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I’ve reached my mid-fifties, yet sometimes feel I’m still figuring out life. I know I believe in the values of sincerity rather than superficiality, warmth rather than coolness, and humility rather than grandiosity. A former lifestyle magazine editor, I’ve always loved creating a little bit of make-believe, whether that’s through the medium of designing a page, painting a picture, taking a photograph, styling my home, or writing. I blog about life as a fifty-something woman, at