I could make this a really short post. I could just say I’m going to see Bon Jovi this year. And Pink. Oh, AND Aerosmith. In Las Vegas, obviously. And we got tickets for Hugh Jackman’s Live Tour which apparently we’re only going to if I promise not to get my melons out as a way of attracting his attention…
I mean, the above ALONE is why 2019 is going to be nothing other than awesome. But really, people always focus on the year that they turn a big milestone birthday. I don’t want to wait until I’m 40 to be all kinds of fabulous, it’s going to start today (well, it actually started on December 20th 2018 but I was still 38 then so it doesn’t quite count).
And just how is this best year ever business going to manifest itself I hear you ask? I’m not entirely sure I have all the answers to that, but becoming self-employed is definitely key. Yesterday I was travelling back to London from the wonderful Body & Mind Reboot location in Bedfordshire where I’ve been since Friday, reviewing their 3-day retreat programme (full blog post to come soon). Two other ladies on the train back with me were both heading to their office jobs and it made me so grateful, a million times over, that I’m no longer trapped in that hamster wheel.
I feel like I’ve reached a new point in my life. A place where I entirely believe in the Universe and being open to opportunities and change. There is simply no room for negativity because I spent a lot of 2018 in a dark place and hated it, and the person I became. Now it’s all about saying yes. Of trying new things, going on new adventures, building a wonderful life for Pete and my fur babies who are my entire world. I couldn’t be where I am today without him, his never-ending support, the yin to my yang.
It’s about going to spend next Monday with my best friend who I haven’t seen in over a year because I can, without thinking about taking a day off. I’ll simply get some work done on Sunday instead. It’s about signing up to a 5k run in a couple of weeks which runs the streets of London at 7am, because why not? It’s about feeling grateful and happy every single day but also acknowledging that I bloody deserve this. I spent nearly 16 years in full-time employment where the longest I ever took off in that 16 years was 2 weeks at a time. And that only happened 3 times! Isn’t that CRAZY? I know that’s so typical the world over, but whether male or female, most of us have some time out either to raise a family or switch jobs/change careers.
So 39. The last year of my 30’s which has easily been my most favourite decade so far. I don’t know what lies ahead but all I do know is that when my ‘Happy 40th Birthday’ post goes live in a year’s time from the Maldives, I’ll look back at this post and say ‘yep Lins, you really did ace it’.