A couple of months ago, I was a guest speaker and M.C. at a Mother’s Day High Tea Event and the title of my speech was ‘Aging and Health – 5 ways to Start Living with an Ageless Attitude’.
Recently, I’ve read a number of posts around Mid-year life and goal reviews. Two that resonated with me were Jennifer’s from Unfold and Begin ‘How To Do A Midyear Check-In Of Your Goals’ and also Denyse Whelans’s ‘Six Month Check-Up…. with Myself!”. These topics are always a great reminder to us all to check in and see if we are happy with the way our life is progressing. It is also a reminder that life passes quickly and sometimes we feel that we haven’t achieved all that we wanted and time is running out. But remember…..
It’s never too late to embrace life
Towards the end of June, I was feeling restless and questioning where I was headed in life. Yes, I have much to be grateful for and certainly my life is full. You only have to read my monthly Virtual Coffee Catch Up to see that I love to be busy and I am very blessed. However, I’m sure you agree that sometimes a small voice pipes up and says ‘What’s next?’.
It’s never too late to make changes
After chatting to a blogging friend, Karen Hume from Profound Journey, who lives on the other side of the world (aren’t blogging connections great?) she encouraged me to go with my ‘gut’ and make a plan to find my ‘What’s next?’.
I made some changes to improve the look of my website and also took a step back from my weekly ‘Coffee Catch Up’ Newsletter for subscribers. I want to make changes which will make it more informative and of value rather than just a list of posts published for the week. I sent my subscribers an email explaining my plan and was thrilled to receive such positive feedback and support.
I want to spread the word that we can all find our way by embracing life with an ageless attitude. We can make changes by removing what we don’t like in our life and replacing them with what we find joy in.
I discovered through blogging friends, Molly Totoro & Pat Doyle , Julia Cameron’s book ,“It’s Never to Late to Begin Again” and have been working through the chapters. This book is an extension of her original book ‘The Artist’s Way’ but focuses on those who are retired or preparing for retirement.
Whilst I am modifying the tasks slightly, I am making progress and pleasantly surprised to read that some of my thoughts that I have written about align with Julia’s philosophy.
It’s never too late to achieve
Recently, it was the Gold Coast Marathon and I was reminded of the saying ‘It’s never to late’ when I saw a couple who were probably in their 70s, proudly wearing their t-shirt and participants medals. They had just run the 42.2km Marathon!!!
I was inspired and reminded that embracing an Ageless Attitude to life can break down so many barriers. No you don’t have to run a marathon, but with an ageless attitude the possibilities are endless.
It’s never too late to learn
I am constantly impressed with the wisdom and life experience so freely shared by those who read my blog and those in my blogging community.
I decided to ask members of the ST60 & Beyond Let’s Thrive Facebook Group to finish the sentence –‘It’s never too late to…….’
The responses came thick and fast and all were so positive and uplifting and definitely aligned with living with an Ageless Attitude. Women Over 50 are certainly so different these days to those of previous generations – we are discovering who we are and going for what we want. We are shaking off the phrases ‘At your age’ and ‘Aren’t you too old for that?’. We are embracing life!
Here are some of the responses which I would like to share with you and perhaps you can add to the list or feel inspired.
To dream a new dream
To make a decision
To believe in yourself
To choose a new path
To become who we are meant to be. Don’t die with the music still within us.
To become who you truly are
To have an adventure
To enjoy dessert
To learn a new skill
So with enthusiasm and curiosity I move forward to finding my ‘What’s next?’, stay tuned…….
Remember, ‘don’t die with the music still within you’.
How would you finish the sentence ‘It’s never too late to……..”?