This post is part of the Gorgeous 50’s series inspired by a book given to me by one of my sisters on my 50th birthday – ‘Grown up and Gorgeous in your 50’s’ by Pamela Robson. I will be sharing some of Pamela’s words and my own thoughts along the way. To see all posts published as part of this series, go here.
We’ve come to the end of The Gorgeous 50’s series, having covered ‘the majority’ of what Pamela Robson wrote about in her book ‘Grown-up & Gorgeous in your 50’s’, a book my sister gave me on my 50th birthday.
Pamela’s final words:
Be a doer, not a dreamer. It’s easy to let life slip by. But if you stop every now and then, take stock, and work out solid goals for the next part of your life, you’ll find that you can pack so much in. More importantly, you can do the things that are important to you. Decide on one action that you can do today, and go for it. See you in your 60s!
My final words as part of this series:
I announced The Gorgeous 50s series on 13 July 2017 and the first post of the series on 20 July 2017 was The Gorgeous 50’s – Beauty. So, I’ve been doing posts as part of this series for around 2 years and 6 months – quite a long time! It’s been educational, eye opening, intriguing, interesting and fun – but it’s time now to move forward into whatever 2020 and beyond might bring!
As we get older we start to realise that time is of the essence and we begin to have an increasing need to spend our time in a way that fulfills us and makes us feel peaceful and contented. So, yes – I agree that now is the time to be a doer and not just a dreamer. I say not ‘just’ a dreamer because I AM a dreamer and I see nothing wrong with that … as long as you put some of those dreams into action by being a ‘doer’.
I’m not the most adventurous but I have been a doer in some ways. I had an interest in photography so I DID do a short course. I liked it so I went further and I DID do a Diploma in Professional Photography. I like to write and be creative so I DID jump in and start a blog back in September 2012 and I’m still here blogging 7.4 years later! I had an interest in fostering kittens to help save lives and to feel more like I was contributing to society so I DID jump in and submit my interest, attended the training and here I am now fostering. In all these things there have been and are fears involved … but I jumped in anyway. If they don’t work out, well at least I gave them a try.
So yes I’m a doer … but I could be more so. There are dreams I have that have not been fulfilled. I won’t list them all but a big one is that I’d really like to travel a bit more. I’m not one for constant travel. I’m a homebody and love being home but I also love to learn and travel opens you up to so much learning and wonderful experiences and I’d like more of that. I would also like a white Christmas one year, and there are more dreams that I’d like to make a reality.
Being a doer though, does not mean you need to say YES to everything and be ‘busy’. I’m actually anti busy. In fact I feel the need to be more unbusy! So to me, being a doer is all about not letting fears stop you from doing things you’d really love to do, and following through on things you say you’re going to do. It’s not about pleasing others or saying yes to all and sundry. It’s not about being busy, busy, busy!
Thank you so much for reading this series and for your support along the way. For anyone who hasn’t read the series and would like to peruse some of it’s posts – you can find them all HERE or alternatively if you’d like to select from the series categories of Beauty/Wardrobe/Body/Health/Living, go to the menu bar at the top of the blog and select Ageing Positively/The Gorgeous 50’s … and then you’ll get another menu to select from those categories.
I’m not sure what topics I might post on in the future but there are sure to be more around midlife and all those things that concern and interest us in this phase of life. Meanwhile – if you have a dream that you’d really, really love to do – don’t waste time – work out how you might make it a reality and just do it!
Finally, thank you to Pamela Robson for the words and thoughts within her book that inspired this series!
Ciao for now,
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