Getting Older but Still Learning


This week I'll turn 51. 
That's a little hard to comprehend but then again 
my boys are 24 and 22 and we've been married
26 years.


So my goal at 51?
I want to be more creative.


Nothing too dramatic mind you....
I'm going to really learn to use the camera that my husband gave me for last year's birthday.
Today I played with the aperture.
Tomorrow I'll have to watch the videos and read all the information again.
But hey, it's a learning curve.:)

There are amazing creative role models in blogland.

And so many more! So many more.

I find myself thinking, "I wish I could do that."
This year I'm going to work on that.


Creativity - that's my goal at 51.
And more Zumba. :)

Want to join me?

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52 comments

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Happy Birthday this week! I turned 60 last November and I am still learning!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Happy Birthday Stacey!!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Happy Birthday! I've got you beat by a couple of years and me too...trying to learn more about how to use my new camera.
Blessings,
Cindy

Susan Jeffries said...

Happy Birthday!! I have not figured my camera out either! Let me know if you find a great tutorial!! Have a blessed day! Susan

Doreen@househoneys said...

Happy birthday Stacey! Good for you for setting goals!

One of my favorite quotes is we don't stop dreaming because we get old...we get old because we stop dreaming.

The same can be said for goals!

(The best on line tutorial is 'Shoot Fly Shoot'.)

Sonia said...

Happy Birthday Stacey...my birthday is in June too and I just turned 57...shhh! Love all your photographs and I think you are already very creative. Your flowers are just beautiful and I hope you got some of the rain we were blessed with last night. Enjoy your birthday week!
Miss Bloomers

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy Birthday Stacey! Age is just a number! I am 56 and find I have more time to pursue what I want to learn and accomplish now than I ever did before. It's a great time to go for everything you never had time for before :>)

Art and Sand said...

Oh my, thanks for the shout out.

I too am working with my photography skills. I just let Steve's really good Canon do the work, but I am playing with the editing of the photos.

Good luck on your creativity goal.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm a lot older than you and still learning. I like the challenge of a new project and I NEED to be creative! Enjoy your day my friend! Hugs, Diane

Lisa said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I love that you're learning to do new things with your camera! I've been saying that too, only I haven't done it. You are good motivation for me ,;)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Happy Birthday, Stacey! You have some great goals going forward. Always remember, age is just a number! Just enjoy life!

Domestic Designer said...

Have a wonderful Birthday week! We are very close to the same age and I can tell you that the 50's are great! Your pictures look great!
Blessings!
DD

Olive said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend. I just turned 52. I also crave more creativity. I think I get that in my gardening adventures though. No zumba for me as I am in enough trouble. xo, olive

Cozy Little House said...

I'm up for it. I'm 57. Got a few years on you. The fifties are great years. For me, better than all the others.
Brenda

Deserae said...

Happy Birthday!!! I'm still trying to figure my camera out three years later!!! LOL
~Des

Kelly TalkoftheHouse said...

Well happy birthday! You do NOT look like you are in your fifties. I have you beat by a few years,and I am still trying to figure out my camera that my husband gave me for my birthday three years ago. Taking the online class by shootflyshoot helped a bunch. Your photos on this post are beautiful!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Happy Birthday!!! I got my new camera right before I started blogging and still don't know half the stuff it can do. :) Your flowers look so pretty! Don't you just love crepe myrtles this time of year?

Janet Garon said...

Happy Birthday! I have been going through some of your posts and I love your photos and your writing is very strong. Love your positive attitude!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Have a happy birthday! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Happy Birthday...51 years young! :)

I guess when we're young we'd like to believe we know everything and then we hit middle age and enjoy gathering new knowledge. Good for you with your camera!!

Jane

MaryJean Z said...

Stacey, Happy Birthday! I always wished my birthday was in the summer, but I have a winter birthday.You look great for 51! My 50s went by so fast I don't remember them! I was never one to think about my age as to what I could and couldn't do. I actually took drum lessons when I was 50. Something I always wanted to do and my sweet hubby encouraged me. Keep on dreaming and doing what you're doing!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

It's always good to set goals, and birthdays are the perfect time to focus on the future. Happy Birthday to you!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Great photos! Happy birthday!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Good for you, Stacey! I think doing and trying new things is something that keeps us young. I will be 51 in October and I'd love to do a 5K {my first} at the end of August.

Melanie said...

I'll be 51 on Friday! Happy Birthday to you dear Stacey!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I've always wanted to try Zumba!

Hey, I'm two years ahead of you. YOU can do anything! We are older AND wiser. Know what? I bought a new camera four months ago and have not even taken it out of the box. So I'm with you, sister! Get your learn on!

Happy Birthday!!!!

Kim M said...

Happy birthday my red loving friend! :) I think that you are already very creative (I love your new wreath, especially that bow!) and know that if you want to be even more creative with the camera, then you will be! I think your shots look great now, but I totally get it. I have a fabulous camera and shoot on auto 90% of the time! Shhh! I hope you do something fabulous to celebrate!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Happy, happy birthday Stacey!

Jen Ham said...

Ah...happy birthday dear Stacey! xoxo Jen

Angela Ryder said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I hope 51 brings you everything you wish for and more!~~Angela

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