Grace under construction: discovering ageless living and loving it!
Newsflash: This goddess no longer ages! And no, I didn’t find the Fountain of Youth. I changed my mindset!
Say hello to my “Grace under construction: ageless living” series.
Update: This is part 1 of many more episodes, years to come and a great place to start as I walk you through the history of where it all started. Click here and catch up on my next stop: 2018.
A Goddess Backstory
I was approaching the half-century mark and I could feel the negativity brewing in me. Which didn’t make sense. I am girl glass half-full — on a normal day.
But, honestly I looked into the mirror and the woman staring back wasn’t the same person I felt I was inside. Where did that girl go? Who was that lady?
Hard to explain to friends and family, I set on a quest to understand how this otherwise optimistic gal had fallen prey to scrutinizing every wrinkle, sag, change.
And sure. I look younger than my age; but, that wasn’t a consolation prize I was interested in.
I didn’t feel ageless. I felt like I was simply aging. But, that was all about to change.
Goddesses Never Age
This was to be the most valuable lesson I was to learn:
Getting older is inevitable; however, aging is optional.Dr. Christiane Northrup
I came across a wonderful read, “Goddesses Never Age,” by Dr. Christiane Northrup. And it spoke to me like few books do: ageless living celebrating accomplishments and dismissing the number of candles on a cake.
The book was thought-provoking from cover to cover. The positive mind-setting was quickly contagious. The messaging was quite relatable.
- Choose where your attention falls on: the accumulating birthday years or what happens in between.
- Be cautious. Ensure the “milestone” birthday doesn’t turn into a “millstone” – in our culture, birthdays tent to mean you’re running out of time.
My Message to You
Embrace ageless living and you’ll feel the goddess in you fired up! Don’t let anybody co-author “Who You Are” based on a simple number and related social expectations.
On May 10th, I celebrate accomplishments of the past year and my worth, not just the number. I’m age agnostic and a rebel.
So says a goddess who no longer ages.
The best is yet to come.
What do you think about my “Birthday Manifesto”? Share your comments below; I love hearing from you!