Carole Radziwill has no issue with getting older. Now in her early fifties, The Real Housewives of New York City writer has never felt more comfortable than she does right now. "Everything is really great about getting older," she recently told People. "You're smarter, wiser, funnier, you don't take any crap, in a good way."
At 52, Carole shared that she feels more at ease now than she did at any other stage in her life. "I was never good at being my age. I always kind of wanted to be older so now that I am, I feel like, oh I'm finally that age that I wanted to be," she said. "I expected to look older, I don't know what I expected, to be more mature or something. But again, I wasn't good at being 20 and I'm really not good at being 50. I'm sort of like Benjamin Button; I'm in some ways regressing a little but it's okay. Because you can do that if you're aware of it."
These days, Carole says she feels "empowered" and says that she looks at the world a little differently at the world a little differently since turning the big 5-0. "When I think of turning 50, what surprised me was that I still had incredible curiosity about life and the world. For me, my 20's – the whole world was ahead of you, you're curious about everything ... And when I turned 50, I felt for the first time in a long time, this curiosity again," she said. "I can do anything, I know myself better, and I have the confidence. There's all this hard work behind me."
Honestly, Sally O'Malley couldn't have summed it up any better.
Check out Carole in her prime every Wednesday at 9/8c on RHONY. Check out a preview of this week's episode, below.