North of Norway

“The true measure of your potential is not the height of the peak you’ve reached, but how far you’ve climbed to get there” – Adam Grant, author.

Perimenopause and menopause mark change, an ideal time maybe to take stock re-evaluate, our health, well-being, career, passions or even purpose.

Circumstances might be challenging, you could be a carer looking after loved ones, relatives or teenagers. Divorced, single, rekindling your relationship now your kids have flown the nest or in a new relationship. Suffered loss, grieving. Whatever the challenge or challenges we’re not unscathed but changed if only slightly, sometimes creating a new version of ourselves.

We’ve all experienced great joy and disappointments. Were they really disappointments, or an outcome was just not as expected. What would you like your second half to look like? Are you living your best life? Have you reached your full potential?

  • Know what works for you
  • Be flexible
  • Be prepared to pivot
  • Know your non negotiable
  • Find what gives you joy
  • No one is ever ready, just go for it
  • Keep new ideas close to your chest, this way you avoid naysayers

I feel intensely grateful and lucky to be where I am now. My non-negotiable remained clear, some may think this approach selfish, however I know what works for me. Living my truth works best for me, makes me happy, fulfilled and as a result those around me.

Joie de vivre

I was listening to a podcast the other day where the guest spoke about her loss of ‘joie de vivre’ since reaching midlife. Menopause impacted her life in negative ways, thankfully she found help. She wasn’t clinically depressed however somehow her va-va-voom, zest and joyfulness had somehow escaped her. She couldn’t recall when it happened, there was no defining time or place. I’m convinced her spark was still there waiting to be ignited.

“The 40s and beyond are all you were meant to be.”

Are you living your best life?

One response to “Midlife”

  1. Maggie-clur avatar

    Very nice food for thought there Sandra!! Sometimes, especially when u have family (and personality of a labrador!) it is hard to put yourself first and stick with your boundaries. That’s a continual work in progress for me. On those days where I dip a little, I now understand what’s necessary to bring back a bit of mojo!!

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