Who says we have to buy into age? What is the true meaning behind, “just act your age”; really what does that look like? Yes, growing up blesses you with wisdom, but with wisdom wouldn’t you think it should make you feel happy, young, and content? Knowing you are learning as you go, should bring on a childlike attitude, as you have obviously conquered something and gained from it!
A feeling of relief; you made it through another one of life’s challenges and gained so much from it! When this happens to me, the feeling of jumping up and down and doing cartwheels comes over me with gratitude! This may seem immature to some, but to me it is like a rebirth!
I’ve learned over time, that it is okay to feel young even if you are getting older in a number. I don’t look at growing older as an age; it is truly just a number. A number of years you are experiencing more wisdom. Just like in a job interview, when the recruiter is asking you, “how many years experience do you have?” They don’t ask, “how old were you when you did this, how old were you when you did that?” Really? What does it matter? It is just about a number! Another way of looking at it, Legends in Sports are always referred to as their number! Their number gets retired, not their age!
I also refuse to “grow up”, in a stereotypical way. I have embraced the fact, I will constantly learn something every single day, no matter what number I’m at in my life. I will not fall into the trap; I want to enjoy every single day learning and welcoming the gifts of life, without the pressure of sticking to this concept of having to know it all by a certain age.
Don’t grow up, it is a trap! Erase this concept from your mind of knowing it all; instead enjoy your path, enjoy the adventure, and enjoy each day! No pressure!
With Good Vibes Only – Don’t Grow Up, It Is A Trap!
I made a promise to myself, to start each and every day, with the mindset of having some fun!
Everything doesn’t need to be so serious all the time! Yes, there are already issues in the World and in our lives that requires serious concentration, but then there are the simple things in life that can welcome some fun into them!
You’ve all heard the saying, “don’t sweat the small stuff”, well I’m here to tell you it is true! Instead of sweating the small stuff, just add some fun into the equation! Smile at the little things!
I suppose you could say, “I had an awakening”, but to be honest, I quite like finding fun in my days! Whether it is with fun music, in my writing, and even in looking outside. Trust me, that is the test right there (looking outside); we get 6 months of snow and cold temperatures, so if I can find fun in that, then there is hope for you to find at least a little fun in your day!
I have fun in looking forward to the different seasons coming our way, I have fun in looking forward to writing more books, I have fun in looking forward to awakening my senses, and I look forward to watching my family find fun in their days!
You can find fun in so many things:
In a walk, in exercise, in a hobby, in a meal, in music, in a movie, in reading, in writing, in a joke…the list is endless!
Have some fun! Smile, laugh, and enjoy your day!
With Good Vibes Only – Just Going To Have Some Fun!
I learned a very valuable lesson not to long ago; never sway from your passions! My passions in life are based on living a peaceful life, while helping others achieve a sense of peace as well. Whether a sense of peace is found in my blog and social media posts, from the books I have written or from the gift I have as a Reiki Master, my passion in life is to help others find an avenue to bring inspiration and positive choices into their lives.
We all go through tests in our lives; some are there to help us along the right path, but then there are tests to make sure we do not sway from our passionate path in life.
I also believe in sharing my truths, as I believe if I can help just one person a day, then I’m doing what I have set out to do in my life.
Over the years, I’ve been tested in many areas of my life. One thing I’ve learned is that these tests, if you let them move in and take up residence in your brain, are only there to create havoc and chaos, which then creates a wrath of anxiety. Every single time, one of these tests show up, I will admit, they check into my brain for a brief moment, but then after reflecting on what is important in my life (my passions), it leaves with a sense of release. It almost feels as though my Crown Chakra opens up and lets all the havoc and chaos particles float on up and out of my body.
I know that sounds deep, but it is the only way I can explain it. There were tests I’ve gone through where I’ve kept everything to myself. Not the best thing for me to do, but like I say, “I am human”. I’ve felt the signs of negativity these tests have brought to me, so I have learned to cry through them. A great release for me at times! I’ve said it before, and I will say it again, “there is nothing wrong with crying”.
This was an awakening for me! I needed to stay true to my passions within me! Although, these tests were job opportunities which I was approached with, they just truly weren’t for me. I had considered them, as I thought it would be an opportunity to again help, but something was telling me it just wasn’t the right thing for me to do. Intuition at its finest I suppose; I was listening to my gut feeling and staying true to my passions.
My passions pull at my heart! They are mine! They fuel me every single day! They bring me joy! They bring me peace!
I only hope you all can do the same! Stay true to who you are and what brings you a sense of passion in your lives!
With Good Vibes Only – A Lesson Learned!
Turning 50 last year was life changing in such a positive way! 50 is Fabulous!
Here is a little timeline I’d like to share with you!
When I graduated from high school at 18 years old, I had a “moment”; it was time to think about what I wanted to do.
When I turned 20 I was married to my first husband.
When I turned 23 I gave birth to my daughter and 5 weeks later found myself sitting in the lawyer’s office writing up a Separation Agreement between my now ex-husband and myself. At that time, I had another “moment” on where I wanted my life to go.
When I turned 30, I was living life as a single mother and had another “moment”; this moment was a bit more shocking, as I felt I was 30 years old and I “needed” to make something out of myself. Oh my, the first experience with panic and anxiety! Yipes! I put so much pressure on myself and felt I needed to be in a rush to figure everything out about Life!
When I was 34 – 38, I found myself caring for both my parents with Cancer; with the loss of my parents, this gave me the “moment” of just how precious life truly is, and how it does come full circle – to also enjoy each day!
When I turned 38, I met and married my husband; the only thing I wished for at that time was how I wished I would have met my new husband earlier. We have been going strong for 13 years!
When I turned 40, I had the first best “moment” – I no longer sweat the small stuff. Life seemed to be more calmer, my reactions were based on the positive rather than stressing over such little things. I loved my 40’s!
When 50 was just around the corner, I will admit, I thought to myself, “OMG! This can’t be right!”
Then it happened! I turned 50! What a fabulous feeling! I had my “moment” of clarity; I was going to make the best out of every single day and nothing was going to change my mindset! My life became my dream! Everything I wanted to do for myself, was staring right at me! I went for it! I love being 50 years old! I have the wisdom which is needed for this time in my life; I have gratitude, I have everything in my mind, heart, and soul, that I was wishing for 30 years ago, but now I know “why” I needed to wait to receive this wisdom!
50 is Fabulous! 50 is Fabulous with your life experiences! 50 is Fabulous and is only a number – to be honest, I feel 29 years old with 21 years experience!!
With Good Vibes Only – 50 and Fabulous!!
When we think of a “Midlife Crisis”, the first thing we think of is a man trying to recapture his youth. The truth is, a Midlife Crisis is not just a man thing! I like to look outside of the box when it comes to stereotyping.
A Midlife Crisis is all about – Reinvention!
I will not deny the fact, at times, when individuals (both men and women) are going through this time in their lives, some may take it to the extreme and dive into areas which could hurt their family. The way I look at this, is they panicked! A Midlife Crisis can bring on anxiety, stress, and depression, and in trying to fix this feeling, they figure the only way they are going to feel better is to find someone who will do that for them. They don’t know any better and have not stopped before acting to decide really what they need to fix this confusing feeling they are experiencing.
This is not just with men, but with women as well.
A Midlife Crisis, can be the perfect opportunity to dive into reinventing ourselves, to better ourselves in the next phase of our lives.
No panic is needed 😉
Working on our image, whether it is a new hair style, fitness, a different style of clothing, new diet, new home, listen to new music, new adventures, and in fact, anything “new”, is all that is probably needed to help make us feel better in this time in our lives. Not necessarily a new relationship, which is what most think they need to find fulfillment.
Like I say, it can be a very confusing time in one’s life, but to be honest, everyone will experience some form of Midlife Crisis at some point in their lives, but if we learn to “take a breath” before acting on what we “think” we need to do, it could not only be saving relationships, but could also be saving sanity.
When you find yourself in a midlife crisis, please do not panic! Just take a moment to acknowledge the fact you are starting a new chapter in your life as a human being and that you are not alone. Take a moment to sit down, write out a “passion/bucket” list and have a great laugh! You are here! A Midlife Crisis is upon you and it will be a gift if you let it be. Do the hobbies, activities, and even start traveling if you can, find the enjoyment that only you can bring to yourself. Enjoy this change!
With Good Vibes Only Enjoy Your Midlife Crisis And Enjoy Your Reinvention!