50 and grateful

Well, it happened.  On Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018, I turned 50.  Whaaaat? I'm going to sound very contradictory here, but I was extremely bothered.  It's only a number.  That's what I always tell others.  Hell, that's the name of this blog! When the day actually dawned, however, I am embarrassed to say that I …

This isn’t my mirror

Sometimes I'm taken aback by my image in the mirror.  I will be feeling giddy and silly then look in the mirror and see a much older looking face than expected.  It's puzzling and sometimes startling. "There's some kind of mistake. Something is wrong with my mirror. Maybe this isn't my mirror at all." What …

Welcome, beautiful!

  Welcome to the first post for It's Only a Number!  This is a site dedicated to the beauty, challenges, concerns, and triumphs of women in their 40s and beyond.  Let's face it, as women, we face different challenges than men as we age.  Given the fast pace of today's world with daily changes in …