Find Adventure in Midlife!

You’ve reached midlife, the kids are doing great… now what?

I believe that might be the million-dollar question. What do you want to do when you grow up? Now that our kids are grown and we have put all of our energy into making them the very best adults they can be, it is our turn.

Yes! It’s our turn to do what we want, when we want to do it. Don’t know what you want to do? That’s ok too. We can figure that out as well.

The beauty of this situation is that WE are in charge of our own schedule, our own free time and it is time for some adventure.

I don’t mean a “Let’s go bungee jumping!” or a “Let’s go get a tattoo!” adventure, I am suggesting we start to plan to enjoy the rest of our lives with our own priorities at the top of the list for a change.

I want to start a movement! I hope to encourage creative, out of the box thinking and allow today be the beginning of a new adventure. I have even named a hashtag after this idea: #findadventure

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Is it time to get a new job? That may be a possibility, but I definitely know it is time to rock your world and have some “me” time. Time to create it, share it, live it, love it, do it! What is your passion? What delights you? Defines you? What do you LOVE? What makes you happy? Where do you want to go?

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A good friend and empty nester recently confessed to me: “I don’t know what I like. I guess I just look forward to whatever is happening in my kids’ lives. I honestly don’t know what I am interested in.” She is an amazing mom and wife, has a terrific life full of family activities, but nothing specifically just for her. She wanted a little help and I offered her a few suggestions. Sometimes all we need is a little nudge and a vote of confidence from a friend and we can be off and running!

Here is your nudge!

  1. Make a list!
  2. Do you want to learn something new?
  3. Take a trip?
  4. Improve a skill?
  5. Get a new job?
  6. Reinvigorate your old job?
  7. Get healthy?
  8. Renew old friendships?
  9. Volunteer your time?
  10. Relax more?
  11. Cook more?
  12. Take a class?

I just offered you eleven possibilities. What can you add to the list?

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Let us inspire each other and help others to come out of their shell, get over their fears and try something new! FIND ADVENTURE!

Let’s spread the adventure love and see who we can motivate and support in their new endeavors! Our kids are grown, it’s our turn! Time for fun!

 

We all want to hear about it.

Suzanne

Advocate for Adventures

 

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28 Responses to Find Adventure in Midlife!

    • Anita: I love that line…”You are never too old to learn something new!” If you ever get an address or PO Box, let me know and I will send you a sticker!

    • Leigh I can’t wait to see your book. We will need to do an interview and share your book on Adventures of Empty Nesters!

  1. A fun idea. Like your friend, sometimes after years of looking after others, many of us forget about our dreams and may think we’re too old to dream them or go after something new. I’m glad you’re encouraging people to think outside the box. Let the adventures begin.
    Donna Janke recently posted…Two Year Blogging AnniversaryMy Profile

    • Donna: I know that people think they are too old, but they are not! I really hope to shake things up to help show how much more living we have yet to experience! Thank you for your comments!

    • You are so right, “shell shocked” is a great way to describe it. Although you have not had kids I bet you can identify with mid-lifers who might want to change directions in their life. To “find Adventure” in learning something new or thinking out of the box is a big step for a lot of people. Thank you for reading and for your comments!

  2. Even those of us who aren’t empty nesters (no husband/kinds), but getting older, fall into this group. Then again, as an expat I’ve been living a non-stop adventure for the past 14 years. Next year will see some big changes for me and this adventure. I am definitely thinking about what the next adventure is going to play out, and what it will be! I love your stickers.
    Nancie (@Ladyexpat) recently posted…Traditional Medical Hall in Penang for Travel Photo ThursdayMy Profile

  3. I would love to receive a free sticker and raise awareness of the importance of this cause. It’s a strategy I hope we all can accomplish and benefit from. The sticker will be placed proudly on something that everyone can see. Thanks so much!

  4. I would really like to receive a sticker because I think it is important to show people what an amazing world we live in and there is so much opportuny out there, we just have to go and get it

  5. Hi! I’m Sydney and I love your company! I would love to get some free stickers or promotional items to use on my Instagram, agenda, etc.

    • Sydney, thank you for your interested in Find Adventure – we are all sold out of the stickers. You can purchase our adorable luggage tags however.

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