What helped me feel good about turning 40…
I’m so glad you found your way here. Take a look around! You can use this section to navigate the blog posts. This blog is all about feeling GOOD about turning 40. As I approached this milestone, I wasn’t sure what it would look like, and I was a little terrified! So I did a few things that helped tremendously that you can read about below. The other thing I did: I had fun! I released much of the weight of others expectations and sought joy in every day. I hope that you enjoy reading about my lessons and you are inspired to reflect on your own lessons, and have your own adventures! This is a tremendous milestone. You made it this far and that is worth celebrating! And if you want to receive email updates about new posts and projects, click here!
This is where this blog began with the 39 lessons I learned before I turned 40. During this process, I reflected on how I got here. Writing these lessons allowed me to reframe parts of my past and to look to the future with optimism!
This has been a real joy - looking around at and appreciating the wonderful people around me who make life enjoyable at any age, but especially at 40. These posts speak about the power of community - particularly diverse communities. Surrounding myself with people from different places and cultures has truly enhanced my life, increased my empathy and shaped my understanding on the world.
Internal reflection was also a part of this process. Looking at my values, motivations and beliefs, and increasing my self awareness made it possible for me to make changes in life; to let go of beliefs that weren’t serving me and to take action in the face of fear! It even allowed me to write my book!