MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #5

Midlife - Share The Love Link Party - an exclusive party for Midlife Bloggers


WELCOME

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 5! It's been great to have so many wonderful Midlife bloggers linking up and then commenting on, and sharing each other's posts. It gives me such a boost seeing Midlifers supporting and encouraging each other's blogging journey.

This is a place where we help each other to grow our page views. We are VERY focused on finding Midlife Lifestyle bloggers who want to be part of a proactive group. If you're unsure if this is for you then please have a read of my intro post that explains what it's all about before you link a post and then follow the Guidelines.

WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT FEBRUARY?

According to the internet, February's a pretty boring month - but not in our house

A SPECIAL MONTH 

A few weeks ago I was wondering what to write about for February - I looked all over the place for inspiration and found.....crickets......nobody seems to have much to say about February at all. However, I did find one little quote from Jerry Della Femina that said:

"Why do all our friends and relatives destroy the Summer for us? 
Why can't they get married in February?"

SUCCUMBING TO THE FITNESS TRACKER CRAZE

Have you thought about whether a fitness tracker would work for you? - I was surprised by mine

FADS AND CRAZES

I have a real thing about not getting sucked into the latest fad or phase or craze that is currently swirling around the world. I've resisted so many one-minute-wonders because I hate throwing money away on something that isn't going to last more than 5 minutes.

I've resisted "cold shoulder" tops, mixing patterns in my outfits, fidget spinners, kale smoothies, keto diets, thermomixes, quinoa (I still can't even pronounce it!), and numerous other fads I've seen people get immersed in. Up until now that has also included the ubiquitous fitness tracker that you wear on your wrist.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #4

Midlife - Share The Love Link Party - an exclusive party for Midlife Bloggers


WELCOME

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 4! This is a party that's about generously supporting and encouraging each other's blogging journey.

We are VERY focused on finding Midlife Lifestyle bloggers who want to be part of a proactive group who care about each other and are interested in connecting and supporting each other. If you're unsure if this is for you then please have a read of my intro post that explains things in more detail.

WHY ARE GRANDMOTHERS ALWAYS "OLD"?

Why are all grandmothers depicted as "old"? We're still young and rocking Midlife
Photo by Alex Harvey on Unsplash

WHY ARE WE "OLD"?

Have you noticed that social media always seems to portray grandmothers as being "old"? Where did that idea come from and why hasn't the grandmother image morphed to keep up with the times? I don't know a single "old" grandmother - and I know plenty of grandmothers.

All the grandmothers I know are rocking Midlife and are looking young, fit and fabulous. A lot are still working, and the ones who've retired are out travelling, volunteering, coffee-ing, golfing, blogging, and goodness knows what else-ing! We aren't sitting in rocking chairs knitting sweaters and darning socks for the family - we're way too busy to be doing that!

DO WE ONLY GET ONE GIFT IN LIFE?

Do we only get one gift in life? Maybe life is an Easter egg hunt with new discoveries along the way.

A ONE OFF GIFT?

 A while ago I saw a quote that got me thinking. The quote was: "Everyone Is Giftedbut Some People Never Open Their Package" and although it sounded very profound, I stopped and ran it through my head one more time and started to question the whole premise of only being given one gift in life.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #3

Midlife - Share The Love Link Party - an exclusive party for Midlife Bloggers


WELCOME

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 3! It's been great to have so many wonderful Midlife bloggers linking up and then commenting on, and sharing each other's posts. It gives me such a boost personally (and on my page!) and I hope those who join in feel the same - because it's all about supporting and encouraging each other's blogging journey.



This is a place where we help each other to grow our page views. We are VERY focused on finding Midlife Lifestyle bloggers who want to be part of a proactive group who care about each other and are interested in connecting and supporting each other. If you're unsure if this is for you then please have a read of my intro post that explains what it's all about.

HOW TO FIND BALANCE IN YOUR LIFE (PART 3)

The third in a three part series on finding balance in your life based on a Charlotte Freeman quote
Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash

FINDING BALANCE PART 3

Last week I shared Part 1 and Part 2 of a quote from Charlotte Freeman that gave some great suggestions on how to find balance - and consequently some contentment and happiness - in life. This is the third (and last) part of my series - where I'm sharing how her thoughts intersect with Midlife and trying to get the balance right.

HOW TO FIND BALANCE IN YOUR LIFE (PART 2)

The second in a three part series on finding balance in your life based on a Charlotte Freeman quote
Photo by Utomo Hendra Saputra on Unsplash

FINDING BALANCE PART 2

On Monday I shared Part 1 of a quote from Charlotte Freeman that gave some great suggestions on how to find balance - and consequently some contentment and happiness - in life. This is the second part (of a three part series) where I am sharing how her thoughts intersect with Midlife and trying to get the balance right.

MIDLIFE SHARE THE LOVE LINK PARTY #2

Midlife - Share The Love Link Party - an exclusive party for Midlife Bloggers


WELCOME

Welcome to our EXCLUSIVE Midlife Share The Love Link Party Number 2! Our first party last week was a roaring success with so many great bloggers linking up and then commenting on, and sharing each other's posts. It gave me such a boost personally (and on my page!) and I hope those who joined in felt the same - because it's all about supporting and encouraging each other's blogging journey.

This is a place where we help each other to grow our page views. We are VERY focused on finding Midlife Lifestyle bloggers who want to be part of a proactive group who care about each other and are interested in connecting and supporting each other. If you're unsure if this is for you then please have a read of my intro post that explains what it's all about.

HOW TO FIND BALANCE IN YOUR LIFE (PART 1)

The first in a three part series on finding balance in your life based on a Charlotte Freeman quote
Photo by Julia Caesar on Unsplash

IT'S ALL ABOUT BALANCE

Last Thursday, when I wrote about losing my happiness I realized that part of the problem was that I'd lost the balance I had in my life. Some areas had been completely swamped and were drowning out other aspects and dragging me down.

Recently I read a quote from Charlotte Freeman that gave some great suggestions on how to find balance again - and consequently some contentment and happiness. I've been striving so hard and not really getting very far. Where has the serenity gone? Where has the simplicity of just being in the moment gone? How do I find balance in my life again?

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR HAPPINESS?

What do you do when you lose your happiness? How do you find it again?

ASKING THE BIG QUESTION

I mentioned in my Goodbye to 2017 post that I had struggled with a couple of things last year - my job, and a falling out with a person I was very close to. Both of these upsets caused me a great deal of heartache and stress - there were many times when I was quite teary and genuinely unhappyI struggled with coming to terms with my lack of ability to find balance in my life, and a to be in a good place with both areas. The big question was - How did I lose my happiness?