Friday, 28 April 2017

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ The "X" Factor

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ The "X" Factor

MIDLIFER "A" OR MIDLIFER "B"?

There are two types of Midlifer - those who are old before their time, grumpy and cranky, and always finding fault (they even have TV programs based on "Grumpy Old Men" and "Grumpy Old Women" - and these people aren't old - they're in Midlife!) Then there are those Midlifers who are vibrant, and busy, and involved, and smiling, and celebrating life - they have what I call "The "X" Factor".

Thursday, 27 April 2017

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Wisdom

 The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Wisdom


WISE WORDS

When I ask my husband what the benefits of getting older are, the answer he always comes up with is "wisdom" because it ties in so closely with life experiences gained from living long and well. Wisdom is such a valuable life skill and is a hard earned one. It comes from years of interacting with people, living through life's ups and downs and learning that there are not always black and white answers to all the questions that arise. 

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Volunteering

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Volunteering

A LITTLE BIT OF SPARE TIME

In Midlife you come up for a breath of air and realize that you have all you need and a little bit left over. For some that means they need to keep working until the little bit left over becomes a bigger and bigger bit......for others of us it means that we can slow down a little and look at how we can give something back.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ It's Under Estimated

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ It's Under Estimated

DON'T UNDER ESTIMATE WHAT MIDLIFE OFFERS

I always thought that being "Middle Aged" would be a dull and dreary time of life. I was so wrong because what I've found instead is that this stage of life, and who I am in the midst of it, is pretty darn fine. Midlifers like me have a lot to offer - we're not callow youths who have no life experience or wisdom. We're mature people who have lived and loved, worked and played, lost friends and found new ones, and the list goes on. We have so much life experience we hardly know what to do with it all!

Monday, 24 April 2017

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Time To Travel

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Time To Travel

MIDLIFE TRAVEL

Midlife is the time to go to all those places you have on your bucket list. You might not get to all of them straight away, but it's a great time to make a start and tick a few off. Living in Australia means that most overseas travel can involve long haul flights and lot of money. You can't pop across the Channel for a weekend in France or jump on a plane for a few days in sunny California. It takes a considerable amount of planning to launch off to one of these (very attractive) destinations.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Self Confidence

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Self Confidence


HAVING AN EPIPHANY

When I reached Midlife I had an epiphany of sorts as far as my relationship with myself went. I stopped seeing myself as middle aged, and settled and stuck, treading water in the same place, and started seeing a whole new person - someone who could stand alone if need be, someone who had a lot to offer, someone who had a brain and a heart, who had good friends and a great family network, who was a person in her own right......and I liked that person a lot.

Friday, 21 April 2017

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Retirement? What Retirement?

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Retirement???

TO RETIRE OR NOT TO RETIRE? THAT IS THE QUESTION

There comes a time in every Midlifer's life when the question about when to retire raises its confusing (and yet strangely alluring) head. We see some of our work colleagues taking the plunge and leaving the 9 -5 daily grind behind and heading into a lovely sunset of late morning sleep-ins and a lifelong holiday. The temptation is to follow them out the door and into a twilight of endless leisure.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Quotes About Midlife

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Quotes About Midlife


THE QUEEN OF QUOTES

Sometimes I look at my Pinterest Page and am a little amazed at the vast range of quotes I have collected over the years. There is something about a quote that succinctly sums up a thought or a feeling in a way we may not have been able to do on our own. I think I might just be the Queen of Quotes - a title I'm quite proud of really.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Ageing Parents

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Ageing Parents

PARENTING

Midlife brings with it a change in parenting. We spent 20+ years raising our children from babies into becoming capapble, self-sufficient adults. We breathed a sigh of relief as they launched themselves successfully into the world and thought we could sit back and rest on our laurels.

What we hadn't noticed during all the time we focused on our own little family, was that our parents were growing older. They went from being Midlifers to becoming "old people" while we were looking the other way.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Owning Who You Are

The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Owning Who You Are

WHO ARE YOU REALLY?

The world we live in tries to tell us how we should look, how we should think, how we should feel, and how we should behave. Often a shiny wrapper on the outside does its best to cover a not so lovely inside. People are so busy trying to impress others and trying to be what others expect that they forget who they truly are - or maybe they never found out in the first place.