I am 45 today! Wow! Yep, I have now lived half of my life if I am that lucky! Or my life could be nearly over if that is my fate! I hope it is the first choice!
I feel more focused this year. Through my 30’s I was raising young children and at age 40-43, I was struggling to find a way to keep myself sane through hobbies like photography.
Now at 45, I feel focused and right on track with what I should be doing in life. Even Brian agrees…that I am on the right track. And if he agrees…we all agree!
Raising kids and spending time with my amazing husband, traveling, selling travel and expanding my humanitarian work all continue to be my focus. I am fulfilled doing each area that I have been working in and it has brought great joy to my life.
As I look back, my life has had the same goals consistently. Sure I have side tracked a few times with interests and desires to learn new things but I realize that I am right on track with where I was 25 years ago…just not in the same shape…ha ha. I like the skills I have picked up a long the way.
I really don’t feel that much older. My mom said, “Your mind and spirit never seem to age only improve where your body just seems to get worse.”
I am not sure how I feel about that. I have actually had a good year losing 18 pounds and hoping to lose that much more. Losing weight has actually been a positive for me this year as it has improved my sleep habits, brightened my attitude and opened back up my wardrobe that went officially dormant while I was larger. I feel like I have bought back my energy level to a much higher level.
I think it will be a good year as I have so many exciting things on the docket. As we continue to feel joy in raising our children and family life we are loving where we at. We love this age and wish we could stop time.
Life is a funny thing. It dishes you so many challenges, I am so grateful for my life as I have enjoyed every stage and hope I have more years to do so. But if for some reason, I don’t get that opportunity, I have lived and loved every minute up until now. I am blessed and can’t even describe the gratitude I feel because of it. I have seen, I have travelled, I have loved, I have been loved….what more could I ask for? 45 is going to be a great year! Feeling joy!