Yes, there IS Life After 40. I mean really living, ENJOYING your life.
This is Act II of my life. Act I dealt with my upbringing, experiences as a young person, internal and emotional struggles and parenting. It also dealt with my attachment to the systems of religion and government authority in my life which i wholly bought into both and allowed to defined my life. But ACT II, which started around 2014 or so, before my daughter entered 7th grade middle school, Began when I decided to take my life back and start to Live for myself. I started to work on my bucket list. This list was created initially for after I was done being a parent, but as my daughter got older, I was moved to begin working the list since she needed me a LEETLE less. First item on the agenda? You’ll never guess…I wanted to be in a FLASH MOB. That’s right! A flash mob baby!!!! So I did. I started asking around and one of my coworker’s daughters actually was in one and gave me the name of the organization. IT WAS A BLAST!!! So much fun, so inspiring and I felt really proud of myself for finally doing something that I Loved other than “mommy” things. I couldn’t walk the next day – but it was bliss. That set me on this path, and its been slow and spotty, but there nonetheless. The path of Defining, Carving out the Pleasant side of life, following a passion, a dream, now a goal and Reality. This was the start for me as an adult Having Fun. That is possible, even for a tight assed, perfectionist, “nerdy”, OCD-having, hover parent such as myself.
Life is made to be Enjoyed, to follow our desires, the things that interest us and to have fun!!! Not just worry about how to make a living and how to pay bills. I AM still on this path and learning as I Go. I desire anyone who has not already begun, to Begin to Embrace life, Embrace Loving Yourself and to Have Fun in the Process.
Life is not over after 40, its just beginning…