Turning 40 has had a profound impact on me, and how I think about my life. I know it’s just a number, but it’s one that reminds me that time is marching by and there are so many things in life that I really want to experience. My goals in life aren’t about living in a mansion or owning a brand new BMW x3, I am fine with a comfortable home and a car that will get from point A to point B. My goal, outside of raising happy and healthy children and having a loving marriage, is to always be discovering new places and experiences with my family.
Earlier this year I went on an adventure with other bloggers and went ziplining and parasailing. This was about so much more than trying some risky (not really, but we tend to think of them that way) activities. It was about stepping outside of my comfort zone and bonding with other women who were doing the same thing. It was very liberating, and now I am just on a mission to fill our lives with incredible adventures. My oldest son is a little ahead of us on this, having ventured on a cruise at a young age and then he traveled to Europe with a local choir after he graduated high school. He is now on one of life’s big adventures…he’s a college student living on his own for the first time!
My middle two children went to summer camp for the first time this past summer. Avery is always eager to try new things and embraced horseback riding and sleeping in a covered wagon…but it was a little more challenging for Kellen. He is cautious by nature, and was never fully on board with the idea of summer camp. He tried new things though, and I was so proud to hear that he not only tried, but also loved ziplining. What a huge step for him! He has decided that summer camp is not the adventure for him and he doesn’t want to go back, and that is okay with me. I’m just glad he tried it. Avery can’t wait to go back, and we will do our best to make sure that happens for her.
What are your life goals?