Michelle Sukow's tips for owning and celebrating where you are in life.

When it comes to my midlife moxie, I know I have an attitude! It comes from owning where I am and celebrating it. 

Do you ever think back to your 20s and 30s? Maybe back then, you thought, “I have so much time to do this and that.” Well, when your midlife years creep up, and you find yourself without another 30 years to figure it all out, you have to own and celebrate where you are. 

Live Right Now

If you aren’t happy with where you are right now, you need to make changes. Like, today. That’s how I feel because I can’t wait another 20 years to try and recoup wasted time. It doesn’t work that way. I look at my life and say, “Okay. I’m here. Let’s own it. Let’s do it. If I don’t like something, let’s change it. I’ve got this. Let’s go!”

That’s my midlife moxie. Being this age – for me – is totally freeing. Quite honestly, I don’t give a shit about what might happen 10 or 15 years from now. I know where I am right now, and I own it. 

I’m making changes and doing the things I want to do. I’ve found this zen, happy place. I’m completely present, and you know, I’m happier now than I’ve ever been in my entire life. 

Own Your Life

I don’t have fears about if I should or shouldn’t try something new. I don’t worry about what the future holds like I used to. Okay, maybe I still think about my future, but I’m not afraid to try things like I used to be. I don’t worry about what people will say. I make my own choices. If I want to do something, I’m going to do it… and I’m going to have fun doing it. And if I don’t enjoy it, I’m not doing it again.

Enjoying herself is part of how Michelle Sukow is owning and celebrating her life.

This was the year I was supposed to go to Greece. I was absolutely going to do it! I was ready to go, and then… everything went crazy. It’s just not going to be possible, and I accept that. In years past, I would have been so disappointed, angry, or sad. But you know what? I’m not letting those feelings control me. I’ll do other things instead. I’m owning this time in my life, even when it’s hard. I decide how I’m going to feel. And I’m choosing to stay positive

Celebrate How Far You’ve Come

Owning where you are in life comes hand in hand with celebrating where you are! Do I wish I was 30 again? Ehhh… in some ways, yes. I wish I had that energy or the comfort of knowing I had years ahead to do the things I wanted. But honestly, I would not want to go back and do those years over again. I’d do them completely differently, I can tell you that. I’m thankful for where I am! 

I’m going to celebrate this time in my life. I’m super proud of myself, and I’ve done a lot. I’ve had great experiences. I have two amazing children. I’ve survived some pretty terrible crap I didn’t deserve. And I’m stronger, more confident, and happier now. I’m living my best life, and I love it. So you know what? When I tell you that you can live your best life, I KNOW you can.

Here’s the thing I want you to know: This is your one, amazing life. If you’re not happy with where you are at midlife, make changes! It’s never too late to make your life what you want it to be. I did it, and I know you can, too. Live a life worth celebrating. And if you need someone to celebrate yours with you, send me an email at michelle@michellesukow.com! I’d love to help cheer you on. 

Live life on your terms,