10 Signs that You’re Rocking Middle Age

You can even marry the love of your life at 50!
My husband and me on our midlife wedding day. April 2014

I’m not the biggest fan of these list-type posts, “20 things this … 50 things that, blah blah …” But I realize they make it easier to catch an online reader’s attention.

Disclaimer number two is that I believe there are way too many posts out there about the nasty signs of being 40, 50 and beyond.

Thirdly, not every single thing about being middle aged sucks. I tell you, I can think of far worse times, such as adolescence. In comparison, midlife is but a walk in the park and a fun one at that.

So instead of drafting a post about how my memory is failing (it hit an all-time low after each of my two pregnancies), the horror and embarrassment of a colonoscopy (I have fond memories of the effects of anesthesia), or how sleep eludes me (I was always a night owl anyway), I will sing some of the praises of being fifty:

Also Read: Why Fifty is the New Fifty

Signs that you’re rocking middle age

1.- You don’t waste a minute of your time. You can’t. You won’t. You kick ass and you do it with a vengeance.

2.- For the most part you don’t give a damn about what others think of you. Peer pressure … What’s that?

3.- You’ve found your style, and you stand by it, no matter what. Trends come and go, but you know what works for you.

4.- You may not know where you’re going but you sure know where you’ve been.

5.- You’re the youngest of your older friends and the wisest of your younger pals.

6.- You’re at the perfect age to reinvent yourself.

7.- In this day and age you may not be an empty-nester for another ten years, maybe longer.

8.- If you’re single, you could still meet the love of your life.

9.- You can flash your AARP card and get unexpected discounts at stores.

10.- You’re still alive. Enough said.

And please, do share at least one good thing about being middle-aged below. It’s kind of a drag to always hear about the downside. If you think about it, every decade has its highs and lows.

What is the biggest perk of being your age?

Lorraine C. Ladish

Bilingual and bicultural Spanish-American editor, writer, speaker, influencer, yoga teacher (RYT500) wife and mom. Founder of Viva Fifty! Published author of 18 books. Her most recent book Your Best Age was released by HarperCollins in September of 2017.


  • Reply May 2, 2014

    Nelie Lebrón Robles

    You have a really great hair color and you don’t have to pay for the natural highlights 🙂

  • Reply May 1, 2014


    You k now sooooo much, yet you let other’s experience life for themselves….its empowering to have been where others are at!

    • Lorraine C. Ladish

      Thank you SO Much for stating one positive aspect of being in midlife! It’s so refreshing!

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