I am turning 37 next month, and have been reflecting on life and where it has taken me. I’m not married, have no kids, and am working my a$$ off in corporate Canada.
I am not spending enough energy on the things that engage my heart & mind.
I neglect my dog and don’t spend enough time traveling, spending time with friends, family, and my dog, volunteering, golfing, and laughing. (Alright, if you know me, you know I laugh a lot, but more doesn’t hurt!) I find I don’t have time to do things that are good for me, like working out, cooking, and eating right.
Am I where I thought I’d be at this point in my life? Absolutely not! Am I unhappy with where I am?
Sure, there are times when I think “Gee, it would be awesome to be (Cameron Diaz / Duchess Kate / my friend Lesley)” But then something happens (JT dumps her / paparazzi chase her / her job sucks) and I realize actually she is just a person who has ups and downs like I do.
I can’t think of anyone with a “perfect” life, and I’m generally pretty happy. I love my job, my house, my dog, my family, and I have a great boyfriend.
Life hasn’t taken me here.
I’ve made choices throughout my life that have gotten me to where I am.
The things that I’m missing are things that I can change. I can make different choices in order to focus on engaging my heart and mind.
My plan for 37:
- Come home from work earlier, at least 3 days per week. (baby steps)
- Laugh even more.
- Make more time for family, good friends, and Piper.
- Take a trip to Europe.
- Find a new volunteer gig.
- Join a new gym, and use it!
What choices are you making to engage your heart and mind and create a better life for yourself?