What do you mean I'm not Middle Aged anymore?!?

A few days ago, it dawned on me that I am no longer middle aged.  Unless I live to 110.  Which I would gladly accept if not for the early degenerative arthritis I've had since I was 30 something.  Seriously though, I'm not middle aged?  I've passed from that category of life into what?  Senior citizen?  Nope.  I'm too young for the senior discounts.  Sigh.

So what am I?  Do we need a new acronym to describe 50-60 somethings?  I certainly don't see them as old people anymore (although I did when I was in my 20's and 30's).  50 and fabulous sounds good, but I don't feel fabulous!  

I know baby boomer is an all encompassing term for people my age and over now, but most of the baby boomers are old people now.  Except my generation of boomers.  Since boomerhood encompassed a 20 year span, there are lots of us in the younger boomer age group now.    

We had a cool session at Blogher '11 in San Diego called "boomer bloggers" but my heart took a minor tumble when I saw the tv outside the meeting room with the class name:  Elder Bloggers.  What do you mean Elder?  I know it was a mistake but still!  I'm 54!!  Almost 55! Is that "elder"?

When did I grow up?   Maybe I'm a Blooming Boomer?

 

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