Yes it’s true, I’m fifty years old and I like rap music! But I also like top forty, rock, classical and country. I like it all. Although at times my thirteen-year-old daughter is horrified that I am singing the words to a song whenever we are riding in the car with her friends. Which is kinda funny because when we are alone and singing together it doesn’t seem to bother her. MUCH. However this is not just about music, it’s about being open minded and aware of what’s new and trending. Do you remember being young and arguing with your mother about buying you the latest shoes on the market and the look of horror on her face as she paid for them? Been there done that and then I remember a similar situation with my mother. It makes me laugh a little to know it has come full circle. Almost like a punishment you know? I would say being fifty with a teenager at home has helped me become more aware of what’s the latest in fashion, music, technology and so much more that I wouldn’t have known about otherwise.
Now I’m not saying if you are fifty that it is ok to wear a dress that’s up to your ass. Some of the shorter dresses do look good on younger women though and I can admit it. There are many variations to every fashion trend, so pick the one that suits you. But please don’t be that person that is still wearing the shoes your mother bought for you.
So it leads me to ask: At what age do we stop opening our minds to new possibilities? I say NEVER. Being open minded about life in general can be exhilarating. Don’t be so quick to judge things harshly just because you are set in your ways and/or feeling like it’s going against the grain of what was popular when you were younger. By opening myself up to all possibilities, my age eludes me and it just makes life more enjoyable. So yes I do like rap music and on occasion I like to go out dancing at clubs and eat breakfast at 2am. It’s fun. I don’t rebound from it as quickly as I use to but it doesn’t deter me from doing it again.
Being open minded does have some drawbacks because sometimes I have to stop myself from buying the shoes that would really look better on my daughter. Doesn’t mean that I can’t buy them for her and admire them from afar (or try them on when she isn’t at home!).