It was my birthday last week, I was 35. All I could think about is that in just five years I will be forty. That made me really sad.
For the past one year I have been in and out of depression, It seems life flew by so quickly beyond how I could keep up with it.
I didn’t start out early in life, I got into University at 23 when most of my mates were leaving. I got my first job as a graduate trainee at 29, and I have been in the same company since then. My salary is average, but I hold on tight to the job because I am so afraid of losing it and becoming jobless.
I know there is more to life than collecting pay cheques every month, but I always feel too old to venture into anything new.
At 35, ALL I have is my job! What happened to all my dreams, all the things I want to do and be?
During my lunch break at work on Monday, I came across the post below by Betty Irabor. It sounds so simple and many may not think much about it, but it has given me a big push!
I started googling for women who turned their lives around in their forties, women who built meaningful things later in life. I devoured articles on how to get out of life’s rot and turn your life around.
By this afternoon, I have a short and realistic list of the things I truly want to have and be before I am forty.
Instead of being afraid and thinking life has passed me by, I have decided to make the next five years count, my goal is to be able to look back and feel fulfilled on my 40th birthday.
Wish me well on this journey!