Well hello there FitFeat friends!
How has your month been so far? It’s been interesting on this end to say the least! I’m three weeks into being forty and I have to tell you, it’s not nearly as bad being “over the hill” as they make it out to be. In fact, when you think about the phrase “over the hill” you likely envision sitting at the top, checking out the great view and the relaxing trip down. If the first 40 years were an uphill climb, I’ll gladly take a comfortable ‘gravity boosted’ stroll along the downward trail.
My 39th year was definitely one of reflection and self-examination. I’m naturally an over-analytical person to begin with, but I think there is something about coming into a new decade that perhaps makes one stop and think about what she has accomplished so far, what she has yet to accomplish, what’s working, what’s not and so forth.
Because of all the time spent last year on that introspection, the early days of my 40th year have already been filled with some real clarity. I have a much better idea of what I do (and don’t) want for my career path and am in the beginning stages of making some transitions to get it moving in a direction that will be a better fit for me. I have a better understanding of those friendships I think haven’t been working as well (and will likely fizzle out) and I’m at peace with that because people grow at different speeds and turn down different paths (I’m sure many of you have seen the poem “A Reason, A Season and A Lifetime”).
It’s been a superb start and I’m excited for the next forty for sure! I’m proud of what I’ve done so far, including mistakes that often taught me a lesson.
As you neared any milestones in your own life, did you find yourself doing some additional reflection? Did you find more answers than questions? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Have a beautiful week!
Shari B. =)