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Cindy Crawford, Rhapsody

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UPDATE: Cindy Crawford is speaking out and making it clear she's not 100 percent saying goodbye to modeling.

"Every year, I tell my kids I'm retiring. It's a running joke in our family. And yet every year, opportunities pop up that really excite me," she shared on Instagram Monday afternoon. "While it's true that I'm eager to shift my focus a bit to concentrate on my businesses, friends and family — I'm not making any final statements (not all headlines tell the whole story!). I have loved being part of the fashion industry for the past 30 years—and if that time has taught me anything, it's this: never say never. Thanks for all the support, I'm so excited for what 2016 holds! xo Cindy"

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Cindy Crawford may be ready to say goodbye to modeling.

As the supermodel eagerly waits to turn 50 in February, Rande Gerber's leading lady is looking back at her career and suggesting to readers that retirement may be quickly approaching.

"I feel like I'm allowing that to have been great, and I'm celebrating it. And I'm sure I'll have my picture taken for 10 more years, but not as a model anymore. And that's OK," she said in the February issue of United Airlines' Rhapsody magazine. "I've done it. I've worked with all these incredible photographers. What else do I need to do?"

She continued, "I can't keep reinventing myself. I shouldn't have to keep proving myself. I don't want to."

Cindy Crawford, Rhapsody

Yu Tsai/Rhapsody Magazine

For the past several months, Cindy has been hard at work supporting her book Becoming Cindy Crawford. In her latest interview, she admits the work was a way to bid farewell to her days as a model.

"Maybe not say goodbye," she explained, "but move on."

Today, Cindy is loving every moment with her children Kaia Gerber, 14, and Presley Gerber, 16. In fact, her daughter has already scored some impressive modeling gigs proving the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Cindy Crawford, Rhapsody

Yu Tsai/Rhapsody Magazine

"They are all taking pictures of themselves, or having their friends take pictures for their social media," Cindy explained. "Kaia would be modeling even if she weren't modeling. All the girls are modeling. They are not dependent only on how a photographer sees them. They have a direct relationship with their fans."

And looking back, Cindy doesn't regret her career. In fact, she claims that she was just following her passions.

"I was like, I love my job, but am I really that superficial that I just love getting my hair and makeup done and looking beautiful? And what I realized was that what I really love and am passionate about is communication," she shared with the publication. "And the way that I have been communicating for the past 30 years has been through pictures."

(Originally published Sunday Jan 31, 2016 at 5:16 p.m. PST)