“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” -Greg Anderson
I turned 48 last month and all of a sudden I realized that I have almost completed half century provided I live up to 100 which is actually not impossible but even if I live up to 70 or 80 as a happy person I will be so thankful. When I reminiscence I see a woman who has had a roller coaster of a journey with a fair share of ups and downs, highs and lows which is nothing new as life is not perfect.
Have I achieved what I wanted to, have I fulfilled my dreams, my aspirations, my goals? Perhaps not, in fact I am not even close to it, probably I am satisfied, contented but not fully satiated… I realized this today that I am at a crossroad deciding as to what lies ahead because I am not young physically but mentally I am still robust. Yes… a void definitely exists as both my babies have left the nest… so, rather lamenting in self-pity I look at it as a golden opportunity to fill this space with vibrant colours of reinventing myself and by transforming into a focused individual who has started a second innings of her life.
So here I am with a twinkle in my eyes, spring in my step to embark on a scintillating and adventurous journey where I will be fulfilling my passions, my hobbies, travelling as I have happy feet and above all penning down my treasured musings… I am really basking in this phase of my life as I feel free and I think God has been kind enough to give me a second chance to live my life again with a new vigor and I am going to make the most of it. I fathom it won’t be easy but then what’s the fun without challenges… I have never made a bucket list and don’t intend to do so as I am going to savor each and every moment as it comes because I have realized in the race to achieve that list one ends up adding more stress… The first and foremost mantra is to be stress free… Right!?