A couple of weeks ago, I turned 50.
Someone told me that this is “the peak of your life” – I guess thereby implying that I have a short moment to enjoy it all before everything goes downhill. 😀
I don’t feel like that though. I feel like it’s getting better with each year. Not that everything is easy. But I never felt comfortable in my younger days. I was always insecure, often anxiety-filled, and constantly filled with self-criticism.
That has changed with age and experience. And it continues to change. I feel like the older I get, the closer I continue to move towards my true self.
Accepting – and daring to share with others – my good sides and my imperfections makes it easier to appreciate myself. And I’ll take self-love over wrinkle-free skin every day of the week! 😀
Anyway, as the big day was approaching, some reflections on Life inevitably came up. Here’s some of it – I’m wondering if you can relate?
Stuff I’m happy that I’ve let go of:
Perfectionism. Still working on it, but I’ve noticed how much happier I’ve become and how much more I get done when I let good enough be the standard.
An either-or mentality. I don’t have to shy away from stuff just because I can’t give it my all. I can still do it. And it’s still worthwhile.
Self-doubt. I finally know that I have it in me and that I’m enough.
Stuff I want to continue to do:
Practice self-care. Listening in to what I need right now. Taking care of myself so that I can continue to take care of others.
Share more of me – including the not-so-great stuff. I’ve realized that showing my imperfections, not my attempted perfection, will make it easier for people to connect with and appreciate me.
Be open to learning. Yes, I still detest being a beginner. But I actively choose to shift perspective and focus on the awesome fact that we can always, ALWAYS continue to grow.
Stuff I want to add:
Expand my interests. Like take up an old beloved form of training and challenge myself through a new, creative outlet.
Create an authentic space for collective learning. Forming new connections and growing together with other, like-minded women entrepreneurs. Stay tuned for more!
Trust more. Enough said. 😊
There’s obviously more to life than a few points in a blog post. But in the spirit of sharing, I wanted to let you know where I’m at – and also reach out to you with a question:
When you look back on your own journey – what are some of your most important lessons so far?
If you want, use that question for a moment of self-reflection – and feel free to share your insights with me, I would love to hear from you!
Sending you lots of courage, love and light, with the hope that you will continue to travel the path that is right for you.
PS. A happy picture from the big celebration: me and hubby in the beautiful Stockholm evening. <3