Twenty years ago, if you would have asked me how I felt about turning 50 someday, I would have freaked out. But you know what? Being this age is nothing like I imagined it would be. There are so many amazing things about life at 50!
This whole year I’m focusing on how great it is to be 50. It’s all about owning where you’re at in life, celebrating all of your wins, and finding your happiness. I know I’ve said it before, but this is the best time of my life. I’m serious: 50 doesn’t have to suck! It makes me sad to see people struggle to embrace midlife, and I want to pass my good vibes on to all of you. So today, I’m going to tell you exactly how you can join me in being content at midlife.
Own Where You’re At
Just own it: you’re 50. It’s just a number! I actually feel better at 50 than I did at 40, or even at 35! Mentally, I’m in a fantastic place. Physically, I’m in great shape. Emotionally, I’m in the best place I’ve ever been. So you know what? I’m good with 50, and you should be too. Just own who you are and where you’re at. Celebrate your life! Honestly, I celebrate all the time. I love feeling happy and at peace.
You probably know I own multiple businesses, and let me tell you, 24/7 businesses are draining. But I’ve learned to segment my work life and personal life. I let go of work things when I’m done for the day. I’ve learned to live in the moment and cherish my time for what it is.
I’ve chosen to prioritize the time reserved for me. I hope you’ll do that, too. If you’re unhappy with how you’re doing things right now, do something about it. Only you can change where you’re at. Own that responsibility, and celebrate that power!
I know it’s easier said than done, but I can say it. You know why? I’ve been there. And you know, I look back and… man. Five years ago, I was a completely different person. I’m so much happier and focused now.
Do What You Want
Another big aspect of feeling free to be me at 50 is not feeling like I need to live up to other people’s expectations. I’m living my life for me, and that’s important to me. The people I let in my life want me to be happy. I know what I want, and I know what I need to make things happen. I’m wiser now, and I’ve learned a lot over the years. I want to share my experiences with you so you can learn it faster, sooner, and easier.
Be Happy With Yourself
Everything that makes 50 such a great time in my life might not resonate with you. I get it, and that’s okay. But if you can take one thing away from this blog, I hope you’re inspired to be content with who you are. Own it. Be proud of yourself, be happy to be you. It doesn’t mean you can’t challenge yourself to grow, or that you can’t learn more in your life. You can do all of that and still feel good about yourself.
I created #50freeandbeingme for this whole year that I’m 50. I’m asking you to use the hashtag to share what makes YOU free to be you. Even if you aren’t 50, I want you to enjoy being you. Tell me what you’re doing to celebrate being at midlife. What does midlife moxie mean to you? I want to know!
So, I’m hanging around here and enjoying where I am in life right now. I hope you’ve enjoyed talking about midlife moxie with me this month. I know that, whatever’s behind your midlife moxie, you’ll use your spunk and attitude to create an amazing life you love. We only get one chance at this. Let’s do it all, make it our best, learn from our mistakes, and accept our challenges and fears. We all need to let go of our fears.
You got this, you guys. I know you do!