A couple of days ago my Active Rain odometer turned 50K. It was actually pretty exciting. I knew it was getting close. I was so engrossed in reading one of my fave writers here on the Rain (Jason Sardi who wrote a 31stBirthday MeMe that was absolutely outstanding) that I nearly missed the monumental turn of the wheel. Jason's article was so Jason. He opened a new window to his soul and I devoured every syllable.
That's how it is here in the Rain. Just jump in, start reading, and you just never know what great wisdom or folly you'll find waiting.As I turned fifty in the Rain, I got to thinking about the number fifty and how it seems to have special importance in many areas of our lives.
- A fiftieth wedding anniversary is so important we call it Golden.
- In math Fiftyis the smallest number that can be written as the sum of two squares. For you math buffs here's how it's written ; 50 = 12 + 72 = 52 + 52. Or, if you want to get really fancy, it's also the sum of three squares, 50 = 32 + 42 + 52.
- In science - 50 is the atomic number of tin.
- In religion - 50 years is the jubilee period.
- In music - Paul Simon wrote and sang about 50 ways to leave your lover.
In so many ways 50 is a sign of some form of accomplishment. It's neither an ending nor a beginning---it's somewhere in between. And that's just fine with me. No longer just beginning here on Active Rain, but nowhere near finished. There's so much more to learn from my wonderful "dashboard" buddies (which will be at 50 in no time) like:
|Bob's Blog about Frederick MD Real Estate Bob Carney, Frederick MD Real Estate - Frederick, MD |
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|Joe's Burbank Real Estate Spotlight Joe Zapata - Your Burbank Real Estate Expert - Burbank, CA |
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|Kansas City New Homes BlogDavid L. Britt, MBA - Olathe, KS |
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|Denver Real Estate & Relocation Kristal Kraft ~ Denver Real Estate - Denver, CO |
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|William's BlogWilliam Johnson GRI CRS e-PRO - San Diego, CA |
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|"WooHoo Sally's" Mililani Hawaii Real Estate Blog!Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman (RA) Mililani Real Estate - Mililani, HI |
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|Carlsbad Homes and Real Estate Tidbits >> Carlsbad REALTOR Speaks OutJeff Dowler - Carlsbad, CA |
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|Galel's BlogGalel Fajardo, CMPSTM - Newport Beach, CA |
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|Mortgage Knowledge at its BEST!!!! (Jeff Belonger)Jeff Belonger -- The FHA Expert.com - Cherry Hill, NJ |
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|Richard Dolbeare (RA) BlogRichard Dolbeare - Koloa, HI |
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|The Official ActiveRain BlogActiveRain Real Estate Network - Bellevue, WA |
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|Laurie's Long Beach CA Real Estate Blog Laurie Manny ~ Long Beach Real Estate - Long Beach, CA |
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|Steven L. Smith's BlogSteven L. Smith, Bellingham, Wa. Home Inspections - Bellingham, WA |
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|B. Jason 's BlogB. Jason Perry - San Juan Capistrano, CA |
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|Miami Redlands Real Estate ThoughtsMaggie Dokic | Miami Real Estate Broker-Associate - Miami, FL |
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|Tisza's BlogTisza Major-Posner - Claremont, CA |
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|Linda's Southeastern CT Real Estate Blog Linda Davis - Gales Ferry, CT |
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|Florida- Midori -Real Estate TrainingMidori Miller - Daytona Beach, FL |
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|Burbank Real Estate BlogAna Connell--Burbank Real Estate Specialist - Burbank, CA |
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|Kaye's Beach Cities Real Estate Info Kaye Thomas... Manhattan Beach CA/ e-PRO - Manhattan Beach, CA |
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|The Real ViewRoberta Murphy - San Diego, CA |
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|In The Trenches...Chris Prescott Real Estate Agent & Business Coach - Edina, MN |
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|Ron's BlogRon Pickett, UMB - Santa Ana, CA |
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|Santa Clarita Real Estate News and Updates Linda Slocum, Santa Clarita Realtor - Santa Clarita, CA |
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So many more experiences to share. So many more opportunities that will be presented because of AR.
Wow---50 already? And so much more ahead!
Marlene Bridges, REALTOR® 800 777-1775
SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist®
CRS-Certified Residential Specialist®
President - Laguna Hills/Laguna Woods Chamber of Commerce
Marlene is a highly experienced South Orange County CA REALTOR® specializing in residential Real Estate and the sale of Homes and Condos in South Orange County, California and Saddleback Valley cities of: Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Forest, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo.