This past few days one of the things I have been working on is my self improvement. For both professionally and personally. Working on my "why's" and purpose(s). I came across question that it hit me pretty hard, What do I want to remember when I am older and looking back on my life, thirty or so years from now? .Have you ever thought about that? It is pretty coming to say things along the lines of, "When I am older I want to tell my grand children...When I get older I am going to be remembered for..." But have you actually sat down and wrote it out. It is pretty liberating and not gonna lie a bit of a motivator. I mean time flies, just a few short years ago I was in my twenties, running around and thinking I had nothing but time to waste. But now, at the start of my thirties, planning to be a boss babe, trying to provide for my future and I need to get my life. So I decided to write out what I want my life to be like when I am older and what my story will be.
When I'm older...
"Sitting in my victorian style garden smiling at where life brought me. City girl to the T, never thought I would live outside of it, remembering how amazing my life has been up to this point. I can see my self as the sunset is hitting my face, wrinkled and smile lines, flowing dress and my animals all around me. My life has been amazing, filled with ups, downs and in-betweens. Growing up in my wild, Griswold family and taking family vacations. First time living on my own, sliding into my twenties with first time major life experiences, parties, college, all nighters, staying up late to watch the sunrise, the world at my fingertips. Growing into my thirties, starting a business of my own, going back to school, forming relationships, becoming an adult. Starting to really live my life towards my forties, success building, building a family, taking trips around the world. Relaxing and living heading through my fifties, encouraging others that life is still available. Now as I am heading into my sixties and seventies, smiling at all that I have accomplished, learned and lived. No fear of my age anymore, knowing that I am leaving behind the legacy of life, love and dreams. As the sun sets on my beautiful garden I sigh with a sense of amazing gratitude and head back in to snuggle with my husband on the porch swing."
Makes me feel all happy and warm inside as I read back through my little future visual and story. I want to work towards that, I want to help others to achieve that as well. Our lives are precious, we don't always have the time we think we were promised. Cherish yourself, your loved ones and lessons that help you to grow. Don't waste time on piddly things or negativity. Unhappy in your job, plan, research and make your moves to try another one. In a toxic relationship that doesn't align with your goals, happiness or wellbeing, leave, you'll be ok. want to go for your dreams, want to try your hand at being your own boss, go ahead and try. There will be others that will put you down, tell you your choices are wrong, but in the end it is your life to learn, grow and achieve. Listen to the ones who opinions matter and if they show concern show and explain to them why you are deciding to change your life around. Be honest, be positive, show gratitude and learn to love yourself.
Things to help inspire:
- Write a letter to your younger self and send it to yourself
- Write a letter to your older self and hide it for later
- Figure out your "why(s)", write em out
- Hula Hoop
- Write out your dreams and goals, find ways to plan them out and how to achieve them
- Follow inspiring people on FB and Instagram...( My top 3 boss babes: Gabby, Gala Darling, and Healthy Crush! They have fantastic blogs, FB pages and more.)
- Make a Positive Playlist, dance to it, listen to it when you need a boost and leave it on in the background as you work.
- Take classes, activities, join some meet ups
- Make a list of things you wanted in your 20's. 30's, 40's etc. and see if any of them spark your interest
- Go on a day trip
- Get some Lisa Frank
- Try cosplaying as your favorite bad ass
- Have a girls night slumber party...trust me these are awesome!
What are some of the ways you ensure you are living your best life ever? Gotta trick, tip, idea, let me know in my comments below. Have a wonderful night my dreamers, big hugs!