Aging Gratefully

I choose to age gratefully

Since I wrote my last post about making a midlife change, I’ve been much more focused on my Top 10 Goals for 2019 . I have a pretty thorough plan, but I don’t have complete control of circumstances that arise. I DO have control of how I handle them, though. In just the past couple […] Read more…

Getting Fit at Midlife

The first thing I’m focusing on as I am making a point to celebrate midlife is my health! Have you seen Phyllis? or what about Joan? To get in my best shape, I need to make some major changes in my eating habits. I know what they are, I’ve eaten healthy most of my life. […] Read more…

It’s time for a midlife change…

Where do you turn when you’re going through a difficult life circumstance and it’s on your mind in the middle of the night?  I often pick up my tablet and click on google. Lately, it’s been about celebrating midlife after retirement. I will randomly stumble across a blog and learn from that blogger’s situation.  They […] Read more…

When a hard day gets harder

I finished my 2019 year plan on Friday, January 25. On Saturday, January 26,  my husband and I had decided it was time to go put our 16-year-old Maltese, Sparty, down.   We had accepted the fact that we were keeping him around more for us and it wasn’t the best thing for him. I […] Read more…

Sunshine Blogger Nomination

The Sunshine Bloggers Award is given from bloggers to bloggers, who inspire creativity and positivity, by bringing sunshine to the blogging community. It is a way of encouraging and supporting one another, and also to get to know fellow bloggers. I received a message from  Kim Cook,  For A Good Life After 50 letting me […] Read more…

Goal Planning

Now that you have done your brain dump, let’s start to organize those thoughts into a plan. If you would like me to mail you a copy of the forms that I use,  shoot me an  email melanie@mels2ndact.com STEP 1:  What do you have a true desire to get done in the next 12 months….. […] Read more…

Decluttering the Home

My blogging friend, Rebecca Phillips, who is in her 2nd Act, is taking over the blog today with some great tips on organizing and decluttering our homes, or our loved one’s home. This is near and dear to my heart, as one of my mantras around our home is “everything has a place and everything […] Read more…

Do you have a Bucket List?

Do you feel like your days run together and you’re so busy checking boxes that you forget to have fun, try something new and explore? I started a bucket list in my 30’s and have done it ever since. I did not want to look back at my life and see that there are things […] Read more…

The Nest is Empty

For whatever reason,  I feared the empty nest.  I started worrying about what I would be feeling a couple of years before I even dealt with it.  I started reading a lot of books and talking to friends.   Some would say, “just wait, it’s good”, or” it’s just another season of life.”   Others […] Read more…

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