Turning Fifty


Tomorrow, I turn fifty.

I can’t believe I am going to be fifty. I remember the fiftieth birthdays of my parents and my gran, and thinking how old they seemed.

I feel youthful and I know that I do not look my age. For that, I am grateful. It’s the thought of actually being fifty that is troubling me.

I had no issue with becoming forty. I was looking forward to it, as this really was supposed to be ‘the year that life began’, as the saying goes. In addition to reaching a landmark age, I was getting married and qualifying into a profession I had spent many years as a mature student studying and training for. Neither the marriage nor the profession turned out as expected. A few years later I developed a serious health issue that required many operations, which has changed the course of my life. My forties, so far, had not been the happy and successful time I had anticipated.

Soon after my last major operation, my sexual reawakening began. I was 46. My alter ego, Miss Scarlet, appeared. As my confidence grew, I embarked on a series of sexual adventures, none of which proved to be anything special. That was until last year, when I met my beloved S, who has bought me so much happiness and changed my life for the better in so many ways.

I am entering this next decade with much to look forward to and I keep telling myself fifty is the new forty.


Aged forty-nine!


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45 thoughts on “Turning Fifty

  1. Mike

    Well Miss Scarlet – great photograph and what better way to celebrate! (When exactly?)

    I read somewhere, in this context too, ‘fifty is the new forty’, true but all ages are just numbers and what matters most is what is going on in your head and your life, and it seems yours is going really well at the moment.

    Thank you for the photo and you continue to relish the life you have!

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  2. It definitely is. My 50s have been the most interesting decade by far and I have has marvellous times discovering new aspects of myself.

    Health and keeping fit has become more important than I had anticipated, partly because I want to carry on doing what I am doing for as long as I can!

    Happy birthday to you and long may it continue 💋

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  3. HUGE Happy Birthday celebrations for tomorrow. I hope you have a wonderful day.

    Blurgh to aging, I hate aging. I can’t say I like being in my 40’s at all. People say 40’s is meant to be fab but mainly I just find more grey hairs, more tiredness, not enough £ to do the things I want to do, etc. I am lucky to have found a wonderful man though but if I had my way I would happily have stayed 37 forever.


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  4. lapsedcatholicwife

    I absolutely adored this and the words that accompany. I think we are living in times where age is a number, I feel far sexier and am so much more adventurous now. The importance of women is at the forefront no matter what age. Embrace it as you will certainly enjoy the coming decade.

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  5. Glorious image!

    I turned 50 in February of this year (1967 was a GOOD year) and I never regretted it. The only thing I regret is that my mom couldn’t be at my party as she was in hospital. But I don’t mind being 50. It’s wonderful and empowering and special and any kind of other positive words you can image. Being 50 now is so much different from being 50 twenty years ago. We are powerful, we are great, we are special, we are sexy. You are sexy!

    Happy Birthday! ❤

    Rebel xox

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  6. John

    Good for you. I first encountered the Miss Scarlet persona on Twitter and have followed her ever since.

    First exposure was a feminist discussion on something or other, you don’t suffer fools, but the photographs and erotic writings are scintillating

    Happy Birthday. Happy Decade. And good to see you happy and fulfilled x

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