This week I had a birthday. I am definitely in the second half of my life now - well into it I'm sure. I wonder where the days have gone. I question what I have done with my life, and where I am going. I have many dreams and things I want to accomplish. Often, I wish I could turn back the years.
There are days I feel very old, those mornings when my body takes time to adjust to walking across the room after rising from bed.
Later in the day I may catch my reflection in a mirror and recoil in shock by how old I look. I still picture my younger self in my mind.
I need to reevaluate my life. Some parts are amazing, but there are other parts where I struggle. It is time to make a plan and get back on track before it is too late.
The plan will include getting my spiritual life in order, growing closer to God, and returning to church. I have drifted away in the last year as life has gotten busier. A full schedule leads to an empty life without Jesus.
After God, my marriage comes next. It is time to move this from a good marriage to a great one.
Other areas to work on include other family relationships, friends, exercise and diet, budgeting, reading, learning to do new things and take risks, and maybe opening my own business.
In a future post I will outline my plan and record my accomplishments and also when I fall down.
Are you in your 50's? Facing an empty nest and figuring out how to live a happy, healthy, and enriching life in your older years? I would love to hear what you are doing!