I turned 38 this October. Being in my late 30’s is exciting to me, but yet anxious (2 more years and counting, pushing for 40’s). I am thankful and grateful for so many things in my life, including my loved ones and friends. However, as a human being, I often look at things I haven’t accomplished yet, personally and professionally.
For my 38th birthday, my husband and I went to India for the first time, and stayed at a remote yoga and meditation eco-resort in Kerala, India.
Reconnecting our souls to our minds and bodies, I enjoyed the daily discipline – 4 hours of yoga, meditation, and vegetarian meals. Every day at the resort, we lived simply, ate healthy, and laughed loudly. It was pure living and happiness.
I can’t remember who said this quote, “In your 20’s, you live for others; in your 30’s, you live for career; in your 40’s, you live for self.”
In my 38th year, I am excited about learning more about myself each day, by leaning in and centering while continuing working on things that I am passionate about. In these 2 years prior to my 40’s, I am taking advantages of time, my able-body, and willing mind, to give it all I can.
Will it make me happy and joyful? I am not sure yet. But one thing I am sure is that in my 40’s, I will be living for self, smiling, and satisfied.
“We, as human beings, are meant for infinite. True happiness are within ourselves … kindness and love.” – Desmond Tutu and Dalai Lama