Level 46 – In the Game of Life

So, I am entering level 46 in the game of life and I am trying to find something to complain about. I don’t feel old, I don’t feel like time is running out, I certainly don’t wish I was my younger self and I am happy to be where I am.

Most times, when people talk about their age, there’s a negative connotation. If you say I’m 46 years old, well that can ‘sound’ like a bit of a bummer; but if you say I’ve reached level 46 – now that’s impressive, isn’t it? (not to mention a bit funny too)

badass

Reaching level 46 has definitely taken you around the block a time or two, it’s knocked you down a time or two as well, it’s taught you how to get back up and dust yourself off; it’s taught you what you want in life and what you don’t. Life in the level 40’s is about navigating, juggling, reflecting and enjoying the best this time in your life has to offer. I’ve also realized that aging gracefully has nothing to do with beauty and how well you look for your age. Aging gracefully means you are taking the time each year to better yourself, better your life and the lives of those around you. Learning and soaking up the world as it happens and not stressing about what or where you think you should be at this level.

game-hiding

Once you let go of that; that’s when life gracefully opens all doors for you, level 46 allows you to see things for what they’re worth and you honestly realize that life is way too short to “sweat the small stuff”.  Life is fun and I’m going to play this level to the best of my ability with the skills I have acquired along the way. I’m sure I’m going to have to duck and hide in order not to get knocked out, but I also know I’m not afraid of facing what’s around each corner as I make my way to level 47…..slowly and gracefully.

One thought on “Level 46 – In the Game of Life

  1. Suzanne tiessen says:

    Thanks Kim for sharing this attitude towards Living life to the fullest. As I reach level 73, I am feeling energetic , healthy, and looking forward to every day! I’m even feeling better right now that I have read your blog and am going to adapt to your “level” attitude. LOve to read your blogs and good luck on your new sibling endeavor. Take care.

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