How can midlife possibly be boring???
What I’ve heard from clients….
They finally broke free from the J.O.B., ditching the demanding schedule.
Their kids are finally off the pay roll and living productive lives.
They’ve planned for retirement and can finally breathe a sigh of relief.
So… why does their new found freedom possibly feel empty, lonely or boring?
What piques your curiosity?
I like to say that an empty nest is not boring because I live there. Jeff won’t have to worry about a boring retirement. There will always be a constant flow of ideas demanding his energy.
I’ve been binge watching a YouTube channel, Roots and Refuge. This sweet couple is living their dream publicly and sharing what they know about homesteading.
This piqued my curiosity. I wonder why I had never saved seeds? Could this help me expand my garden? These questions led to designing a new garden for all my new seeds and propagations.
Guess what Jeff was doing this weekend????
Let loose your playfulness
Has your curiosity led you down a yellow brick road lately?
From Dr. Christiane Northrup’s book Goddesses Never Age, around age 60 women’s fertility stops being about having children and starts being about what she can create for herself and for those around her.
“They’re exuberant about life and they let loose their curiosity and playfulness.” Dr. Northrup
How do you let playfulness and curiosity loose? Here are a few ideas that came to mind….
- Don’t wait to have a little one in tow to visit the museum or zoo.
- Join a Meet-up group (from eating out to fasting challenges)
- Get a library card
- Plan solo travel – I’ve done this in Costa Rica!
- Take dancing lessons
- Learn to cook an exotic meal
- Start a home apothecary (endless discoveries with this one!)
- Take an interest in your genealogy
- Invite an acquaintance to lunch or coffee
- Attempt a cartwheel in the back yard (yep I occasionally do this to see if I still can)
Let me know if you either tried one or thought of one of your own!
How can I help?
“Curiosity is the insubordination in its purest form.” Vladimir Nabokov
Still feeling stuck in boredom? I can help you rebel from that mindset!
I offer several tools to get reacquainted with your youthful imagination.
*Take advantage of my free guide, Rise Above Your Own Midlife BS. I wanted to create a guide for women who think they are too old to change or create something completely different.
*Get your copy of my recently published journal on Amazon, The Four Stages Of Reinvention. This journal will help you discover there are predictable phases of change and build a road map for your future.
*Take advantage of personalized coaching with me. Not sure what that entails? I invite you to find out if coaching is a good fit for you by scheduling a consultation. Simply go to my calendar and pick a date/time that works for you.
Here’s to letting loose curiosity and playfulness, and yellow brick roads!
And the birds fluttered around her writing “YES” in the sky