Life is a Journey Not a Destination.
When I was a young school-aged girl, I believed that "being in your 40s" was old. Why did I think that? Why was I led to believe that life after 40, for a woman, meant any dream that I might have held could no longer be attained or pursued?
I am here to tell you - that is a bunch of nonsense! I am 49 years old and am just now beginning to blossom and do things that I never thought possible.
Looking back over the last 25 years, I had an aha moment. Everything I have done along the way has led me to be who I am and to pursue what I'm doing at the moment. I realized that every single segment of my life was essential in order for me to get here.
Receiving a bachelor's degree in Communications and Journalism, becoming an NFL cheerleader, English teacher, Yearbook Adviser, Running Coach, and a Fitness Instructor may seem like my life was pretty nonlinear. But I had an instinct that somehow, it was going to be like connect-the-dots, and it would all make sense.
Needless to say, it has. All of those experiences strengthened parts of me that now enable me to blog, use social media, maintain a website, network with others, and to speak on a national platform.
Through all of these opportunities, I have met a network of people who are kind, generous, and willing to help this newbie spread her wings. It has been a blessing to meet so many wonderful people in the blogging community, and because of them, it has given me strength and confidence to keep dreaming.
Growing up and living in South Florida my whole life, I always knew I wanted to move to California someday. Guess what I did last summer? My husband and I drove 2,700+ miles with our 10-year old son and started a new life near Los Angeles.
With my two oldest daughters both in college, it was the right time to make that big change. As a matter of fact, they think it's so cool that their "almost 50" mom is still out there pushing, growing, learning, and stepping out of her comfort zone.
I love that all three of my children are seeing that life doesn't stop getting better just because you become older. Life is what you make of it, no matter what age!