The A-Z Challenge ~ Why Midlife's Fabulous ~ Zest for Life


Living with Zest isn't about finding a "thing", but rather it's about finding yourself. It's about discovering who you truly are and igniting something within you that wants to know more and discover more. It's about being the real you and not the person who is trying to please everybody else.

No matter how much money you have, or how many toys you own, if you haven't looked inside yourself and found out what really makes you tick, then you're going to have trouble finding that kernel of zest you need to thrive. When you know what makes your heart beat faster and who the honest and authentic "you" is then you find so many things that engage you and bring out a zeal for living.


How can you not have a zest for life once you discover the person you are meant to be? How can you not want to engage with other people and bounce ideas off each other and get absorbed in what life has to offer? How can you not want to find out more? How can you settle for one aspect of life to be passionate about when there is so much more to what makes up the person you are becoming?


Lets find out what engages our soul, who we are, and what our hearts hold dear. Lets strive for becoming the best person we are capable of being and then sharing that with others. Lets make genuine connections and be open to others. Lets find out who we are and become passionate advocates for others who are doing the same thing. It's not about what you have, it's about who you are becoming - that's when you truly experience a zest for life!

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

If you'd like to read more about Living with Zest and purpose you can go HERE or HERE.

And so endeth the 2017 A to Z Challenge on Why Midlife's Fabulous - hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. And thank you so much to those who took the time to connect and leave a comment xxx

I'll be back on Monday with my normal posts and it would be lovely to have you join me. Just to finish with a flourish - here's a little thank you video from me - if you can't see it here, I'll be posting it on my FB page - if you haven't liked my page yet feel free to hit the FB Like button or to subscribe with your email in my sidebar. Thanks everyone!

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  1. Congrats on finishing the challenge! I've enjoyed your posts and the mid-life topics that they've touched on. Clearly you've found your zest for life :) WeekendsInMaine

  2. I love that quote by Rumi - it's my tagline on my poetry blog. Very nice meeting you through the AtoZ. I loved your series and posts and I'm following you via email.

    Suzy at Someday Somewhere - Zeal

  3. Wonderful post to wrap up this A-Z challenge! Go for the Zest!

    I found out that in order to find out who I am I need to be alone. Actually I felt a bit deserted (alright, I got dumped) but it ended up being a gift. I learned that I don't need anybody to make me happy but myself.

    Thanks for your farewell video, I just LOVE your Aussie accent, mate! Hope to keep in touch!

  4. I've spent a great deal of time reading positive life-affirming posts such as yours during this challenge, Leanne, and I have to say that they have inspired a huge amount of guilt and uncertainty in me. maybe that's step 1 to being my best self. Or maybe this is just as good as I get.
    Thank you so much for having visited me on The Rock during the April challenge. All you serious more-professional-type bloggers are so much more focussed and driven than I. So thank you.

  5. Congratulations on acing another challenge, Leanne. I love how your words reflect who you are.

  6. Fabulous quote! There is joy in so many things. Congratulations on another successful A to Z Challenge, Leanne. Love the video!

  7. So, I'm going to be humming Lust for Life for the rest of the day - letter of the day notwithstanding. I have really enjoyed the overall theme of being happy with yourself and working to find your happiness that has come through all your posts. Not always working to please others - yes please! - It's a great place to be. Congrats on completing the challenge. - Louise

  8. Thank you for the wonderful posts. I didn't get to read all of them but now that A to Z is over perhaps I will have some time. I enjoyed seeing (and hearing) your video; perhaps I can post a video and you, in turn, can get to hear my wonderful New York City accent. Hey, why not for the retrospective post that should be upcoming sometime in May? (I promise I won't sing.) Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

  9. Well done on finishing with such an inspiring post!

  10. Thank you Leanne for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

  11. I lost my zest for some reason in the past few weeks, but guess this post makes me want to be the old me. Thanks for sharing. It means a lot to read these

    Thank you for regularly dropping by my blog. Congrats on finishing the A to Z Challenge. Every post was wonderful

    A to Z Reflections: Looking Back In Time

  12. Leanne, this post is just what I needed this morning! I'm going to aim for a little more zest this week! Must read the previous posts you linked to as well.

  13. Congratulations for completing the A to Z Challenge, and thank you for sharing your insights. Enjoyed your posts!

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: Zagnut

  14. Fabulous quote and great ending to the challenge. #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’ve shared your post on social media.

  15. You made it all the way to "Z"! And, "zest for life" was the perfect way to finish your challenge. Congrats! Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I'm sharing your post on social media.

  16. Congratulations on successfully completing the A-Z challenge, Leanne! I am very impressed by your ability to write and publish quality posts each day for an extended time. Well done!

  17. Excellent video Leanne you should do more! Thanks for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty and I look forward to May with you. I've pinned and shared.

  18. Great quote!
    Thank you for sharing on #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

  19. Oh how true Leanne - the heart wills and it moves! Thats what I have learnt in my journey of 42 years and am hoping this continues!!
    It was lovely connecting with you and reading your posts on a topic that not many write about but appeals to my heart! I loved finding the little nuggest of wisdoms in each of them and hope to imbibe them in my life.

    Congratulations for the challenge completion!!!!


  20. I'm back again! WOW! You finished the challenge and did great with it. You go girl! Loved seeing and hearing you on the video.

  21. Congratulations on completing the challenge. Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party.

  22. Congrats on finishing the challenge! I really enjoyed your theme :)

  23. Hi I'm Karine from Tropical Colours. I Came across your blog through Tamara's post. What a great post! I definitely look forward to reading more from you :)


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