Today starts a series I have been thinking about since January. I’m starting way later than I wanted to, because it took a bit for me to get my head wrapped around how I want to do it.
Ok. So. On my birthday this year (July 6th, to be precise), I will be turning 60. Yes. 60. I’m as shocked as you are. Maybe that’s why I have delayed starting this series. I don’t know. But it is what it is, and we are going to make the best of it.
At first, it was going to be “Six Months to 60” but now it’s more like six weeks to 60. My plan was to take six areas of my life, and improve upon them. I want to live my best life, I want to be healthy, I want to experience things I’ve deferred or have been afraid to do at other times in my life.
I’ve put off so much, and have wasted so much time. I believed I couldn’t or shouldn’t do various things I really wanted to do along the way. I told myself I wasn’t good enough. I believed I wasn’t worthy. I thought I couldn’t afford to. I have sabotaged myself in so many ways. Like most of us, I’ve put others first along the way, (we all do, I know, and sometimes its appropriate), but mostly I think I was afraid to step into who I am meant to be.
Time is going by so fast. I don’t think I’m going away any time soon, mind you, but I am just more aware of the value of my time, my health and this life I’ve been given. So I wanted to focus on how I might make my life and health better, stronger, and more vibrant. And, I wanted to encourage you to follow along and do it too.
I’ve divided “life” into six areas (to go with the 60 theme, mainly) and am going to create a list of items I want to improve in each area. Then, I’m going to go about doing them. Some of these things are deep, some, superficial. Some things on my health list are things I’ve been procrastinating on for quite sometime. And some things I just want to “do”. Like traveling the world.
Because we are all different, I encourage you to make your own lists with your own unique interests, needs and desires on it and join me in doing what ever is needed to live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. However that looks, and what ever that means to you.
It’s going to require some soul searching here and there, and maybe some work to get off the couch.
So, here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to be sharing my lists and trying a few new things. We will carry on this series beyond my birthday for as long as there are things on the list that are interesting to share.