The book I'm starting tonight is "Me & Emma" by Elizabeth Flock. I believe it came out in 2006, but it was recommended to me recently by a good friend.
At age 50, two years ago, I started saying "no" to a lot of things that I used to say "yes" to out of a feeling of obligation, guilt, not wanting to hurt someone's feelings, what have you. I have thankfully learned that I don't have to do anything I don't want to do. Don't get me wrong, if it's something I need to do for any of my family or a loved one, and somebody really needs my help, I will do whatever I can. But these charity, volunteer things, I can pick and choose to do, or not do, whatever I want.
I love being 52, I truly do! Such a liberation. For any woman under 50 and dreading the thought of aging, DON'T. Stay healthy and age gracefully. Life gets better. We should be proud of each and every wrinkle, sag and bag, not ashamed of them. We've earned them.