This year will mark 50 successful trips around the sun for this girl. This year is a time of reflection, gratitude and reciprocity. As I reflect on the past almost 50 years, I think of all the people that helped make this possible. I had a team of supporters, a team of challengers and a team of nay-sayers. Each one gave me the drive and determination to carry on. I am forever grateful for all the roles that have been played in my story. I am grateful for all of those that have supported me, grateful for those that challenged me and grateful for those that doubted me and tried to hold me back. I am who I am because of or in spite of everyone that has crossed my path.
I have spent the better part of the last twenty years trying to give back, trying to help someone who deserved a break. I have made my career these last 10 years inspiring as many people as I can to create the life they deserve to live. I know, first hand that sometimes our environment tells us not to challenge the status quo – some people just have better luck than others. My life has taught me the opposite. I have learned strength, from those that told me I was weak. I have learned to be relentless from those that told me to quit. I have learned to over come adversity from those that tried to break me. My next 50 years (God willing) will be spent ensuring that everyone knows they have the power, strength, knowledge, wisdom, experience and ability to create the life they deserve to live.
50 Before 50
This is a new decade for most people, but for those of us born in 1970, this is the second half of a century or as I refer to it, the second act of my story. My second act is devoted to inspiring as many people as I can! To begin this chapter of my life, I have created a list of 50 things to do before I turn 50 on June 14th. That’s a huge undertaking and as friends have told me, a very ambitious list. This list is not only my own personal bucket list, but will greatly impact several others along the way. Each time one of my tasks is completed, I will share it with someone who has had the same dream, but been unable to make it come true.
Carrying on with my theme of reciprocity for this year, each item on my list will rely on the kindness and generosity of others. This project was inspired by The Kindness Diaries by Leon Logothetis.
I have created 50 Before 50 which details my Bucket List. I would love for you to get involved to either make your dream come true, or help make a dream come true!!
In order for this project to get off the ground, we need to spread the word, reach the right people and start checking things off the list. I can’t do this without you.
The goal with this project is to change the conversation.
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change.Wayne Dyer
I want to inspire change. When you inspire change in someone else, you inspire change within yourself.
About the Author
Andrea is a Personal Development & Relationship Coach, Ho’Oponopono Practitioner, Speaker, Wife & Mom. She has inspired many to dream bigger, achieve more, and believe in the power of change.