Do you remember when you were young and all your dreams lay before you? When getting a car licence at 18 was thrilling and at 21 you felt ready to take on the world.
Being 50 seemed so old.
Well, I can tell you it’s not. Welcome to the frisky fifties!
Okay, my eyesight and memory might not be as sharp these days, but I can still hold my own on the dance floor.
I’ve also achieved some of my long ago dreams. I’ve travelled, become a published writer, married a great guy and raised two well adjusted young adults.
Yet somewhere along the way, amongst all the growing up and raising a family, my dreams began to fade. Does anyone else feel like this?
We play so many roles and wear so many hats that we forget what we love, and what makes us tick. In a nutshell, we get caught up in life.
Fast forward 31 years and I’ve been …
… a daughter, a sister, a student, a rebel, a traveler and a searcher. I’ve been an office worker, a professional, a girlfriend, a vagabonda (as my mum used to call me) and a wife.
I’ve been a mother, a nurse, a cook and a cleaner, a stress-head, a taxi driver, a garbologist and psychologist and many things to many people
Amidst all the roles I’ve played, and still play, I feel like I’m returning to the one that fits me best.
Today, as I turn 52, I am simply me.
Raw, authentic, imperfect, flawed, passionate, highly-sensitive, frisky, emotional, vulnerable, powerful, fearless me.
I feel like something’s woken within me.
And I’m ready to take on the world again.
Who’s ready to join me?
Who’s ready to break out of the limiting beliefs and doubts we place on ourselves?
Who’s ready to grow and get to know themselves again, beneath all the layers?
Maybe shedding these layers is all an evolving process, an ongoing journey we’re on.
Right now I’m in the process of creating a new focus board and honing in on those new dreams.
It’s taken a while but, through a lot of soul searching and writing, I finally know what I want and it feels exciting.
Life, for all if it’s imperfections and bad hair days, feels like it’s just beginning again, just like a new dawn.
My gift to you on my birthday is a song, written by my dear friend, the beautiful and talented Deb from Once Upon a Hot Flash.
Here is it, a little bit of sas and attitude that fits my mood. Hope you enjoy it.
Whatever age you are, feel frisky, fearless and invincible.
Yes, the role playing will no doubt continue but, if life is a big show, we may as well choose a starring role.
Be the amazing version of you that you are and dare to shine.
Here’s to reclaiming our dreams, embracing our true selves and enjoying the journey.
Wishing you a fabulous and fearless week ahead.