Thirty days until I am no longer 50.
Ha! I’ll just be 51, but that sounds so much more mature.
My first year at 50 has been a really good year. The hard things were very different from what I expected they might be. And honestly, not nearly as hard as I would have thought. And there were lots of totally unexpected good things that I never saw coming on the radar.
So: my project for the rest of the month... Write it all down! (It feels much more like it really happened when I get it logged in the books.)
- Catalog the themes from my first year at 50.
- Evaluate where I succeeded, where I failed, where I just made a little progress.
- Note the interesting people I met, memorable experiences made, and special lessons learned.
- Bring organizational order to the cataloging, evaluating, and noting. Figure out how to maintain the growth and plot a course for the next year.
In other words: See how far I’ve come without becoming intimidated by how far that shows me I can still go!
I’ve made notes everywhere. On yellow stickies. On my I-phone. In notebooks. On the computer... (More later on my compulsive note taking.) I have been reviewing those notes from the last year, and here are some teasers:
- Sleep is NOT for the dead. It’s the door to a productive mind and body!
- Ask lots of questions.
- Stop saving. Use it up.
- Practice a pleasant resting face...gravity and all.
- Act the way I want to feel.
That's all for now. And kids, I really do want that mug.