My Life

Turning 44: How I Embraced a Life I Love and Continue to Thrive

My 44th birthday was epic and I am feeling really good about life.

Looking back, it’s been quite a journey to get to this point. It hasn’t always been easy, but I’ve learned a lot along the way and continue to do so every day. I’ve cultivated a life that I love, and it just keeps getting better. Here’s how I did it.

Reflecting on the Journey That Led to My Epic 44th

Turning 44 is a pretty momentous occasion, and I’m proud to say that I reached this milestone in a life that I absolutely love. It hasn’t always been easy—there were plenty of times when I doubted myself and felt like I was on the wrong track—but it’s been worth it. Every step of the way.

So how did I get here? It wasn’t always a straight line, that’s for sure. There were plenty of twists and turns, and more than a few wrong turns. But if I had to boil it all down to one word, it would be “choice.” Every decision I made, big and small, led me to this moment. And I’m grateful for all of them.

How I Found Ways to Cultivate My Life and Career

Turning 44 has been a wild ride, and it’s only getting better. This year has been all about growth for me—cultivating my life, my career and my relationships. It’s been a journey of self-discovery, and I’ve learned so much about what I want and need in order to THRIVE.

For me, this meant finding ways to get out of my comfort zone. Trying new things, even if I was scared. Putting myself out there, even when I felt like I might fail. Pushing myself to be better, even when I didn’t think I could.

It’s been an amazing journey, and it’s only just begun. Here’s to the next 44 years!

Developing Healthy Habits That Promote a Positive Mindset

It was my 44th birthday, and I was feeling pretty good about life. I had cultivated a life I loved and it just kept getting better and better. Part of this was thanks to the healthy habits I had developed over the years.

I exercised regularly, ate a balanced diet, got enough sleep and took some time for myself every day. This might not seem like much, but it made a world of difference in how I felt mentally and emotionally. These were the things that helped me stay positive and upbeat, no matter what life threw my way.

I knew that if I wanted to continue living a happy life, I needed to stick with these habits. And so far, so good – they’ve continued to serve me well in the years since my birthday.

Learning What Truly Matters in Life

As I enter my 44th year of life, I’m reflecting on all the wonderful people and experiences that have shaped me. It has become even clearer that living a life you love is about much more than what you have in your bank account or the titles on your resume. It’s about learning to forgive yourself and others, having more compassion for yourself and others, developing meaningful relationships with family, friends, and colleagues—all while learning to keep an open mind and an open heart.

In its simplest form, cultivating a life you love is simply about becoming more aware of who you are in the deepest sense — knowing your core values — and then taking steps to make sure those values are reflected in all areas of your life. Whether it’s making changes in your career, health, relationships or spiritual practices — when we align our lives with our values and passions, everything else just seems to fall into place.

Transforming Challenges Into Opportunities for Growth

As I look back at the last decade of my life, one thing that stands out is how many challenges have presented themselves. And while these challenges have certainly been difficult to face and work through, I’ve found that each of them has brought me closer to living a life I love.

The truth is, no matter how successful, happy, or fulfilled we think we are, things change and life isn’t always going to go our way. The trick is learning to see those challenging times for what they are – an opportunity for growth. By understanding how these moments can help us grow and seeing them as a chance to become better versions of ourselves, we can start to turn our struggles into our successes.

I’ve found that the most important step in doing this is simply setting the intention – your attitude will be reflected in the outcome. Instead of thinking “why me?” try asking yourself “what can I learn from this experience?” or “how can this make me stronger?”. Believe me when I say it works!

Making the Most Out of Every Day and Embracing New Experiences

The most important thing I’ve learned over the years is that life is about making the most out of every day. As I approach 44, I realize now more than ever that life is too short and needs to be filled with experiences that bring us joy.

I’ve made conscious decisions to take risks and try new things, whether it’s setting a personal challenge or taking a leap of faith and pursuing something outside my comfort zone. Doing so has opened countless doorways that allowed me to explore different parts of myself and this world. The result has been a fuller life, enriched relationships, and newfound appreciation for the world around me.

If there’s something you’ve been wanting to do or try, embrace it. As we get older it doesn’t get easier to take risks but it does become more necessary in order to keep our journey alive and thriving.


This year, I turned 44 and it’s been the best year of my life. I’ve finally cultivated a life I love and it just keeps getting better. Here’s how I did it:

1. I focused on my passions.

2. I surrounded myself with positive people.

3. I took care of myself.

4. I let go of what was holding me back.

5. I embraced change.

6. I lived in the present.

7. I had faith.

I hope these tips help you create the life you love and that it continues to get better every day.