The Journey Begins

“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!?

 

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Soumaey Tripathi says:

    Beautifully written 👏🏽👏🏽

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    1. animatedchatter says:

      Thank you.

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  2. Deepika Pareek says:

    👏👏👏
    U r an inspiration… Lovely and charming … Very well written!!👌

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    1. animatedchatter says:

      Thank you

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  3. Neeru says:

    Excellent n inspiring .Keep on sharing .

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    1. animatedchatter says:

      I will and thank you so much.

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  4. Sapna says:

    Very well written

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    1. animatedchatter says:

      Thank you

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  5. Akansha says:

    Beautifully written 👌👌.we all have to pass through this phase of life and therefore should make an effort to relish all our long term desires and aspirations which still need to be fulfilled 😊✌️

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    1. animatedchatter says:

      True Akansha and that’s my aim

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