My Metamorphosis…


METAMORPHOSIS{Project Self Discovery}Metamorphosis-Butterfly

I have been on hiatus from my blog, going through a real self-discovery.  I am now much more focused on my mission in life, who I am, and what I was put on this earth to do.  As great as life continues to be for me, I knew it was time to readjust.  What is so absolutely amazing, is that as I have been in, and quite frankly, continue to be in the process…just when I was thinking life couldn’t get much better…it did!

Since becoming an official senior citizen in 2013 when I turned 65 and had a phenomenal year, 2014 was quite different, but even better.  Then here is 2015, and just in the month of January, if this is any indication of the rest of the year, all I can do is be in the moment and savor in the splendor!!!

In actuality, as I review the past 14 years since I relocated to Atlanta, relentlessly determined to follow my dreams, going places and doing things where many people over the age of 50 would never consider, I broke traditions to pursue my almost lost dream, but would soon discover a passion I did not know was in me. With the formation of my Lifestyle Management LLC company, the development of my online newsletter, my Hartfield’s Hikers, and my Meetup groups, people have come to join me in my quest for a healthier mind, body and spirit.  Little did I know, at the time, how this pursuit would literally change my life, and the lives of others.

What is so amazing, with all the changes that have already occurred, the transformation process continues as I attend Emory University to become a Healthy Lifestyle Coach so I can expand key areas in my life and be in a better position to help others.  2015 is leading me to reach out to my original target audience, baby boomers…those men and women over the age of 50, and although I wrote and spoke it, I had not aggressively moved in the direction of inter-generational activities.  Well, it has pretty much been dropped in my lap. Some new programs that I will be exploring by Spring of this year.  More on those later.

In the meantime, all in the month of January 2015, I have been featured on CNN’s AccentHealth Network, WATC-TV Atlanta Live, That’s My Biz-TV Internet show, launched my redesigned web site, which I actually did myself, received an invitation to join the board of the American Hiking Society, invited to start senior hiking groups at local recreation centers, and spearheading hiking expeditions for teenage girls, and I have started my Voice Over Talent lessons. Mind you…all this among my regular stuff…in January!

The moral of my story…it is never too late to discover your passion and pursue your dreams!  Expect to hear from me more regularly.

Travel-VariosLiving Life to the Fullest!!!

 

Categories: Fitness, Health Coach, Hiking, Lifestyle Management, Nutrition and Wellness, Other Outdoor Adventures, Outdoor Adventures | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “My Metamorphosis…

  1. Violet Crawford

    Hello Carolyn,

    Although this is the first time I have contacted you, I have been following the activities of OPAL for a couple of years now, and even though I have not actually gone on a hike yet, it is definitely something I plan to do this year. I am a boomer and will reach my 59th birthday soon. I have started on my life journey of really discovering who I want to be versus who I have become.

    I look forward to hearing more about your journey and that of the members of the group and I look forward to meeting you in 2015.

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    • Violet,
      Thank you so much for your response, and your continued support. Also, just wanted to support you on your journey of who you want to be…it is a great journey … self-discovery … you will find things within yourself that you never knew where there. It is an exciting time! Enjoy every moment of it! If I can be of any help, let me know.

      I do hope to meet you and have you join us on some of our fun activities! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about an event in which you want to participate. I look forward to seeing and/or hearing from you.

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