The Other Side of 40

I have arrived!!!! Or have I? What does that even mean? I don't know either. However, what I do know is that I have officially been 40 for 22 days now. I have reflected on many lessons I have learned up to this point in life, and now I am contemplating what's next. I have been asked, "How do you feel being 40?" At first, my immediate response was absolutely nothing feels different. Well, as a few days have passed, something does feel different.


Photo Credit: Christina Higham Photography

I have realized that I spent most of my first 40 years learning what life is really about. Life is not about anything physical. I say that life is truly about the following intangible items...


1. #Love (#Selflove and Love for Others)

2. #Forgiveness

3. #Gratitude

4. Making #Memories

5. Creating #Happiness

6. Laughter (It really is medicine.)

I feel as though I have come to a place where I have the tools to make the next 40 years the ABSOLUTE BEST! Now I understand that life can be made more simple by living with intention. I had no clue what this was for about the first 35 years of my life.


Each day, I wake up with gratitude for another day. I make a claim that my day already is a GREAT day before I even get out of bed! I say we often take this life for granted and feel like there are so many things we HAVE to do. The thing is, everything in life is a choice. Each day, we have a choice as to how we are going to live that day. I set an intention that everyday is a great day. Some days, I may claim more than one things. I may set an intention and claim to create a great, productive, relaxed, smooth day. I have a #choice as I go through my day when something unexpected happens. Do I let it change my day from being great to not so great or still claiming a great day? I choose to see the silver lining in every circumstance. I promise you, there is ALWAY"S something good about your day. Are you willing to see it?


Again, the choice is ours. As I prepare for the next 40 years of life, I am still sitting in the question of "What is next?" I have so many things I want to do. Now is the time to organize them, and start taking action.


This is your best life, and I encourage all of you to begin creating it NOW. Go have fun, be silly and PLAY LIFE FULL OUT! My goal is to share all my knowledge, tips, tricks and tools with as many people as possbile in hopes to leave a positive impact in the world.


I am super excited for the next 40 plus years of my life. I now claim it to be the best years of my life filled with love, memories, adventure, playing full out, forgiveness and laughing everyday!


"The Universe is endlessly bountiful. May you be blessed with everything your heart desires."


- Shakti Gawain


If you are struggling to see the best of life, and are unsure how to create the life you desire lets talk. Email me at lindsey@langandlang.net and we schedule a time to talk.


Sending you love and hugs,


Lindsey


#Resource: Create Your Own Affirmations: A Creative Visualization Kit by Shakti Gawain

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