Happy 4th of July!
Today as I’m writing my weekly blog, I’m thinking about my milestone birthday coming up in 4 days, July 8th. This photo is of me and my parents over 10 years ago on a cruise. I thought it fitting to have a photo of them and me, since they gave me life and have been the best parents! Thank you mom and dad!
I posted a video on FB the other day about my thoughts, as I’m coming up to my birthday. Here’s the link to watch it in case you didn’t see it:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s15haLWkSs
As I stated in the video, I feel like I’m 30, not 60. It seems very odd to me to know I’ve been on this planet for 60 years. It feels in many ways as if I have had many chapters to my life. I remember so much of each chapter. There were things that were extremely painful, and during these times, it was very difficult to live more than one second at a time. I wrote a chapter in a book over 3 years ago now, Succeeding In Spite Of Everything, that tells part of these times in my life.
This book was a turning point for me, as I became vulnerable, and shared much of my pain and also where I was at when I wrote it. You can get the multimedia version for free on my website:www.conniehertz.com under “Products”.
I have evolved quite a bit since the book was released in June of 2012. I am now coaching, and have created programs for people to learn to connect into their joy, and to move through whatever situation life throws at them, and come out stronger and healthier. Just as I have.
You see, I am the sum total of all of my experiences, just as you are. I wouldn’t change any of them, because I wouldn’t be who I am today.
I speak about in my video, to pay attention to whether you are adding to life or taking away. I choose consciously to add to life. I think most people feel this way too, if they were to slow down and really pay attention to what’s going on with themselves and to those around them. Stop living on auto-pilot!
Many things are changing for me right now. I am selling my home I had built 12 years ago, after my divorce, and I’m moving in with Hale, my love for the last 11 years. The time was right to finally move into together, after we spent over 15 days together in Europe January of 2014. Hale has been remodeling almost the entire house, and some time in the next few months, I will be moving in.
We will have a quiet family dinner on my actual birthday and then a larger party in August.
I really wanted to celebrate me and my 60 years here on earth. Some have said they don’t like to have any attention on them. Well, I ask “why not?”. Part of my new program is about celebrating yourself.
What can you do this month to celebrate you?
Leave me a message below with some of your thoughts.
Here’s to celebrating you!