Once again, I am excited to introduce another guest to my series:
Amazing over 50’s
I am inviting and featuring ‘Mid-lifers’ who are enjoying life over 50 and who are happy to shout out about great health, fitness, lifestyles, work or their achievements etc, but more importantly who are embracing this time of their lives with pride and open arms.
This month I’m happy to introduce Georgia Rose as my next guest on the ‘Amazing Over 50’s’ series. Georgia is a published author having written five mysterious and romantic novels with many more to follow, I’m sure.
Welcome to Loving the fifty something and to the Amazing over 50’s series.
Georgia, can I ask you to tell us a little about yourself?
You certainly can Sam, thank you for inviting me to be on your lovely blog. For the purposes of this post I am Georgia (not my real name), I’m 54 and I live in a lovely village in Cambridgeshire, England, these two facts are totally true. I’m self-employed. By day I manage the businesses and bookkeeping for several clients under my real name, and by night I write novels as Georgia Rose. The nights are always considerably more exciting!
I write mysterious and romantic adventure stories for adults. My books are set in the countryside, as am I, and most feature horses, which have always played a major part of my life, as well as the occasional dog or cat.
One of the most thrilling things for me at the moment is that I am now a grandma, a Nana actually, to a beautiful six-month old boy called Oliver. He has captivated me in a way I never expected, as I’m not particularly maternal, but I love every moment I get to spend with him, which is just as well as in a few months’ time I will be helping out with childcare by having him for one day a week.
Do you remember what turning 50 meant to you and how you feel now in relation?
I don’t remember being particularly worried about it (although my memory is notoriously unreliable) but then I am fairly practical and feel you just have to get on with stuff. However,
weirdly, my thoughts did start to dwell on death quite a bit, which was odd and I find if I hear of anyone dying, particularly if they are young (like around my age, which I still consider to be quite young) I want to know what they died of. You know, in case it’s something I should look out for. Far from making me depressed though these thoughts make me want to make the most of every moment.
Anyway, despite my slight preoccupation with death, which I’m sure is perfectly natural, I don’t think too much has changed since turning 50. Although I find I do veer between being quite annoyed at how invisible I have become one moment and then really relishing how invisible I am another. I am nothing if not changeable!
I do feel generally more confident now and as I hate to waste time tend to say what I think, hopefully without being unkind, as I can’t be doing with pussy-footing around anymore.
Is staying fit and healthy important to you? If so, how do you stay fit and healthy?
Yes, it is, I like to feel strong and capable so that should I find myself in trouble or in any sort of undesirable situation I would be able to get myself out of it. This is probably why the heroines of my stories are like they are!
When I was younger I never realized just how fit I was and rather took it for granted assuming that was just the norm. Once I’d had my children however, I was shocked to discover just how out of condition I was and ever since then I’ve been fighting to get back to my former fitness. That particular ship has sailed but I still do what I can. I walk our dog a couple of times a day and I do a work out DVD in the privacy of my own bedroom.
I work from home which, as I mentioned, is in a village, and one of the downsides of that is that it feels like quite a drag to drive to a gym or pool and if I relied on me doing that I probably wouldn’t go that often. As it is with a DVD I can fit a session into my day quite easily. I do this a minimum of twice a week and often up to five times. It also has the benefit of being free, once you have the DVD’s of course.
I have worked out to a variety of these in the past and I admit they used to be more aerobic than they are now. I’m currently doing the Misty Tripoli dance ones which seem to work every part of your body and make my joints feel much more flexible as well as doing a good job of toning and strengthening.
What are the things you are most proud of achieving after turning 50?
Publishing my books and the books of others. I started writing seriously when I was 46 and I’ve written and published 5 novels since then, with more on the way.
I then started running a few local workshops to teach others how to independently publish their books. Through that I’ve actually ended up producing books for other authors and I find that very satisfying as none of them ever expected to one day be holding their own book in their hand and I like being able to do that for people.
Writing and publishing five novels is definitely a big achievement to be proud of, Georgia! Are there any messages or advice you’d like to give to people who are about to turn 50?
Yes. Don’t worry about getting older because the alternative is a bit pants. I lost a friend when he was just 33 and that was a wakeup call that made me realise that not everyone has the luxury of ageing so you should do your best to make the most of the time you have been given and not worry about the passing years.
And do some exercise. The saying is true, if you don’t use it you are going to lose it, and as you get older it’s not as easy to get it back! If I’m ill for a week, for instance, and don’t exercise I seriously notice it when I get back to it so keep it up, a little every day, you don’t need to go crazy.
Thank you for hosting me on your blog, Sam, it’s been wonderful to visit you here.
Thank you Georgia, for being another wonderful guest and have a great time with your grandson.
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The Grayson Trilogy – a series of mysterious and romantic adventure stories – is made up of A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water is available as a box set here or A Single Step is free to download from the retailer of your choice here:
The Ross Duology made up of Parallel Lies and Loving Vengeance are more crime thrillers with an overlay of romance and are my latest books out. Both are available as audio books too.
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