Rejoicing in the Freedom of Love
I’ve always loved my birthday month. May is such a beautiful time of the year. I enjoy the excitement in the air. Everyone starts to come out of their homes from the long winter. Trees and flowers start blooming. Kids are finishing up school. Just so much is happening during this time of the year. I just love it.
Turning 49 definitely introduces a variety of emotions. One minute you’re missing your “youthful” days and the next you’re in awe over the fact that you’re thiiis close to turning the BIG 50. I find it surreal that I’ve reached this point in my life.
So after some heartfelt reflection on this birthday, I’ve decided to look at it as an opportunity to start fresh. I’m looking at this next year as a transitional year. One where I let go of old stories and limiting beliefs. In other words, the woulda, coulda, shoulda list of things that I’ve been holding onto for years and the fear-based mistakes I made in my younger years. It’s time to move on.
So what do I want from this next year?
I want to live FREELY. (Not like the way I lived in my 20s. That was a different kind of freedom.) The freedom I speak of now is freedom from myself. There’s just so much I don’t need to worry about anymore. It’s time to close the book on some of the historical moments in my life that don’t serve me and cherish the ones that do. The memories that make me whole and give me the inner strength I need to rely on.
Choosing LOVE over limiting beliefs is the only choice for me at this point in my life. And that feels damn good.
Limiting beliefs are tricky. They fool you into thinking they’re helping and protecting you. But, really, they aren’t doing anything for you. When we hold onto them, they become excuses for not trying and we see ourselves as insignificant. Our true creative nature is shaded by clouds of uncertainty. Well, I’m done with that!
It sure feels so, so good to finally feel the way I do. I’m grateful for bringing more and more love and creativity to my life. It’s time to make creative space, seek growth, and carve new paths.
By choosing love I’m rejoicing in the parts of my life that uplift me the most. And I encourage you to do the same. I truly believe that at whatever stage you are in, in your life, you CAN find the parts that you feel most grateful for and those parts will bring LIGHT to your life.
What do I want from the next chapters?
Lot’s of LOVE. Not that I don’t already have love. I’m surrounded by it. But I want the kind of love where I’m free of my ego, my fears, my limiting beliefs. It’s my goal to not be hung up on my past. The choices I did or didn’t make in my youth. The paths I did or didn’t go down. It’s time to let all that go, finally.
Do I have a plan? No, not really. I think I’m gonna take it day-by-day. Gonna keep learning, meditating, exercising, laughing, loving, and breaking down those limiting beliefs.
So, I’m celebrating this birthday with freedom to LOVE. It’s by far the best gift I could ever give myself and those in my life. xo. Beth
Now it’s your turn. How have you handled your milestone birthdays? Leave a comment below.