As I sit in meeting after meeting (eyes glazed over sometimes), I hear the word legacy used over and over again, in terms of replacing legacy systems, legacy practices, legacy this and that!
The first thing that comes to my mind when I hear this word is this word : replacing the OLD!
Have I been around so long that things that I thought were practical have now become legacy!!!
But the fact is NEW is here and everything else is LEGACY!
The thought even magnified this morning as I pulled a Bob Mackie dress out of my closet that I bought in the 80's (yes believe it or not). Its a great sheath dress, timelines, beautifully made and cost me a good $ back in the day. Its silk, lined and just slides over my body.
But that too is legacy, (or is it vintage) .. who the hell knows!!!
My mind races to try to grasp what will my legacy be and do I really care or not if I even have one!
When I was 20, I wondered what it would be like at 40.
Now that I am in my 50's, I wonder if I even want to experience my 80's.
I am sick of people saying things like Oh.. the 50's are the new 40's.
NO THEY ARE NOT!!!
50 is 50.
My bones didn't creek like they do now when I was in my 40's.
My wrinkles didn't need to be Spackled like they did in my 40's.
And good lord knows I didn't need to color my hair as often!
So NO, the 50's are not the new 40's.
I do know one thing for sure, despite being in the second half of my life, I would not have changed a thing in the first half..
That was Legacy GOLD!!