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Creating the Life You Love

Rediscover the things you enjoy

One of the best things about starting over when you are over 50 is that you get to include in your life what is important to you. When we were younger, our hobbies and interests were set aside for marriage, a career, or children. I’m not sure if any of you felt this way, but when I was raising my family I felt guilty if I put a lot of time and energy into something I enjoyed. Most days, time did not allow these” indulgences”.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed raising my children and proud to say they are all beautiful and upstanding people. I realize now as I am fully involved in the next phase of my life that I desire to include in my life those things that I put aside. I know a part of me needs to be focused on my new career and taking care of my household but there is a part of me that also needs to rediscover those activities or interests that use to bring me joy. Do you feel that desire also? Maybe you use to curl up with a good book and read for hours , or go for long walks with the one you love in a beautiful area or spend time with your friends.

So think about something that brings you enjoyment. Make it a part of your life even if only for a few hours a week. God gave you those interests and desires. They are a part of who you are. Rediscover that part of you and continue to create the life you love.


I am 54 years-old and the mother of three grown children. In the last five years, I left a profession I was in for over 20 years, I moved to a new city, re-married, went back to school to discover a new profession, and became a grandma for the first time. I also am pursuing my passion for writing. I am writing a children's picture book and I started my first blog ever. For years I was afraid of change but I now I embrace it

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