The start to a new life phase can be a mixed bag of emotions and a personal test. So how do you live your best life? It might be a new venture, job, a goal, personal decision or it could be a realization that life is flying by so fast and the Bucket List is still growing.
We all move at a different pace, we all don’t want the same things but one thing for sure is we strive to be happy and live the best life we can, right? I am at what I call my personal transition. I just turned the big 60! Am I freaking out about this? Definitely not! What does this mean for me personally?
In my head, I am still in my 50’s. For real! My plan is to keep on moving! Being strong from the inside out by staying physically fit. I may not be doing jumping jacks anymore however I am doing whatever I can to keep this machine going! Being, looking and feeling my best is something I strive for in addition to staying intellectually strong in order to live my best life.
My milestone age means that I not putting the pressure on myself as much as I used to. I still have personal and professional goals and I am looking at the years to come in a positive way. I got to thinking others might be asking themselves some questions also like…where do I go from here? Some of my friends are retiring or are looking forward to retirement soon, spending more time with the grandkids, taking a class, traveling or maybe just taking a step back to relax a bit and refocus.
My message today is not only for the 60 somethings. You may be a 30, 40 ore 50 something and are in a place in life where you are taking on some incredible challenges for yourself. If life is so crazy busy that you’re stressed out, it’s okay to slow down and pick up the pace when the time is right. You may be at the turning point where you are about to do great things and I applaud you!
My point today is it doesn’t matter what others are doing around you. You may take notice as to what direction your friends or colleagues are moving but it doesn’t mean that’s the right thing for you and we only see what others want us to see, especially on social media. From the outside, it may appear that those you are connected to are living the life of their dreams and it may be so, or maybe not. I applaud those that are challenging themselves because I have always been driven to taking on something new, creating new businesses along the way, making a difference and being the best me.
The thing is, I don’t have or want to keep up with everyone else and it feels good! In the past I have been in that place where I felt I should be going 100 miles an hour. I didn’t want to miss out on what might be that one thing I was looking for in life and my business.
You know what? It doesn’t matter now. The only thing that matters to me is what truly speaks to me personally and I’m here to say the same should be for you as well. Where are you now? What do you really want? What is important and what isn’t?
We all look back and think…what could I have done differently? If I didn’t let fear get in the way, what could I have accomplished? If it was meant to be, you might be in a different place in life but think about what matters NOW.
So yes, I am now in the 60 something club and proud of it! What will I do now? I plan to keep on working helping those in need my concierge services and helping my community for as long as I choose. I will spend more time with family and friends, keep on challenging myself at my own pace and I will travel more to the places that feed my soul.
I will listen more because I think that is something we all should do, and tone down all the outside noise. So, as you journey through whichever life chapter you are in, feel inspired to be the best you can be and take the road that will lead you to where you choose to be. Sit down and write your own story as to how you plan to live your best life now.
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