Well another year is coming to a close and I wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who have supported me and my blog, Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond.
I will be coming up to three years of blogging and at times have felt, (like most bloggers) is it worth it? However, the beautiful and encouraging comments I receive and the connections I make through blogging does make my life richer.
So at this time of year I’d like to reflect on my 2017 which for me was a wonderful year.
Reflections on a Fabulous Year 2017
MY WORD FOR THE YEAR 2017
Each year, I select a word that I want my life to centre around. In 2016 it was Balance and in 2017 it was Simplify. In January, I decided that life was just getting too complicated and I wasn’t enjoying my retirement. I was filling up my days just to fill time and blogging and social media was taking over my life.
I concentrated on getting back to the simple life and found that my life was still full – BUT – with meaningful things to enrich my life.
Minding my darling grandson, Ethan each Wednesday was a highlight of each week where I just stopped and enjoyed the time with him. It is amazing how children live in the moment and I learned so much from him this year.
CELEBRATING LIFE AND TURNING 60
2017 was the year I celebrated my 60th birthday starting with a party organised by my darling husband and daughter. This was such a lovely afternoon spent with family and friends.
My celebrations continued with a trip to Spain and Italy. A dream both Mike and I have had for over 20 years was to visit Spain and finally we did.
I started volunteering at my MILs aged care home and enriched my life even more. Spending time with the elderly taught me that life is there to be lived and you are never too old to enjoy your life. Giving of your time is such a rewarding experience.
I also found great joy in participating in the #itsinthebag campaign through Share the Dignity. Putting together a bag full of toiletries and goodies for women in crisis.
LOOKING FORWARD TO 2018 at Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond
2018 is shaping up to be another exciting year and now that I have found BALANCE and SIMPLIFIED my life I’m ready to THRIVE!
‘THRIVE ‘ will be my word for 2018 and I am excited to share that each week on the blog I will be having a guest author to write about their thoughts on ‘Over 50 & Thriving’. This is such a fabulous time of life and I’m looking forward to sharing these wonderful women and their perspectives with you in the ‘Over 50 & Thriving’ Series. I would love you to subscribe so you don’t miss a post – just click here.
Will you select a Word for the Year? Why not THRIVE with me and share our journey?
INTRODUCING A NEW MIDLIFE LIFESTYLE LINK UP
I will also be starting a new Midlife Lifestyle Link Up each Wednesday with my friend from Leanne at Cresting the Hill. This will be a small link up exclusively for Midlife bloggers who write about similar things to Leanne and I. More to come on that in the New Year. However, if you aren’t sure what a link party is, or why you don’t have to be a blogger to read them, then read my post that I recently wrote for Shirley at Write to Inspire – Link Parties and Why they are Good for Bloggers & Readers.
MY WISH FOR YOU ALL
I have loved each blog that I have written for you this year and hope that you have enjoyed reading them. My goal is always to encourage and inspire YOU – beautiful women Over 50 who want to be fit, fabulous, healthier and happier.
So as I close for the year, I want to wish each and every one of you as readers and blogging friends a joyous Festive Season and enjoy this magical time to create memories with family and friends.
I will be taking a break and will return on 7th January. I’m looking forward to another fabulous year with you all. My last post will be this coming Thursday 21st December, where I’m sharing my Summer Bucket List with you.
Until next time…..
Let’s Keep Sizzling in 2018!