I WAS SURPRISED BY THE ADVICE I'D GIVE MY YOUNGER SELF
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5d ago
WHAT ADVICE WOULD I GIVE MY YOUNGER SELF? Mika from Musings by Mika suggested that it would be interesting to read a post on the advice I'd give my younger self now I know all the ups and downs life has brought my way over the years. I took a look back over my shoulder at the last few decades and all that I've been through to get where I am, mulled it over for a while, and had a surprising revelation. This is what came to mind, and this is what I'd tell my younger self (that's me above on my last day of high school - not quite 17 years old) if I had the chance... Read more ..read more
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8 INSPIRING QUOTES ABOUT EQUANIMITY - AND MY VISION BOARD
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1w ago
QUOTES ABOUT EQUANIMITY I think it's pretty obvious that I love a good quote, and when I choose a Word of the Year, a whole lot of quotes suddenly leap out and become even more meaningful. This year when I chose Equanimity as my WOTY, I put several of my favourite quotes together and created my own version of an Equanimity Vision Board to remind me to remain calm and centred throughout the year. Today I thought I'd share some of those quotes and what my board looks like.... Read more ..read more
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GENEROSITY - THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
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2w ago
SCARCITY VERSUS GENEROSITY I've mentioned before that I've struggled my whole adult life with frugality and having a scarcity mindset. The need to squirrel away whatever income we had to pay the bills and to make ends meet was very important for the first few decades of life. Despite the need to save,  there were still worthy causes to support - the church, overseas orphans, or local charities, and it felt good to be able to contribute where we could. Now all that frugality has paid off, and we're in a comfortable, debt free 3rd third of life.....but it's been a battle to shed that sc ..read more
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I'M NOW IN THE 3RD THIRD OF LIFE
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3w ago
THE 3RD THIRD OF LIFE Recently I came across a Facebook post that mentioned the 3rd third of life, and I realized that I had just entered this new phase. The concept assumes that we're going to live to around 90 - which is about as far as I see myself getting to (if I'm lucky), so when I hit 60 it meant that I entered this final third of my life. It felt a little daunting, but also raised some interesting thoughts about what the previous two thirds of my life had taught me, and where this last third is leading..... Read more ..read more
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EXPECTATIONS NOT MET? OR HOPES THWARTED?
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1M ago
LIFE ISN'T ALWAYS A BOWL OF CHERRIES At the beginning of last year I wrote a post about my struggles with an area of my life that had been so important to me for decades, and had devolved into disappointment after disappointment. I had reached the end of my tether, and decided to step back and wait for changes that were in the wind to occur.  Six months later I returned to see if things were on the upward ascent, and now, a further six months down the track, I  find myself almost back where I was last January..... Read more ..read more
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THE GIFTS OF MIDLIFE
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1M ago
IT BEGAN WITH IMPERFECTION Brene Brown wrote a fantastic book called "The Gifts Of Imperfection" that was an eye-opener for me, and I'll be forever grateful for the lessons it taught me. I've learnt that it's okay not to be perfect, that I can be my authentic self, allow myself to be vulnerable, and to embrace this wonderful life I've grown into.  Along with the gifts of imperfection, I've realized that there have also been several other gifts that Midlife has bestowed upon me, and I thought I'd share a few of them here on the blog today.... Read more ..read more
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WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS AND THE YEAR AHEAD
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2M ago
MY CHRISTMAS WISHES I can't believe it's Christmas in a week's time! Where has the year gone?! That being said, it's been a wonderful year for me. I feel like I got my "groove back" and each month has just made me appreciate Midlife even more. I came across a quote that summed up my #WOTY (Live Lightly) and it's what I wish for myself and for everyone who pops in here for a visit.... Read more ..read more
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LOOKING BACK AT A YEAR OF LIVING LIFE LIGHTLY
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2M ago
WHY DID I CHOOSE TO LIVE LIGHTLY? If you've been following along with my Word(s) of the Year for 2023 you'll know I chose "Live Lightly" to guide me through the last several months. I'd actually decided on a different #WOTY and then changed my mind at the last minute on my way home from a mini-vacation. I'd realized that I was weary from all that had been happening in the previous few years, and I felt the need to be kinder to myself. Today I'm looking back at that choice and how it's played out... Read more ..read more
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FRIENDS, ACQUAINTANCES, AND FRACQUAINTANCES IN THE SECOND HALF OF LIFE
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2M ago
FRIENDSHIPS AND OTHER INTERACTIONS Recently I was thinking about my friendships and how things have changed over time. I used to have many, many friends - close friends, work friends, church friends, mum friends, etc. Looking back at those friendships, and at the friendships I have now, I've realized that there are three categories of "friends"..... Read more ..read more
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LIVING LIGHTLY THROUGH NOVEMBER
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3M ago
LIVING LIGHTLY OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS If you read my blog regularly (thank you if you do!) you'll know I chose "Live Lightly" as my Word(s) Of The Year for 2023. I've made a pledge to myself to chill out a little this year and to take things as they come, rather than trying to push too hard or trying to control everything. I hope my year will reflect taking life at a gentler pace and stepping lightly and slowly. So, on that note, to wrap up November, I'm sharing a few little highlights that contributed towards an interesting month.... Read more ..read more
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