This week I turn the big 40. It feels surreal. I definitely feel a deep shift happening within me.
A good one.
I feel more accepting of who I am and where I am in my life. I feel more aware and comfortable in my own skin.
In my 20s, I was on a furious mission to prove myself. My ambition was my vision. I was out to prove that I could be successful enough, competent enough, good enough in my own life. Of course I would not admit it at the time, but I was seeking validation from so many things outside of myself.
In my 30s, my focus shifted to understanding more of who I truly was. I knew I needed more meaning in my life. My journey of self-awareness came as a tough life lesson. Because I was so extreme and driven, my life was out of balance. I ended up losing my health and my career. I hit rock bottom. I was forced to look within and find myself again.
So as I approach 40, I have a fresh outlook on my own life. I see now that my past challenges are my testimony. And I am grateful to now have a business that helps women honor their inner beauty and passion so they can make their own brilliant mark on the world.
I am now living my life on purpose.
Losing it all makes you grateful for what you have. I see now that everything is a blessing. The “good” and the seemingly “bad.” I see now that the “bad” is actually an opportunity for you to become more than you thought you could become. I’m not saying it’s easy, but through faith, I have found that Life is working with you to grow and become all of who you are meant to be.
40. I embrace it. I look forward to this new chapter of my life. I am grateful to now give myself the gift of finally trusting that Life is truly For Me.
No matter where you are in your life, own it. All of it. Your life is meant to serve you and help you become who you are born to be.