My 40th Birthday. 40 Good Deeds.

A Birthday shout out to all who are turning the “BIG 4-0” this year!!

Live the life that makes you happy and be free!

Turning 40 doesn’t feel or seem as old as I thought it would when I was in my 20s.  Yes I felt pains and aches back when, but  now they are just the same only magnified just a bit louder then they used to be. LOL. I still feel youthful though. I still feel and act like a kid at times too. However, I do feel and see the difference in maturity and awareness than I did my 20s. Leading up to my 40s, life is shifting into a more intentional and purposeful one.

I originally thought about having this big celebratory “Masque” party for my 40th Birthday.  I wanted to party it up and be the center of attention. Who usually doesn’t, right?  However, I was already fabricating in my head, because I am such a procrastinator, everyone rejecting me.  Then my pity party synced in too. I started feeling sorry for myself because I am not in a relationship where I didn’t have to plan my own birthday because my partner would have been doing this for me. On the other hand, if not a partner then a family member or a friend could be thoughtful enough to want to plan something big for me since it is my “4oth Birthday.” Hello! But as I was get trying to figure out what I wanted to do for my BIG 4-0, a party just didn’t sound so interesting anymore.

Tony Robbins states, “Emotion is created by Motion” which means, “the way you move determines the way you feel.” http://bit.ly/2oS2ci9

“The way you feel emotionally affects the way you feel physically. The reverse is true. When you are moved physically, you are moved emotionally, too. How you move affects the way you think, feel, and behave. Movements such as running, clapping or jumping alter your body’s chemistry. Change the way you move, and you will change your feelings.”  NLP – Motivational

I want to feel ALIVE, ENERGETIC, JOYFUL, & PASSIONATE. So I am making my move! One of my goals these days is to live life intentionally. Therefore, I decided to take this milestone birthday and put it into ACTION.  For one whole year, from this birthday, 4/26/17 till next year’s birthday, 4/26/18, I will be doing “40 Good Deeds”.  I will be “Paying it forward”.  Whether it’s small or big, one-on-one, in a group or for humanity I will lend a hand and give back to my community. Along the way, I will be blogging about my journey and share them with you as well.

Jennifer Lopez said in her book True Love, “In your 20s you think you know everything. In your 30’s you find out you know nothing. And in your 40s you realize you’re not perfect and that’s OK.”

Thank you.

Love & Happiness.

Xo


 

 

Hello World!

Trust Your Journey

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you are not.”

~Unknown~

 

Do you “Trust Your Journey”?

I have wanted to start a blog for quite some time but I was not sure what to write about.  Last night, while tossing and turning and head spinning, “Trust Your Journey” popped into my head and remembered that I have this cup sitting in my cubicle at work that say’s on one side “Trust Your Journey” and on the other side is says “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you are not.”~Unknown~.

I decided that this would be my first topic to start out on many blog conversations to come.

My mom had bought me this cup a couple years ago in a cute boutique store in Cape May, NJ.  She said this was a perfect cup for me and had to buy it. She’s usually always right! Grrr LOL. I do second guess my abilities a lot. Always have. It is one of my defaults. I try many things in life but never fully engage in its fullest potential because FEAR holds me back. I’ve done this far too long and it is time to stop “HOLDING BACK.”

It is very intimidating to put words out into the world and wonder what people will say.  Everyone is a critic, including myself.  Heck we are all our worst critics’ right? Being our own personal critic seems to be ok at times but never someone else’s. If it is a bad one we automatically become defensive. I took off from work on a Friday recently to spend quality time with my mom and my son in NYC. As I was explaining to her about wanting to live a flexible lifestyle and wanting to learn more about becoming an entrepreneur, my mom said to me “You have to learn to accept criticism good or bad, and not get defensive about it if that’s what you want.” Moreover, for some reason it stuck. So today and every day I welcome criticism with open wholeheartedness.  Good or bad criticism can only help you in your journey.

In a couple of weeks, I will be turning 40 years old. I am not afraid of my age; in fact, I am embracing it!  I think it is awesome when someone asks me how old I am. The reactions I get are priceless! However, I am afraid of not becoming the person I know I can be.  So this will be my turning point in life.  I’ve lived far too many years with just getting by. It has been fun and easy; up to now!

I vow through this blog to “Trust My Journey” with the universe by my side to help me transform into the person I want to be. Confident, Free, Clear & live the Abundant Life.

Thank you.

Stay Tuned for many more post to come.

Love,

Gwendolyne Marie