1. Can I move into my forties and beyond and still feel young, energetic, and vibrant? Yes!
2. Is it okay to age and want to feel beautiful and look fabulous? Yes!
3. Can I get older and start anew- new challenges, new outlooks on life, new adventures? Absolutely! You can do all these things!
4. How do I know? Because I, like so many wonderful mid-life women, am doing it!
5. Did I always feel this way? No! But I do now. Each day I make a conscious effort to follow through on new habits and small changes that lead to overall big changes, and you can too- I share them right here!
It all tanked. And I was tired, so tired. So, blah…But I had a pretty good handle on why.
When I was completing my master’s degree in public policy, I rigorously focused the bulk of my work on aging people and related issues, in the health and policy realm.
In other words, I knew better, and eventually, I came to some serious realizations (see the tale in Birth of the Lagoon) which all led me here- to you!
I have a large family, and together for all of us, I wish to live a long, and healthy life.
It’s not easy to consistently prioritize our health, practice self-care, and feel joy and gratitude when life’s stressors come calling.
It can be a struggle.
But because of The Lagoon (see below), and that long ago fateful day, I now try to embrace the beautiful essence of life every day (even for 10 minutes) and so can you!
Make a commitment to yourself. Do something daily that goes toward what you desire, to your goals, to that woman you secretly want to be– you can have it!
Taking care of yourself isn’t just about you, it affects everyone around you for the better.
So, start today! Check out these articles for inspiration and I’ll see you at the Lagoon!
And as I go, I leave you with a snapshot into my life:
Me: laughing at my own jokes with tears running down my face, gasping, “Why am I so funny?”
My kids: “Ummm…you’re not.”
As a child, I dreamt of faraway places and tropical destinations. I yearned to see flora and fauna from a different hemisphere. To read in the shade of the palms, frolic on the water’s edge, and experience the bright, vibrant colors of nature.