For this week’s #MORAvationalMonday, we have a very special guest blogger: Mama Mora! My mom, Mitra, is my personal hero and I think the world could learn a lot from her. She is a top producing real estate agent, a wife, mother to two crazy kids, sister, friend, and philanthropist. To me, there’s nothing this woman can’t do! Today she is sharing her experience with turning 50 and life after it, and of course, she’s keeping it real by sharing her truth. I am so proud of her and excited that she wanted to write this for [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff6666″]Give Me Mora[/typography] . I hope you all enjoy it! Love you, mama!
Turning 50. It really is a life changing number. I have been struggling since I turned 50, not knowing what is going on with me. I have noticed a lot of changes: I no longer needed anyone’s approval, didn’t want to attract fake friends, didn’t want to agree with people just to please them, and I no longer let anyone choose me as a friend – I now choose who I allow into my life. I am starting to express my real feelings about situations rather than hiding them just so I won’t hurt someone else’s feelings.
As I sit at my kitchen table and write this, I remember how many years ago I was sitting here at this exact table, looking out into our backyard, and I start to reflect on how much I have changed. What used to matter to me no longer does. Wow, how much I appreciate being back here, at this table, in this moment, at 50. It is an amazing number to reach.
When you turn 50, you have two options: you can either celebrate it or you can cry about it.
I now look at the same mirror I used to hate looking at for the last several years, and I’m grateful. All of the lines, each one of them on my face, reminds me of the times I experienced in life – good or bad. I learned from those experiences, they made me grow up, and made me the woman I am today. My love for life has extended to the point that even surprises me. I don’t judge or criticize anyone anymore. I no longer give people the power to annoy me.
[highlight]In life I have learned there are no limitations; we often make the prisons for ourselves that force us to behave and speak in a certain way. [/highlight]We build this prison, and it’s our job to set ourselves free from it.
I learned that life will take us all in different directions that we would have never expected. I learned that even with working, there are aspects of my job that I will never do simply because I don’t enjoy it regardless of it bringing financial comfort. With my friendships, I learned that while I may have loved and put everything into them, at some point, we don’t all go in the same direction; maybe in the future our paths can cross again and we can reconnect with a much more meaningful connection.
So even though 50 is a strange and scary number with extreme changes, I am excited.
I am excited to see what life has in store for me. I’m no longer afraid of the journey and I welcome it with open arms.