Have you heard the song Living My Best Life by Lil Duval? Despite some of the language I love the hook in this song. I’m living my best life, ain’t going back & forth with you “people”. But what does it mean to live your best life? And by whose standards?
To me “living my best life” means different things to different people at different stages in their life.
In your 20’s– it could mean finishing school, trying to figure out what to do with the rest of your life. It could mean hitting the clubs. It could mean traveling the world. It could mean falling in love.
In your 30’s– it could mean getting married, starting a family. Putting some real focus on your career, climbing the corporate ladder. Buying that piece of property. Traveling the world. Starting your own business because you realize that a 9-5 is not for you.
In your 40’s– it could mean realizing that all that time you thought other people’s opinions mattered…well they really didn’t. It could mean having meaningful life experiences versus hitting the clubs. It could mean finally believing that you can live life on your terms.
In your 50’s-it could mean realizing that life is all about YOUR happiness. Your kids are either up & out or on their way out. It’s about creating truly amazing life experiences. It’s about making sure that what you want out of life is still within your reach & you’re still moving towards it. Nothing & no one will stand in your way.
This may not look like your best life at all but that’s the beauty of it all. YOUR best life is what YOU want and what YOU make it. I would love to add more travel, especially international travel to my life. I would love to be in a better place financially. That’s the best life that I am working on for me and it’s never too late to make it happen.
But what I’m not gonna do is compare my best life to yours. I’m not going back & forth with you people. I’m gonna life my best life on my terms. Thanks for being along for the ride.
What is YOUR idea of “living your best life”?
Beewisdom- If you breathin’, you achievin’- Snoop Dogg