I’m turning 50 on Wednesday. There, I said it. It’s out there for the universe to consume. Not that the universe cares, but I care. Turning 50 years of age is a milestone for anyone. How do I feel about it?
One dominating word comes to my mind. Gratitude. If you follow me on Twitter, you will sometimes see me do the hash tag thing. In other words, #gratitude. I’ve even searched #gratitude on Twitter to appreciate what others are grateful for. I am grateful for my family, health, meaningful work , girlfriends and pajamas.
As you know, I do reflect on things…so what’s next in this journey? What do I want as my life is more than half way done?
- I want to be with my family. As I’ve blogged in the past, I am more consumed with my family. I’m not saying they matter more to me now than they did when I was a younger. However, I am aware that my family as I know it today will change in two years when my oldest goes to college.
- I want to be happy, and I want those around me to be happy. As far as I know, we only have one life, and it needs to be a happy one.
- I want to make a difference. I do, without a doubt, believe in the power of one. Each of us has the power to make a difference in the world.
- I need to be nice to my body. The average life expectancy for women is in the later 80s. If I treat my body well now, the odds are in my favor that I’ll have better wellness in the future. This means focusing on a daily healthy lifestyle including maintaining a normal weight, exercising and eating more plant-based whole foods.
There’s a lot of “wants” and “needs” in my birthday list; however, it’s MY life. I have the power to live my life as I choose. I see some similarities between my gratitude and birthday list, and that’s OK. I just want more of a good thing.
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