I thought I would get this blog out before I turn 50 and possibly change my mind. As the numbers tick away year after year I am left wondering: where did time go?
Everything is faster, busier, bigger, bolder and really, if I am honest, I love it. The thought of it to you might seem crazy, but all those things make me personally feel better about my world.
People are always talking about instant gratification, but isn’t that what we all want? We all want things to get done with urgency and efficiency. We all want things yesterday, we are no longer patient to wait in a cue or take hours for a meal to be prepared, we want what we want and we want it now.
With the need for speed, we are literally speeding up our lives. There is not much time to fit everything I want into the day, but still, I love the action. So I am realising that turning 50 in a few weeks’ time, to me means that I have lived a fast life and a busy one. Will there ever be time to slow down and take it easy? Surely if I didn’t enjoy this vibe and this feeling I would have, should have and even could have done something about it.
I #livelifelovelife to the fullest and so age is just a feeling right now. I hear that word retirement way too often for my liking and if anything scares me, that does. If you are feeling like your numbers have gotten the better of you, do something about it. If you feel like life is running away with you, do something about it. You get one chance to do it and one chance to be happy with your decisions and choices along the way.
Right now at a very ripe age of 49, about to hit the big one, I am content and happy in the space I have created for myself. Sure, I have messed up along the way, but never once have I given up on the fact that I get one chance and one life to surround myself with people I adore, a job I love and a life I am proud of.
So when you know what it is that makes you tick and get you going, do it and keep doing it. Don’t let books, movies and the people around you paint a miserable picture of any age, because truly it is beautiful to live in a happy head knowing that you are ok with your age and the way you feel about it is entirely your choice.
#bebetteratbeingbetter #livelifelovelife #liveinthemoment