I turned 40 yesterday – yeah yeah yeah – Life begins at 40 and all that stuff. That isn’t really what I anticipated. I wanted to enjoy my 40’s, having been through a rough period in my 30’s (and 20’s), so maybe it does begin at 40. I just need to sort out things in my life… still.
But anyway, for my 40th birthday, I had some magnets made up – which have an eagle on them, and Stretch Out And Risk (SOAR). My husband wanted to know why I chose this. He doesn’t really want me taking too many risks at the moment, but I told him what I am going to tell you now:
It isn’t about throwing myself out of a plan or abseiling or rock climbing, it is more about stepping outside of my comfort zone and actually taking a risk with it.
Like my plan this year, to be published. If I don’t manage to get it done via traditional publishing methods, then I will self publish, and get an ebook out there. I know I have support from one of my writer friends who is also self published, and no doubt, others will encourage me also.
I am also doing a proof reading course – which will benefit my writing hopefully, but I also want to perhaps start a new business doing this on a more professional basis. I will have to see how it goes for me, but I want to start making some changes in my life – start taking back my power, and doing things that I want to do.
Another goal this year, is to get my motorbike up and running. It is currently unregistered and unwarranted, and needs to be certified and re-VIN-ed in order for the bike to be road worthy. I want to get out and about and visiting and seeing the world.
So this year is about SOARing for me, taking a step outside of my comfort zone – even in a child like step and start something new.