Thinking It Out Loud

Next Level Living

“If you want to live a happy life tie it to a goal, not to other people or objects”–Albert Einstein

What is next level living?  Is it only for people lucky enough to be what the world defines as super successful?  You know the ones I am talking about..the celebrities, the powerful, the rich.  The people that “turned up” or are living “life to the fullest” or whatever pithy phrase we say.  Myself included.  Lots of those people look like they are engaging in next level living and I am sure many are.  After all you don’t get to a certain level of fame or fortune without always growing and reaching.  But I happen to know that you are also surrounded by many people that are always in search of the next level of success.  Be it in the professional or personal life.  You might be one of those people!

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Swim Lessons

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us”–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you remember hearing “sometimes you just gotta jump” or “look before you leap”?   This blog is more of the jumping kind.

I think this used to be called a mid-life crisis!  But not here, not on Thinkingitoutloud.  Here, we are calling it …well, whatever you want to call it frankly.   For me, its the “hold on, have I arrived?” moment.  Because I keep wondering if this is it?  Am I fulfilling my purpose, is this all I have to offer?  Did I miss it?  While I was growing children into basically semi productive, almost not obnoxious teenagers, working, tending to a marriage, going through the ups and downs of 25 years of adulthood…did I miss the thing that I was meant to do? 

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