worth watching these documentaries.