Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Life is such an interesting journey.... so full of ups and downs and sideways.  I am going to be 40 years old this year (next month...), and I am sort of grieving that fact.  A part of me is embracing getting older, being more OK with who I am, and I even feel pretty good about myself in general at this point... but then there is that part of me that wishes I could redo my 20's, with everything I know now, and take better advantage of that energy level, that enthusiasm, those legs without spider veins, that skin without wrinkles, that hair without gray.....
yeah, I definitely would have worn short skirts, heels, and red lipstick a WHOLE lot more!!!
I also would have figured out what I really wanted to do with my life, and been more proactive about it.
20 years later, and I am MAYBE finally figuring out what I want to be when I grow up.  I went to school for esthetics, became licensed, and am opening my own practice inside a chiropractor's office.
Think of how successful and established I could be if I had thought to do this even 10 years ago!! instead of starting from scratch at 40.....
but, that's where life is the journey.  You don't always know where you're headed.  Sometimes you end up on a completely different path than you ever would have imagined.
Sometimes, you end up on exactly the path you were intended for all along.
You just never know!
Keep journeying, friends- and I look forward to sharing my journey along with you.
Thanks for joining me! xoxo.


Audra said...

I can relate to this post. oh and making a list of 40 things to do while i am 40 helped me face turning 40 :)

Gina said...

Thanks, Audra! that's a great idea!! Think I'll start working on that list now.....