I am constantly meeting vibrant women, all with a sparkle in their eyes. And all fabulous women over the age of 50. They all seem to have one thing in common- they all enjoy trying something new! A quick read through some of our’ Fabwomen’ profiles ( walking the great wall of China, setting up businesses, writing novels) will show the amazing things which can be achieved- at any age!
Trying new things
It can be so tempting to stay within our comfort zone – I know how easy it is to become a creature of habit- one look in my shopping trolley on my weekly food shop shows how routine my weekly menu has become! A look through holiday snapshots over the last decade and I’m wearing practically identical outfits in each one, meals out are booked invariably in one of a very small number of restaurants ,always booking to play tennis on the same court with the same people.
To truly celebrate the ‘best half of my life’ I realised that I had to keep trying to do new things.
Try 50 ‘new’ things over 3 months
So, last week I set myself a challenge- to do at 50 new things over the 3 months. I have started by doing small things- giving myself the challenge of ‘creating’ a new area in the garden, rifling through my cookbooks and cooking a ‘new’ meal for dinner guests, accepting an invitation to a ‘Boules’ tournament, even though I had never played before. All little things, but all of which will hopefully stop me becoming too complacent, and prepare me to be open to bigger challenges in the future.
Broaden your horizons over 50
So who will join me in my Fabafterfifty- do something new challenge? You don’t need to climb mountains (unless you REALLY want to) or jump out of planes- just broaden your horizons 50 small fabulous steps at a time!
It only takes one step at a time. What new thing will you try or do differently to be’ Fab after Fifty’ today?