Welcome to Inspiring You and to 2017! I love stories so I am going to just jump right in with a narrative that I was running for a long time. When I was little girl, imagining my adult life, I thought I would have it all figured out by the time I hit 30. Cue the laughter. Um, I just turned 45 and have barely scratched the surface. Why didn't I take some kind of Life 101 class in school that could have prepped me for what I may possibly encounter?
Since, this is a new year, I am going to start off with admitting that life can get confusing so where is my adulting life counselor that could throw down some sage advice Yoda-style? Seriously, people. We grow up in a society that puts out stories with fairy godmothers and characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi but where is my personal Mr. Miyagi? You know, the person that can offer guidance before you need it in some form of a task like "wax on, wax off" that is somehow going to help you along your future road? Or maybe offer comfort through those moments when the you-know-what hits the fan? Buffy the Vampire Slayer had a Watcher named Giles. Beauty and the Beast had Lumiere, Cogsworth, and Mrs. Potts. Even Pinocchio had Jiminy Cricket. We can't forget Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and Dumbledore in Harry Potter. I could go on and on since media, in all forms, plays a dominant role in our culture.
But, why does it seem like we reach a certain age in our society and the mentorship and need for guidance disappears? Why are we expected to be ready for "real" life upon graduating from high school or college? Is there a young adult mentorship program that connects newly graduated high school or college students with elders to offer wisdom and insight in how-to-live life? Cause I tell you, I definitely could have benefited from that. Even now, I want to throw up the bat-signal to a team of elders with life questions about this next chapter of being 45 years old. I want to hear their stories so maybe then I can garner insight instead of learning all on my own. Maybe, they didn't grow up in an age with internet or cell phones but they have been running around this track called life for much longer than I have so I am opening my hand to receive the baton of wisdom. Please, pass down the knowledge to let me understand what to expect as I approach, ahem, cough, cough...the half century mark at 50. Truth be told, in some ways I still feel 21 years old. Is that normal?!
No matter what age we are at, I think we could all use a Mary Poppins in our lives so I am creating Inspiring You so we can all have a place to share life stories with tips, tools and resources that could possibly inspire and help another human out.
Stay Tuned for this new Whole Health to life mentorship approach that connects real people's stories with their road map of success so maybe we can all have happier, healthier and abundant lives! Happy New Year Everyone!
Much Gratitude and Love,