This weekend I turned 50; 50 and fabulous, I like to think!
I’ve been pretty excited about this birthday and in particular turning 50 for a while now.
I have had no qualms with turning another year older. I am amazed that I am 50 years old because I certainly don’t feel it. But I do feel proud of my first half century and I am so excited about the next 50. I can’t wait to see how amazing it is.
I am just getting started, and there are a lot of good things in my future.
More than that though, is how I feel. Regardless of what goes on in my life now, I know that I will be OK. I will have joy.
My circumstances are not going to dictate my emotions. They do not define me. A lot of this I believe has to do with age. But it has also been the result of a conscious effort to learn and grow. I was feeling at the mercy of my emotions and my mind in a way that was not serving me. I knew there had to be a better way to live, I just didn’t know how.
Thank goodness I found coaching! If there is one thing I know that has changed me and my life for the better, it’s been being coached and then becoming a coach. It has completely changed the trajectory of my life in ways that I never could’ve imagined. It’s made it so much bigger, bolder and amazing.
But this is not a blog post about coaching.
This post is about celebrating. I am celebrating me and my life. And my one wish on this birthday is that everyone experiences the same joy in celebrating themselves and their lives. I don’t want to be one of those people who doesn’t want to celebrate themselves and/or turning another year older.
At 50, I feel more confident and calmer than I ever have before. And while I’ve always done quite well at enjoying myself and making my life pretty adventurous, I know look forward to making the next 50 years even more amazing.
This type of living requires conscious and consistent effort. I know this now. But it is not a chore. Quite the opposite, it is one of the most exciting exercises I undertake on a daily basis. I know the thoughtwork and planning I do today, are setting me up for success tomorrow.
Making the choice to find a better way has opened an entire new life for me. Most of these changes have been internal. I’m not sure that anyone who knows me realises how gigantic this shift has been. Not that it matters. But sometimes I just want to grab them by the shoulders and say “do you know? can you see?”. It’s been huge.
But that’s neither here nor there, because I know. And I know that the best is really yet to come. The ideas I have, the dreams, the excitement….I spend my days learning, growing and planning for the most amazing future.
I am truly so excited to be 50 and fabulous.
Stay tuned and watch this space!
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