So it came and went, the day I had been dreading for so long, my 59th Birthday. I often looked at people I knew and thought OMG they are sixty now, I’m so glad to be me, in my 20’s young and married with 2 children and a wonderful life, the world was my oyster. Then in my 30’s, I started a horse breeding farm in the West of Ireland, everything was seemingly perfect. On came the 40’s, not so young any more but with 4 children, dogs and horses, life was always far from dull. By this time, I was married for a second time and 1 had opened a children’s department store, not far from Dublin. In 2007, (moments before the financial crisis) we made a big move to Mallorca to be by my family and live the dream still further. My 50’s, the party continued but my 2nd marriage didn’t. With a change of direction, I ran a store designing and building furniture. This was a great life, sunshine, painting and plenty of Rose. Yes a new man and a new life but this life was not promised for long and so found myself making big decisions once again.
At this point, I no longer believed in myself. I wondered what it was that I was doing wrong, I was nearly 60 and still felt so ungrounded and unfulfilled, even though I have four amazing children and a wonderful life that was the envy of many. Sometimes it is important to realise that we are all different and we just have to follow our own path in life and it’s from what we learn along the way that allows us to accept who we are and understand more where we want to go.
Now I’m 59 and I would love to share my thoughts, dreams and plans going forwards. I always thought 60 was so far away but I was wrong. Now is the time to get it right and enjoy each moment for all that it offers. By sharing my experiences I hope to help others deal with their own barriers in life and how we must all realise that being 60 is only just the beginning. Please join me on this journey, I have so many plans and a Bucket list to complete! Maybe you are also in a similar position and I would love to hear your thoughts, so please check in for a chat whenever you want.
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