My thoughts on turning 40

It’s funny when I look back on my teens and early 20’s and the thoughts of turning 40 sounded like a lifetime away. I expected to be married with children by the age of 30 when I was younger and thought that I’d have done most things by the age of 40. The truth is, my life only feels like It’s beginning at 40. Yes, I’ve achieved and done some of the things I’ve wanted to do, but I’m only at least half way through my life and there’s so much more I wanted to see, do & achieve. I haven’t had children for example. As I was getting older in my 30’s, I thought that I might be a little too old to have children at some point. I know friends that had them in their 20’s and 30’s and although I was happy, I looked at the scenario and though hmm, I haven’t had that yet and will I be too old? But again with the emphasis on turning 40, I feel like life is just beginning and I have so much I want to do. And the thoughts of having kids in my forties? That I’d be blessed and more then happy to have them. I’ve embraced turning 40 and have set myself new goals and challenges. I want to work harder at getting fitter and even get a personal trainer in the future, I want to enter a running event at probably some point next year even though I’m not a natural runner and train and work really hard at this, I plan to move to London later this year and once I’ve settled put I want to put all my time and effort in to performing, I want to travel more and visit more beautiful places and I want to take the plunge and take part in skydive.

Since turning 40 I’ve tried new things. I’ve commited to doing yoga once or twice a week I’ve pushed myself as a singer and commited myself do doing a certain amount of singing and vocal warm ups a week, I’ve been able to go to church regualy as I don’t work every Sunday anymore and I’ll be starting going to a craft group on Fridays sometimes.

Something which I saw on the Internet recently was a vision board. So a vision board is supposedly meant to help with things like clarifying intentions, Inspire and take actions towards our goals and give you something to focus on. It looked interesting, motivating and fun so I printed and cut out some pictures and quotes and did a vision board over two pages in one of my journals. I found when looking at it I feel positive and motivated and enjoyed the process of making it. It’s really easy and you can add or change things to it throughout the year. I’ll be doing a larger one and putting it on my wall in a frame I think next. I found it a really positive and fun experience and definitely worth trying.

The truth is, I really didn’t mind turning 40 and embraced it. I’ve fealt more inspired and motivated and I’m curious and excited about the next couple of years, 5 and even 10 years. I plan to make the most of my life and embrace the next chapter with open arms. To make new memories and have amazing experiences. I feel like I’ve come in to my own more and want to look after myself and my body more. I’m happy at this point in my life and can’t wait to see what the next chapter brings. How do you feel about turning 40? Turning 30? Or any other milestone? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Until next time,


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