Joy

By Lilly Page


I was watching Oprah recently, a program featuring a few of our
famous stars speaking on aging. They were talking about this whole idea
of what your real age is. One was only 50, so just a baby to
me, the other was 65 and didn’t look more than 55, but the one that
caught my eye was Diahann Carol at 71 years old. Yikes, she looked
fabulous!!!!

I
have always been one to mention my age, as I have always enjoyed
getting older. I intentionally want to give people younger than I am
something to look forward to. So I share my journey with them, whenever
it’s appropriate.

My 30s were tough, with much transition and many insecurities and
tests of courage and fortitude….I won all the battles and then came my
40s. It seemed like that decade was a preparation for the rest of my
life—the years felt like stepping stones, a time of accepting
challenges and acknowledging accomplishments. Again, everything was
just a foundation for my 50s and the beginning of a brand new life, one
of much less caring about what others thought of me and a much needed
increase in what I thought of myself…another decade mastering life!

But the 60s are the best yet. This is truly the decade of wisdom and
‘who gives a darn’…I’m trusting my intuition (after all, I’m very wise
now)…and just go for the gold with gusto! Everything I need, I have.
And everything I’ve ever wanted is now coming to me without so much
effort and struggle…oh, did I really say that? Well, with very little
effort now, and with a lot more trust and acceptance of what is. I’m
drawing on all the lessons learned, the challenges overcome and ALL the
experiences of the past decades.

Life is truly a glorious adventure now.

I even tried kayaking for the first time a couple of months ago…what fun!

I’ve started a new business, something I’ve always dreamed of doing,
and am leaping over a huge chasm to take it to the next level.

And I will get to the other side with more joy than ever!

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