Yes, it’s been forty years that I have been alive and I have to admit that I am underwhelmed by my successes and spectacularly stupefied at how I ended up right where I did not want to be.
Twenty year old Sally probably did not expect to see this version of 40 year old Sally.
In fact, I know she didn’t. Can you relate?
It all sounds a bit dramatic. I know, and I do acknowledge that I have had many huge successes. By most standards, much of the time, I guess I would be considered successful (right now not so much ).
My life has taken many twists, turns and sudden off ramps. It has had adventure, heartbreak, laughter and richness. I have had an extraordinary life that most people would envy at times.
BUT….Right here, right now, I am not where I wanted to be at 40 and I do not consider myself living up to my standard of Healthy, Wealthy or Whole.
So I am calling time on the choices I have made (or not made) and re-examining my life to take it in the direction I want it to go. I am going to live deliberately and in a considered way toward building better health, better wholeness and a more solid foundation of wealth that does not leave me drained, unenthusiastic or at the mercy of any other person.
I am creating a next 40 years that sees me abundant in all things so that I can contribute, build and live a life facing outwards not one that is always trapped by insufficiency in health, finance or emotions.
Want to join me?
I am not fat but I am not in the shape I was or want to be. I am constantly tired, stressed and probably drink too much. My skin could look a lot better and I need to be fit.
But I deeply love and accept myself .
I practice yoga (when I feel like it), I eat well (low carb, no sugar, no chocolate, only whole foods). I have also given up smoking (except when I am partying or feeling low). I am not quite Bridget Jones but I am no Jillian Michaels. Nor do I want to be either of them.
I just want to be the best version of me with more energy, healthy, glowing skin (spots and wrinkles at the same time is insult added to injury ) and to have my toned workout body back – post 40 it is a bit harder I have discovered. That is my wishlist.
Oh….and I should probably drink less. Did I mention that already?
Seriously, health issues and being the best version of you physically does interest me. I feel for people that struggle with weight, acne, fatigue or any other health and fitness issue that distresses them. I also really do enjoy finding the best and most natural ways to combat these things.
So I am getting healthy. Want to join me?
I believe that Wallis Simpson famously said that “you can never be too rich or too thin”. I would tend to agree about the rich part. But that is my standard of wealth.
Well-off and debt free is something I have been most of my adult life – until now. Currently my bank balance would say otherwise.
This year, at 40 years of age, for my second time in 3 years, I found myself a victim of the recession and had two bouts no income for extended periods (I work as a consultant). The contracts in my industry dried up at the executive level and after recovering from the first bout of no work for a longer than normal time period, I had just got back on my feet to hit the second instance of it.
The timing was not fortuitous. I was lucky (or disciplined) enough to have savings but the idea of doing another bout of hustling for more work and planning for no income was not fun.
Never in my life have I not had money, options and income, but here I am with all exhausted, including my enthusiasm for that type of work.
The upside of these moments occur when they make you realise that what you have been doing will never get you to where you want to go. I re-examined my ideas of wealth, income, lifestyle and what I want to achieve. To be honest I made my dreams bigger!!
There is nothing like a clean slate to make you draw a bigger picture. I have taken my work life in a different direction and am creating my own businesses and investments to set myself up for a life where money comes from a number of streams. As I work toward turning on the taps, I will take you on my wealthy journey as well as my healthy journey.
I know….Ambitious! Want to join me?
Wholeness is huge and an ongoing journey. It is so profoundly private for so many. I have faced a lot of areas that my soul needed to heal in and I am a believer that the health and wealth bits need to start here. Get your mind and emotions healthy and the rest follows.
We have all been battered by life in some degree or another. None of us are immune to fear, unforgiveness, anger, limiting beliefs, grief or depression. The level to which we function in wholeness is the level to which our lives flourish and we find happiness.
I have done many years learning, healing, developing and growing in this area. I profoundly believe that caring for yourself first creates good decisions and good relationships as well as healthy outcomes in your life.
As with health and wealth I will share the areas I have found the most help and freedom and will walk with and help you as you take your path.
Let’s get whole and flourish! Want to join me?
All of this very long post is to say, I am going to do a MASSIVE life change to get myself Healthy, Wealthy and Whole and I would love you to join me.
Define what Health, Wealth and Wholeness is for you. Then let’s make our goals (big or small) and share our findings.
Do me a favour and let me know what your definitions are and what you want. Leave me your comments on Facebook or below.
As I take my journey through this I will share what I find and love and promise to listen to you to create, discover, share and give you as many tools as you need to reach your goals.
Understand this…I am not a guru nor am I an expert. I am a 40 year old chick that is profoundly sick of getting the same results and who is going to make a change. So I am going to become an expert by learning, practice and achievement – and probably some failure.
I hope you’re up for the adventure because it would be just plain fun and exciting for me if we did it together.
P.S. Hello, hello, if you do see this and you can identify with anything I have said, I would love to see your comments below…