Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year, New Focus

Well, it’s another New Year! I know it’s just another day but I always look forward to the New Year and feel refreshed when it finally arrives. Maybe it’s because the holiday hustle and bustle is over . . .
Or maybe it’s because the days are getting longer again . . . Who knows? But I love having a fresh start!

Here at The Best 50 Years, I’m planning a new focus for 2011. Or maybe a re-focus is more accurate. Actually, now that I think about it, I’m simply going back to my original focus. Let me explain.

Back when I started this blog, I did have a purpose - to help and encourage folks to live better, fuller lives. Turning 50 was an interesting experience for me. I realized that I could very well have another 50 years of living - I was stepping into the second half of my life! WOW! Now take that concept one step further. I’ve always believed your real life doesn’t start until you’re an adult, so let’s say 20 to make the math easy. Well, that means at 50, you’ve only burned through 30 years. Think of all you’ve done during that time . . . And now you still have more than that much time left? WOW again!

Out with the Old
Over the month of January, I’ll be looking at the content posted here. I doubt I’ll actually remove anything, but I might. More likely, I’ll clean up my categories to make things easier to find. I might also work on the format some, although I’m pretty happy with it as is. Anyway, if anyone has suggestions or tips, please let me know!

One of the things you won’t see here again are sponsored posts. I did several during 2010 and have decided they don’t fit here. There were a couple that fit my purpose, such as the one on vision correction to eliminate the need for reading glasses, but most were neutral. So, out with the old and . . .

In with the New
Future content will be tightly (ok, loosely) focused on helping YOU live a better, fuller life starting right now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. NOW. And from where you are right now, wherever that may be.

And age doesn’t matter. Yes, I’m coming from a 50+ perspective and am in what I like to call "The Second Half." If you’re not here yet, great! You can still have the best 50 years. In fact, you’re probably more likely to have another 50, so think about what you’d like to do with all that time. It really is true that life is what we make it and the best years are yet to come. So start now, today - a New Year awaits! And if you’re reading this at some later date? Start now, today. (Good advice doesn’t expire, you know.)

In Closing
Help me out here, ok? My adult-onset ADD may get the better of me and I might get off track. If I seem to be veering too far off in some other direction, please let me know. And if you have any tips for better living or topics you’d like to see covered, please let me know that too.


  1. I like your ideas for 2011. Happy New Year!

  2. Nice to see you again, Victoria - please stop by often and help keep me on track:) Have a wonderful 2011!

  3. Hey Crystal,

    I can't even imagine! I'm only 20 right now with a few months away from 21 (I'll be celebrating my birthday in March). And to think that I have so many more years ahead of me - it's amazing. I already feel like I've come a long way - I can't even imagine how I'd feel at 50.

    Humans definitely can live incredibly long lives. :)

    But I agree - the time is NOW to take action!

    Speaking of which, I'll be watching you Crystal! >: ) If I find that you've published another sponsored post, you'll be in big trouble missy!

    But, jokes aside, I'll be here to keep you on track. :)


  4. Thanks, Christina - I appreciate you looking out for me! Yes, you do have your WHOLE life ahead - isn't that exciting? And once you live another 50 years, you could very well have 20-30 more. Especially at your age, the best years are definitely yet to come:)

  5. Crystal, I won't be able to keep you on track. It will be the blind leading the blind. I can't seem to keep myself on track. :)

  6. After everything you've done for me already, Felicia, you're excused:)