It’s never too late at fortysomething

As I told you in an earlier post, I am going back to school full-time to  finish up my associates in Business Administration. Not only am I at the ripe old age of 41, but I’m also divorced and have two boys ages 8 and 9. Granted, I know my work/school load will indeed be a full one come this September, but this is the first time in a long time that I have felt alive and heading in the right direction. In 2008/2009 I took online courses to get my medical transcription certificate, but this time it feels different.  I feel different about everything lately. I appreciate life a lot more since my boys are getting older and my family had a scare with my mom’s health. When you stop and actually look at life evolving around you and recognize there are things and circumstances you do not have control over, only then does it bring everything into a whole new perspective. Time is ticking forward and there isn’t anything that can bring back that one second or minute. The most valuable life lesson I could have EVER learned is that my existence on this earth is truly priceless. I realized that only I have the ability to change my life. I can sit and do nothing but monopolize myself with worries and wishes, or opt for my other choice and take advantage of this beautiful life God has given me. I had a choice to make that change and I did. Anyone can. There isn’t anything that can stop you.

If you open your mind and think of what it is you want in this life, you will get it. I truly believe that. When my boys were 1 and 2-years-old,  my ex-husband decided he wanted to separate(eventually divorce) and move back down to New York City.  So alas, here I was alone, living in upstate New York, overwhelmed, and numb. The only thing I was focusing on was surviving  mentally in order to take care of my babies. I did it, I got through it and I moved on AGAIN. Yes, again. I’m not going to re-hash all of my life events at this point in time, but I’m sure you’ll hear about in future posts. The point of this post is that anyone can do anything if they just put their mind, heart, and soul into it. Cliche′ of the day: Where there is a will, there is a way. So overused but true and to the point. I have a lot more to do, but for now I’m taking life one step at a time and be content with what I’ve accomplished already. What good is anything if you can’t look back on how far you’ve come? By doing so, it only makes what you have to endure that much easier.

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Author: Jeana

This is me. I'm a mom, a sister, a daughter, and friend. At times, and MOST of the time I live an ordinary life lol. I have two amazing teenage boys that I refer to ask my rocks. They are definitely as solid as they come and I am so grateful and blessed to have them in my life. I’m a teacher’s assistant and absolutely positively LOVE my job. Omg there is no greater pleasure in life then getting paid to do what you love to do. I’m not perfect nor is my life, but I try every day to get it right. This is my story and my journey. I hope you find some of my posts helpful, inspiring, useful, and not too boring lol. Thanks for visiting and I hope to hear some of your comments and questions if you have any to share.

4 thoughts on “It’s never too late at fortysomething”

  1. “Attagirl!” I’ve been creating and re-creating myself for more years than you’ve been alive! It’s all about realizing, as you already have, that we are indeed, the “mistresses” of our own lives. We write the scripts that our subconscious minds/souls? follow.

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    1. I love how you put that, “creating and re-creating.” I always try to live my life the way how it works best for my kids and I. It all makes sense the way you put it how we truly are in control and the “mistresses” of our own lives. Thank you for your reply! It is so great to hear different perspectives of our own posts.

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