They say that 40 is the new 30, so what is 50? Instead of saying that it is the new 40, I would say it’s the new YOU!
I just turned 52 on May 4th , and instead of feeling the dread and depression that some people feel about getting older, I am celebrating my age.
Why am I happy to be the age I am? It is because I am discovering that a hell of a lot of wonderful things lie on the other side of 50. And I am also finally feeling great progress towards my dreams and also in my life in the two years since I turned 50. I see how much I have grown and I realize that 50 doesn’t have to be the start of old age, but rather the beginning of a new life. Just what is this new life and how far have I come?
A New Life
About 2 years ago, I was sitting in a small, dilapidated apartment in a small town in the Hungarian countryside, wondering what in the hell I was doing living in this bit-too-cozy apartment with a crazy, narcissistic landlady. Each incident with this witch made me wonder when all the madness was going to end. When would I be able to buy a place of my own? When would I never have to deal with crazy Hungarian landlords and landladies again? When would the court case end?! When would I be able to start living a life I love?
Dreams Coming True
Well, about 6 months later, I was sitting in the living room of the apartment I bought about 2 months before I left on my 8-week tour of France. The court case about my father’s inheritance had miraculously ended after 9 years in July 2017, a few months after my 50th birthday. I guess that was a really nice birthday gift from the Universe!
After receiving my fair and legal share of the inheritance, I was FINALLY able to buy a place of my own and I was more in charge of my life than ever before. I have to say that that felt good!
After buying this apartment, I decided to try making an Airbnb flat out of it, but I soon realized that the renovations were going to be too expensive and time-consuming for me. I had changed direction and decided that I now wanted to take a break from work after 10 years and enroll in a Health Coaching Program through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I did just that and I am now moving forward with creating the dream life that I have always wanted.
Not Always Easy
Since taking a break from work in July 2018, I have been plugging away at creating my own business, and though it hasn’t been easy, it feels like what I have wanted to do for a long time! There have been bouts of anxiety and fear, along with a lot of self-exploration. I have let go of people whose connection to me has not been healthy and this has all been so completely transformational.
I am truly where I want to be right now as I begin this new journey in my life!
So see, getting older doesn’t really have to mean the ending of beautiful things. We can keep on growing emotionally and spiritually, and although our bodies may not have the vigor it did when we were in our 20s, we CAN get in even better shape than we were then! Through my coursework this past year, I have learned how we can actually decelerate the aging process, no matter what our genes are. Environment, in fact, plays a MUCH greater role in how we age. Consequently, even physically, we don’t have to dread what comes next as we get older:)
Stay tuned in my blog posts, through my newsletters and in my Facebook group as I address these issues and more. My E-GUIDE will give you a good head start, too, so be sure to check it out! And finally, share your thoughts about AGING below.
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT GETTING OLDER?
ARE YOU FINDING NEW THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO AS YOU AGE?
DO YOU DREAD EACH BIRTHDAY? IF SO, WHY?