About (New Tagline)

When I turned 50, I said to myself, “This is just the beginning (of life).” I set out to do things that I have never done before–for health, for self-enrichment, and for aging gracefully. Now over a decade has passed, and I am still on this pursuit.

This blog, in fact, is already a new adventure in my life. I started it by serendipity after liking someone’s blog. Β Now that it exists, it reveals my interest in walking, reading, food and music. This is my platform to experiment with writing and photography. With this blog, I shall rant about my private thoughts that could be considered public. When I first started to blog, the tagline of my Blog was “A Metaphor on Aging Gracefully”. To me, to be doing what I can do without being defiant, or never shun away from trying by using age as an excuse is “graceful”. However, I am aware of the debate of what “aging gracefully” means and this phrase has become a clichΓ©. After a year of blogging, my Tagline now reads, “Aging with Peace of Mind” and this will not be confused with being “ostentatious” anymore.

In the meantime, I am feeling balanced with my life. I enjoy the blogging community, reading posts and sharing ideas with other bloggers. I am finding out a lot about blogging as a participant observer. Thank you for visiting and do come back again!

Copyright Policy:Β If you want to use any photos from my Blog or quote any part of the text, you may do so only with my permission by putting a link to the post and acknowledge the use of my material. It is only fair that you do not take whatever is not yours and treat it as if it were your own, because that is theft or plagiarism.

35 thoughts on “About (New Tagline)

  1. daffobelle

    I am having a tour in Australian beaches and markets through your blog! Thanks for sharing. I am following your rants now and will always read your interesting posts πŸ˜€ Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving a comment.
    Happy blogging… πŸ˜‰

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  3. Island Traveler

    You inspire me. “When I turned 50, I said to myself, β€œThis is just the beginning (of life).” Indeed life and feeling really alive happens no matter how old we get. It’s how we feel inside that matters and how we express those positive feelings into something amazing and beautiful.

    1. Opalla Post author

      I treasure life and feel blessed every day that perhaps I can make a better day for somebody or myself. I may be further on in my life’s journey than you, but I think we share the same belief. Very nice to meet you and hope to get to know you more.

  4. Mary Gilmartin

    I wanted to add another comment to your answer about Chinese being your first language, but I guess there are just a few slots for that. So, here’s what I wanted to tell you… There’s an author that I really like and I have learned a lot from reading her books. The favorite one I like, is reviewed on my Goodreads page, but, just in case the link doesn’t work, here’s what I said:”A Thousand Pieces of Gold: Growing Up Through China’s Proverbs”by Adeline Yen Mah,
    Mary Gilmartin’s review,Sep 30, 12 :…”This book gave me insight into the proverbs that the author gleaned from the writings of Sima Qian. Adeline Yen Mah’s personal reflections with the history behind this provided a window into the Chinese mind. Reference, Chapter 3: Jing Xi Zi Zhi “Respect and cherish written word”.http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/392719884

  5. My Tropical Home

    Hello OpallaOnTrails,
    Thanks for visiting my blog again. I know I have been remiss in not returning your previous visits, please forgive me. I love your attitude towards life being reflected here. I love to take walks – quite difficult to do here in the city I live in but I do manage to take them so I can understand your enjoyment of them.
    I’m following you now and I look forward to getting to know your blog and you more.
    Warmest regards,

    1. Opalla Post author

      Thanks Mary and I have done likewise. It seems that we have similar interests and I look forward to reading more from you. Opalla

  6. janna hill

    There is ‘something’ about turning fifty. It is quite liberating. You (being a decade past that) have a great perspective on aging peacefully which sounds like grace to me. πŸ™‚

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    1. Opalla Post author

      Thank you very much for your nomination! I’ll be passing it on with an acknowledgement to you as soon as I can. It’s very kind of you.

  8. RM

    ” I set out to do things that I have never done before–for health, for self-enrichment, and for aging gracefully. Now over a decade has passed, and I am still on this pursuit. = I resonate with this.

  9. Angie

    This is wonderful. Your first paragraph inspires me and makes me think of how I’m always worried about what my life would turn out to be. Thank you for dropping by my blog and leading me to yours. πŸ™‚

  10. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    Oh to feel balanced in my life…

    I’m almost 50, & at a stage of thinking “Now, what do I really want in life…” It’s encouraging to hear of someone in a good place. Having been made redundant recently (though actually, someone started in my job a week later), I’m thinking at age 47, who wants me? I’m in a very difficult place right now. But your blog: pure encouragement.

    1. Opalla Post author

      Thanks for dropping by and I am glad if my blog can be of help. One motto I live by is “never say ‘never'” and I keep learning and trying out things I have never done before. I learn a lot from other bloggers too. Blessings!

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  12. Karen

    Opalla, this is awesome the transition into your new life, hiking, blogging into the future with views, health and meeting new people. The blogging format has given me so many new friends, some I have met, others here online who I hope to run into someday. With my family living well into their 100s, I know this 2nd half is open blue skies, like you!


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