Fiona After 40
I turned 40 last week. It was really no big deal. I had already had a bit of a mid-life crisis a year and half earlier; completely changing careers after 20+ years, and establishing a photography and design business. In fact, turning 40 was more of a reason for me to take a well-earned break, and escape to Melbourne for a week, where I didn't have to think about the day-to-day running of the business.
One thing that week in Melbourne did do, was make me realise that I am missing balance in my life. On the one hand, I have a nice successful little business where I am fortunate to be able to make enough money doing something I like doing. On the other, I have not been making enough time for my health, my relationships, or my home. I am so extremely grateful to have a husband that is so supportive of what I am doing and is quite the MasterChef, but it is also unfair of me to not do my bit around the home, particularly when he would also like the opportunity to change careers and have a job he loves.
So beings the blog. A journal of sorts. A place to write my goals, share my feelings, shout out my achievements, and be a little accountable for the many things I want to achieve in the second half of my life.
Hal Elrod's Miracle Morning was recommended to me after I was telling a friend about my wanting to have a consistent routine when waking each morning that included meditation, yoga/stretching, and exercise. Hal's life S.A.V.E.R.S are exactly the type of thing I was looking for, and I have slowly started implementing them each morning. I am generally one of those 'all or nothing' type of people, so I am actively starting slow, and adding a little bit each day.
If you did somehow manage to find this blog (it's on my business website but with no active links), feel free to follow along. My writing skills are such that I can't promise it will be super interesting. In fact, some days you may be bored senseless. But in all honesty, this blog is for me. Allowing me to get some of the stuff endlessly looping around in my brain, keeping me awake at night, out on 'paper'.