Bonjour, my friends! Today is my 50th birthday! It’s a big deal, at least it is to me. 50 trips around the sun. I’ve come to an end, which is now another beginning. “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Closing Time – Semisonic
I’m not one to fret aging. It’s a privilege. I love life. I want to live it out loud, to the fullest. I want to do more than just scratch the surface! So, what’s next? I’m not sure, but I know healing must be involved, on many levels. I need to allow myself proper rest. I’ve been trying; now I need more doing. I must take inspired action. My 40s were not kind to me regarding my health. And deep down, to my very core, I know if I don’t make changes, necessary changes, my health will not get better. This concerns me, and is not acceptable.
My journey to 50 has been one that I would have never imagined for myself. So much of it seemed out of my control, especially my younger years. Now my life is becoming more created than reactionary. These next 50 years will be quite different. I plan to see to it, to allow it. My life, my choices, my decisions. And even when I can’t control a circumstance, I can and must control how I react. That, for me, is a challenge to my redheaded, Leo self. One I must learn to master. Sigh…Rome wasn’t built in a day…
I want to share a quote shared by a friend whom I admire greatly …
A day so happy. Fog lifted early, I worked in the garden. Hummingbirds were stopping over honeysuckle flowers. There was no thing on earth I wanted to possess. I knew no one worth my envying him. Whatever evil I had suffered, I forgot. To think that once I was the same man did not embarrass me. In my body I felt no pain. When straightening up, I saw the blue sea and sails. _Czeslaw Milosz contributed by Anna Lovind
Beautiful words to ponder, yes?
And, incase you hadn’t noticed, I’ve changed the name of my blog. Selfie Notes no longer honors or serves the woman I am, the woman I’m becoming, the woman I want to be. Season of Ease honors more the life I am cultivating and creating. Ease certainly does not mean easy. Ease simply means taking inspired action without all the drama (thanks Tonya Leigh and SCS), while incorporating elegance and style. It’s a mindset, a lifestyle. And this is the season of my life when I can take all the wisdom, all the knowledge, all the love I’ve gathered or been given and offer it to myself each day. Offer it to myself in a loving way like I would my lover. I must commit and stay committed to myself.
So today I celebrate! I celebrate moi! I celebrate my life lived and my life I’m creating with ease…and I’m excited to see what the future holds!!!