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Throughout most of my adult life, I have rarely followed the norms.  I married young in a generation that started pushing back the “normal” age for marriage.  I chose to educate my children in a non-conformist way…  how many homeschoolers did you know 20 years ago?  My children knew never to ask me for the latest “in” thing… I was totally counter culture.

And now I am choosing to go against the norm again… I am choosing to embrace middle age.

(I know that many don’t even like to use the phrase “middle age.”  Our culture is so youth driven that admitting that you are no longer in your twenties or thirties seems to be a taboo.  But why?  My twenties were fine, but I think my forties have been much more fulfilling.)

So what does the “normal” middle-ager look like?

Many are desperately searching for the fountain of youth, the quick fix, the magic potion… but really, these are all just an illusion.

I choose to

~ make these years the best yet

~ face life with a smile, brightly shining into the lives of others

~ workout daily so that the adventures I dream of are physically within my reach

~ eat cleanly, so that I reduce the likelihood of illness and increase my energy level

~ be a vibrant wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and human being

~ go on adventures!!!

~ recognize myself as the special person that God made me to be

As I look around, I know that this definitely doesn’t make me normal.  But heck, why would I want to be normal?  And why would you want to be?  It’s time to join me in ROCKING MIDDLE AGE!

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Habits are the key to changing your life... one habit at a time... use this guide to get started on the road to change!

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Habits are the key to changing your life... one habit at a time... use this guide to get started on the road to change!