LIFE AFTER 50
Embracing Life’s Second Act
I'm so excited...
…to be bringing this old blog of mine back to life! If you’ll notice, the first ten or so blog posts are from way back in 2010, when I went back to College to study web design and coding.
I look back on those posts now and the memories are so fresh – it hardly seems as though 10 years have passed. But that’s the way my life’s been going lately – it seems to be rushing by, full of interesting stuff – some good, some not so good.
And I want to share my thoughts, the laughs, the lessons I’ve learned, and hope that the visitors to this site will find some value in it, or at least see it as something interesting to read on a rainy afternoon.
YOU CAN DO IT
On Your Own Terms
Let’s face it – we aren’t aging the way our parents’ generation did. We are all living much longer and more active lives.
We certainly have more choices open to us than ever before. It’s time to shift our priorities, to focus on what really matters, and realize how much freedom we have in this “Second Act” of our lives. To decide that we have authority over our own lives.
And no matter what you call us – perennials, mid-lifers, the ageless generation – we are women in our prime!
Live Your Life Your Way
Are you setting “age lines” for yourself? Stop!
The idea that turning 50, or 55, 60, or any other age should affect how you perceive yourself is arbitrary at best.
Do you feel different the day after your birthday? I clearly remember waking up the day after my fifth birthday, thinking that now I’d be more grown up. I was SO disappointed to realize that all the outward things I was looking forward to at 6 – starting school, starting to get my “grown-up” teeth – didn’t change how I felt inside. I was still the same Me as the day before.
So don’t let a number dictate to you how you should be feeling and acting.
After all, we’re really in transition all of our lives. From childhood to youth to adulthood to now! And at this stage of life, we can decide to make new choices and even take more risks, because we no longer have the commitments and responsibilities of our younger lives. That’s the exciting part of this new stage.
And remember, if you tell yourself that your best days are behind you, you’ll probably be right. So instead, tell yourself that new choices and experiences lie ahead, and move confidently forward!
The art of meeting your own highest expectations