Last summer I turned 50 and I have really noticed that at this age my tolerance level has begun to drop...not in general, but related to how I spend my time and how I want to live my life. Typically I want to spend my time in my studio or with my family...no more obsessive housekeeping to make sure everything is perfect (I was always so ashamed of dust bunnies....not so much anymore), making all of our food from scratch, regimented spring and fall cleaning, regular bleaching and folding and ironing...not so concerned about any of that any more. I want to spend less time doing things that I felt was necessary. Now I have a simpler wardrobe and am not concerned about whether my outfits have shown up in photos many times before but rather more about whether I am comfortable and like what I wear. I feel like I'm doing more for myself, which is very new to me. And I feel so much less obligation. My family is happy, and I still love my home, in spite of the dust bunnies.