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Yesterday wasn’t the only holiday to be celebrated. I have hit the big 50, in posts that is. Umm hmm, yes I did and I do believe a celebration is in order.  Fifty…50…The Big 5 0… Fiddy…Five-O… and L (This is the Roman Numeral for 50, for those number impaired folks like myself.) It doesn’t matter how you say it, it’s grand in its own right.

I celebrated by taking a trip all the way back to my first post to check out where I was and how far I’ve come. Just as I was getting the balloons & confetti, I realized that my first, Uno or #1 post was published on 3/4/2012, which just happens to be 4 months to the day of #50…hmm, that’s interesting. The plot thickens…

I dug a little further only to notice something else that peaked my interest. Now, brace yourselves, the only person to “like” my first post was…DRUM ROLL PLEASE….Miss Four Eyes! Let me just say …. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa that’s freaking spooky! Can you say…goosebumps?

What does this all mean? Should I be looking for a secret message in all these 4’s? Is this a coincidence or is it something more?  My curious nature demands answers, so I went to my best source, the keeper of secrets…yes, the Yoda of the cyber world…GOOGLE. Within seconds I found some answers that were interesting to say the least. In the pre-Google world this investigation would have taken days.

People under the influence of the 4 need to find ways to express their knowledge and wisdom. 

Four: The symbolic meaning of number Four deals with stability and invokes the grounded nature of all things. Consider the four seasons, four directions, four elements all these amazingly powerful essences wrapped up in the nice square package of Four. Fours represent solidity, calmness, and home. A recurrence of Four in your life may signify the need to get back to your roots, center yourself, or even “plant” yourself. Fours also indicate a need for persistence and endurance.

Considering all the changes I’ve experienced over the past 4 months, I would have to conclude that this is not a coincidence….it’s a message that has been recognized. I’m having a moment here people.

Let’s narrow this down shall we. Expression of knowledge and wisdom would certainly represent the birth of Life With The Top Down, which just happens to also be chock full of work and productivity. The references to seasons, direction and elements certainly resonates with the metamorphosis, not just within myself, but within my family. Everyone is growing all at once.

Planting roots, looking for roots, finding or planting myself all add up to something fairly new in my life…Enjoying the Ride! 

29 responses

  1. I was hearing the theme to Twilight Zone while reading your post… wooow! Congratulations on your 50th post! Well done. This was a fun post to read, now, off to finish packing up and get going, although, I would much rather just sit with another iced coffee and do nothing. Thanks for the post!

  2. Fifty! Wow. Good for you, Tops! Congrats.

  3. Michelle Gillies | Reply


  4. Congrats on your 50th! Love your new header!

    1. Me too…thanks to a genius blogger who guided me in the right direction.

      1. Hahaha! I wouldn’t say genius….have a great day today!

  5. Congrats! I look forward to each blog. Always so fun and interesting!

  6. Happy 50th post! Can’t wait for more!
    4 happens to be my favorite number!

  7. Congrats on making it to 50!!! You are doing great work! Keep it up!!!!

  8. Wow! Fifty, it is sounding great. You have achieved a lot with in such short period in this blogging word. Great work. I hope and wish blogging is going to give you lots more reasons to celebrate. 🙂

    1. Thank you…I certainly hope so.

  9. free penny press | Reply

    High Five for the Big Five-Oh post.. so in honor of your big day have a little celebratory music:

    1. Hahahahahahahaha! Thank you!

  10. A very happy belated birthday!!! There is bound to be something to that… ‘4’-sure! *swami music playing*

  11. Congrats on the BIG 5-0!! Quite an accomplishment, my friend.

  12. Congrats, am very happy for you. I know how exciting blog life can be and how it nurtures our fragile beings. I love the number 4 recap. You always educate in some fashion something I sure hope you continue to you. Again, it’s a great milestone.

  13. 50 Posts… You’ve been around the block here. Congratulations!

  14. Congrats… and on the new photo at the top… it fits you. I’ll go read your first post to help celebrate.

  15. Congratulations from your sister born on November 4!

    1. Which will be 4 months from July 4 and hopefully the 104th post…freaking creepy!

  16. Congrats on your 50th Lisa. *sniff* I’m so proud of you.
    Oh, just so you know, your sis and I both have the same birthday….but here’s the really creepy part…..I’ll be 50 this year! (Cue the creepy music please!)
    The new header looks great! Have you also changed the template of your blog? I haven’t had my first coffee yet so it might just be me but…..something looks different here. GOOD different!

    1. OMG! Creepier…she’ll be 50!!!

      1. Okay, so let’s figure this out…..she was born in 62 as well so….. if you take 6 and subtract 2…. that leaves 4!!! This is an OMEN! Maybe I should go back to bed….I can’t handle all this creepiness! How do you survive it all woman?

      2. Seriously! It’s freaking endless. Another 4 was my highest views was on June 4. Lisa has 4 letters…Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

      3. OMG! I’m in bed with my laptop…..I’m gonna stay here until this “4” day is over.
        You wrote your reply at 11:04 YOUR time, but it’s 7:04 MY time……11 minus 7 is……4!
        Hide your kids! They’re coming!

  17. Not sure at what number I came in at, but have loved all your posts since and the ability to share the journey with you even in this small way. Here’s to continuing to rock it for the Next 50, 100,150….

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