Embrace Mid-Life’s Joyful Change

There comes a time when we realize that we’re not those 20-somethings anymore. Bones seem to creak a bit more, weight settles around our middles and we notice more grey hairs and wrinkles. While that can be upsetting, I find it empowering.

As a glass 1/2 full kind of gal, I suspect my views are not the norm, but that doesn’t stop me from sharing them in hopes that I can help someone else. Because for me, I’m proud that I’ve made it this far (just over 50, not quite to double nickels 55) and I own my age. I own all those wrinkles that are from being out in the sun and laughing or frowning. Covid’s done a bit to the belly region, but it’s nothing I can’t figure out as Spring invigorates me to get out and walk in the sunshine. While I do dye my hair from time to time, but I started turning grey at a young age so it’s not something new.

What’s so empowering to me about mid-life?

All the experiences I’ve endured and I’m still here. That’s first and foremost. I’m a cancer survivor (almost 20 years in fact) and I’ve got a body full of scars to prove it. I’m divorced and have gone through so much to heal because of it. I’ve lost loved ones, including my parents, so now I am embracing the freedom that comes with the technicality that there’s no one above me that I need to please. While I miss my parents and loved ones terribly, there’s a spark of independence that had ignited within me now that I never had before. I am not sure I can explain it better than that, but if you’ve been in a similar situation, perhaps you understand. I’m happy being single even though I have not lost the hope of finding love again. I hope that one day I can share my life again with a good man. In the meantime, I’m sharing my life with my kids, my friends and connecting with so many different people through blogging and I’m loving it!

I wake up every morning happy and excited to see how the day unfolds. It’s part of my nature, but it’s also a choice for me. I could concentrate on the negative in my life (because there is some of that), but instead I choose to be grateful for what I have and to look to help others to find peace.

I love that mid-life allows us to reinvent ourselves – to take the best of us and improve it in ways that we probably hadn’t imagined prior to now. It’s like a whole new chapter that I’m embracing and that’s how Joyful Change came to me.

One of my favorite quotes is:

When you change the way you look at things,

the things you look at change.

Dr. Wayne Dyer

Don’t fear change. Don’t fear mid-life! Embrace it and you will find possibilities everywhere! This is your life so please, please live it to it’s fullest!

Let me show you how because the possibilities are endless!

Published by Joyful Change With Yvonne

Joyful Change is embracing the journey to health and wellness of mind, body and spirit. Sometimes we need a little hand holding and support as we process life school. I am here to help you as a Companion and Mentor.

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