If you read my blog you will know that in August I celebrated my 60th Birthday and dedicated my blog theme to Celebrate Life Now. If you missed any of the posts just click here to read not just about my birthday celebrations but also why I believe that we should all Celebrate Life Now and not wait until it is too late.
Being 60 and Proud of It
I was totally spoilt for my birthday and was surrounded by so much love from family and friends. I received many thoughtful gifts and one I wanted to share with you is this cute little book called ’60 and Proud of It’. One of my Saturday Sisters (the friends I run with) gave it to me as an ‘extra’ gift and I just love it.
As the back cover says:
Congratulations – you’re starting another exciting new decade! This little book, packed with wise and witty quotations, is the perfect way to show the world that you are 60 and proud of it.
There are over 150 thoughts and quotes in the book and some made me laugh and some made me think. I will be sharing these quotes with you over the coming year and hope that some, if not all resonate with you.
I’ve written many posts with my thoughts on aging and how feeling positive, being fit, active and connected with others makes for a fabulous time of life. Recognising that life is good and making the time to reflect and be grateful is a great motivator.
I have been very encouraged lately to connect with women 50+ who are embracing this time of life with enthusiasm and certainly not letting things like hot flushes get in the way. Conversely there are still some women who are finding it difficult to adjust to the empty nest and this can be a real issue for some.
Enthusiasm is infectious and I feel motivated when I read what other women are writing about on their journey through midlife. We are coming into our own. We are finally at a time of life when it is ‘our time’ to enjoy, keep growing and keep learning.
I belong to a couple of facebook groups one is called ‘Forever Fierce: The Midlife Revolution’ and the other is ‘BloggingGrandmothers’ . I enjoy both of these groups as I can connect with women who are facing the same issues that I am and are also being proactive about aging in a positive way.
I would also love you to mark October in your diary as the theme on the blog will be Positive Aging, including The Positive Aging Interviews series where I will be introducing some fabulous 50+ women to you.
Here are 4 quotes from the book I’d like to share – let me know your favourite!
Are you ready to start living rather than focusing on a number? I know I am! Why not join me on the journey?
Let’s Keep Sizzling!