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#midlifeadventures Archives - Living Forward
  • Adventurer,  Midlife Women,  The Nine Facets

    Three Unexpected Life Lessons I Learned Traveling

    “Travel is rich with learning opportunities and the ultimate souvenir is a broader perspective.” —Rick Steves I rolled my red carry-on up the steps into the house after our two-week vacation in Portugal and Barcelona. I walked through the house, opened up doors and windows to clear out the stale air, plopped the suitcase on the bed, and promptly unpacked. Dirty clothes in the hamper, shoes in the closet, toiletries in the bathroom, and the suitcase put away ready for the next trip. Years of travel and my return ritual is much the same. Tired but hyped up from the long flight, I always believe using energy when it shows…

  • Adventurer,  Midlife Women,  The Nine Facets,  Women Over 50

    Say YES! Add Adventure to Jump Start Your Life

    “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for a newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Last year, a close friend said YES to a life adventure after two emotionally tough years. The grief from the loss of her longtime partner, combined with the collective world pandemic, had left her emotionally exhausted. She traveled to the East Coast to visit friends, and while there, one of her friends had just taken an assignment in LA. Right then, she offered to sublet her NYC apartment for a year. When my friend called me to discuss…

  • #microblogMonday,  Adventurer

    MicroblogMonday #27 Adjusting to the Winds of Change

    “When the winds of life change, adjust your sails and modify your course.” Even the best of plans require adjustments along the way. Unanticipated events, new and better information, unexpected obstacles, and other outside forces often require we make changes. Redefining our goal demands flexibility and revision of the initial plan. Sometimes we become so determined and single-minded, we lose sight of the “why” we are doing something. The ability to adapt is an evolutionary requirement if we are to survive and thrive. We cannot change the wind or other forces of nature, but as a seasoned sailor will tell you, adjusting the sail to the prevailing conditions will allow…