I don’t know about you, but one of the freedoms I have found with every new birthday is the freedom to say “No” to things that I just don’t want to do. There was a time – when the kids were younger – that I felt like every request of me required saying “Yes” so as not to hurt people’s feelings or leave someone else doing all of the work. The older (and wiser) I get, however, I am finding that saying “No” to things that don’t appeal to me removes stress from my life and frees me to focus my time and gifts on things that I love doing, things that fill me up, rather than drain the life out of me.
I just came across this article on pursuing your dreams after 60 and it made me stop and think about having even more freedom living in a community like EVOQ where I can just lock up and go do all the things. This last weekend my husband and I cut down half a dozen trees, rented a wood chipper, and spent 3 hours grinding up trees. We were so sore the next morning we could barely move. “Why are we still doing this?” I thought. Wouldn’t weekends be more enjoyable if we could spend them touring wineries in the North Georgia mountains, or taking in a nearby farmer’s market?
Click here to read the article on becoming a “Possibilitarian” and let us know what you think. Then give us a call at the office (770-637-4011) to schedule your Hard Hat Tour so you can start living out your dreams as well.