As I reflect on turning 50, I'm grateful for all the lessons I've learned along the way. One of the most important lessons is to always try new things and step out of my comfort zone. Today, I woke up at 5 am to take my very first kickboxing class at I Love Kickboxing, and it was a great reminder of how trying something new can be exhilarating and empowering.
I've realized that taking risks and betting on myself is crucial to my growth and success. If something feels like the right direction, I trust my instincts and go for it. Stepping out of my comfort zone and trying new things has given me tremendous rewards and helped me grow unexpectedly. Even when the outcome isn't what I anticipated, I know that taking a chance on myself is always worth it.
Keeping an open mind and being flexible is critical to staying young at heart and continuing to learn and grow. A growth mindset has been instrumental in my life. Therefore, when I encounter challenges or setbacks, I focus on learning the lesson and moving forward rather than dwelling on negativity.
Prioritizing myself and my goals has also been key to achieving success and feeling fulfilled. With a bit of ambition, self-love, and optimism, there is no limit to what I can achieve. Even when I face obstacles, I hold onto hope with a positive attitude and keep pushing forward.
Taking care of my body is essential for feeling youthful and vibrant. Eating a healthy diet, staying active, and practicing self-care are all important habits to maintain. And, of course, great skincare and getting facials when I can are vital for maintaining a youthful appearance and feeling confident.
Being present with loved ones is something I've come to appreciate more and more. Spending time with family and great friends is precious, and I never want to take those moments for granted. However, it's also important to be selective with friends, as we are the sum of the people we spend the most time with.
As I continue to navigate my journey, I'm excited for all that is yet to come. I'm grateful for the lessons I've learned and the opportunities that lie ahead. With a growth mindset, a commitment to self-care, and a supportive network of loved ones, I can achieve anything I set my mind to. My hope is that these thoughts are a good reminder to you on your journey as we journey together. Thank you for being a part of my life and helping me celebrate this milestone birthday. Here's to another year of growth, learning, and joy!