So this is 50 (St. Petersburg Times-LifeTimes)

10 Tampa Bay area women reflect on life at 50 — and beyond

By Mimi Andelman, LifeTimes Editor

& Bob Andelman, Special to the Times

St. Petersburg Times

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Beverly Mitlin, 81, left, volunteers in the family waiting room at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. At right is volunteer Evelyn McArthur.
Beverly Mitlin, 81, left, volunteers in the family waiting room at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. At right is volunteer Evelyn McArthur.
[LARA CERRI | Times]

Turning 50? Welcome to middle age. It’s not necessarily a milestone that a woman — or a man — greets without some angst.

For women, it can be an especially annoying occasion, crepe-papered in black by societal expectations, hard-wiring or just stereotype.

But mostly, it’s time to stop and assess. Where have I been? Where am I going? Who am I right now?

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