I never got caught up in getting older, as a matter of fact ~ I looked forward to it. Something about turning 50 this year was different. It certified me as a woman whose wisdom and life experiences are more than I imagined. I’ve always been one to encourage, be that shoulder you could cry on, tell me something in confidence, but when I reflect on things, something I do all the time, everything I ever wanted and desired for my life has always been within my reach. I didn’t achieve them all, not by a long shot, but for the most part I did reach for them. There are still several things that I want to do that is within my reach.
Taking my blog to the next level is within my reach. I am the one holding me back, but I’m gonna start to research putting ads on my blog and doing some guest blogging. I plan to start looking for a new job next year, that’s within my reach and a true hustle. Looking for a full-time job is no joke.
I’ve done so much in my life, lived in different cities, been married a few times, experienced joy, heartache, success and failures. Always within my reach has been my desires and plans, right there where I can grab them. Just there, still reaching for my goals, expanding my horizon. I always ask God to challenge me, when I’m settling or having a hard time in a situation. I keep reaching, even at this time in my life when I’ve been struggling lately. I don’t give up hope or trying to reach those goals.
My husband has been a wonderful friend, love and partner. He has challenged me to reach beyond my normal aspirations. Sometimes I feel he reaches out of my comfort zone, but it’s always with our plans in mind. Comfort zones and security is something I always keep within my reach, I’ll admit that. I have always wanted to have a secure life, haven’t been much of a risk taker when it comes to finances. I’ve been blessed with good jobs, so when I agreed to relocate to St Louis in 2010 I was out of my comfort zone, but I needed a change.
Loving my hair in it’s natural texture is within my reach. I am totally enjoying the transformation of watching my hair grow and embrace it’s texture. It has really grown this year, very proud of it. I know, it’s not for everyone but it’s perfect for me.
Being happy is also with our reach, and I chose to be happy. That’s very important. Happiness, love, truth, security, family, career are well within my reach….and I’m good with that.