I’ve realised over the years that the more you rush around & stress over things the more you tread water and get no-where.
I’ve also learnt that you always feel a whole heap better if you politely distance yourself away from those negative people who just like to try to pull you down for no apparent reason other than the fact that it may make themselves feel better – stay with the positive people in your life, you’ll know who they are.
I’m Sam, I live in Yorkshire, England, I’m fifty something and never felt better. Like most people, I’ve had many life experiences both good and bad. Many have been happy & exciting, some devastating and some quite boring. Since turning fifty I have now realised it’s time to take a step sideways, maybe step out of that box, in fact just kick that box away, get out of that comfort zone, do those things that others may raise an eyebrow to, and Laugh – a lot.
You’ve only got one shot at this, so live it to the full 🙂
Life’s been a roller coaster just like so many other peoples’ and because of some of my experiences I feel I have grown, having learnt so much along the way.
With a loving family and childhood behind me, a difficult time at school, a strange choice of higher education, one emigration to USA and back again, a surprisingly varied number of jobs, three very different businesses under my belt, along with having two amazing children, horrendous post natal depression, a few close family bereavements, one great marriage and then a sad divorce, along with a long and stressful early menopause, and the second, hopefully last, steady relationship of my life – I can safely say life’s been interesting. But I’ve made it past 50, (which, when I was a kid I thought was ancient!) and I am now happy, busy, fit and active.
My children are now young men who are happy and getting on with their lives. I’m a very proud mum. I am very lucky to have been in a loving and happy relationship for many years with a fella called Jon, who never keeps still, always busy doing this and that which in turn keeps me very active. Along with our dogs, Rosie (Border Collie) and Millie Puggly (Pug), we mainly love to walk and cycle, we also snowboard and surf. We have a camper van and enjoy time away in her, (we call her Polly). Over many years, Jon’s been building a broad beam narrow canal boat which we’ve had many an adventure in already, but now that we’ve sold up and moved onto the boat, we aim to really get to know some of the UK canals (read more about the boats’ beginnings Here). When I was in my 40’s, myself and Jon learnt to snowboard. This was a total challenge for both of us, which has given us a few great holidays up various snowy mountains, we are now hooked having taken quite a number of trips over to France and Austria and even went on a dream snowboarding holiday to Whistler, Canada in 2017 (I wrote a post about this Here). In 2018 my youngest son went to Fernie, Canada training to be a snowboarding instructor so we just had to take a visit over there again, well it would’ve been rude not to, right? 😉 You can read about that trip to Canada Here. We also, with no excuse this time, went again to Fernie early 2019 and had a very different experience, which you can read Here. Now in 2020 we’re going again to Canada, this time to a place called Sun Peaks, I’m sure I’ll be writing about that soon.
We intend to live life to the full doing the things we enjoy; Mountain biking, Walking, Travelling, Snowboarding, tripping about in Polly the Camper van and Barging about on the boat, I’ll be blogging more about living onboard our boat along with many other adventures to come, I hope you follow us in this Blog and of course it would be great to know your thoughts by commenting on the posts…Thanks for reading!
A quick update on a little news for 2020….Jon popped the big question, so we’re in the middle of planning a wedding – we are two very excited fifty something’s!