Z Is For Zest #Decoding Midlife

Zest – Great enthusiasm and energy

Generally, we feel enthusiastic at the beginning of any task that we take up. There is the excitement of the newness and the energy to put in our best efforts to be successful. When we complete the task, there is either contentment of satisfactory completion or disappointment if we were unable to justify our expectations.

So, while I began the journey of decoding midlife which is looming over me, I was looking for answers to the unknown. In the process, I learnt a lot about the middle years and contradictory to popular beliefs about midlife, I instead started looking forward to my 40’s.

And you might ask, why is that?

I feel that once you are in your 40’s you don’t care much about others but it’s just about you. You want to be just you.

So, while searching and decoding I found my Ambition, I set goals for my life ahead.

Now I want to look forward to all these years with zest and zeal. I want to do things that make me happy. I want to be the best of myself.

How will I do that?

  1. I will read and write more and more.
  2. I will exercise to keep my body fit. I do not want the hormonal changes to overpower my mind.
  3. I want to practice mindfulness.
  4. I want to try new things. Explore new places.

Zesty people look forward to challenges, they are fearless. They do not worry about failures. I want to be that kind of person. My daughter is at that age where she will be watching me more, I want to be zesty for her. I want to show her the real way to live life.

And that’s with zest.

That’s it for me now for the series Decoding Midlife.

This is the last chapter of the series and writing on Midlife has been one of the most memorable experiences in my blogging journey until now. I hope to write more in the coming years. I hope to write more meaningful content. I want to write words which not only resonate with people but touch their hearts. I want to make my blog an interactive platform which can hold meaningful conversations. And lastly, I want my readers to feel enthusiastic about accepting change with open minds and have the zeal to outdo oneself on reading my posts on Decoding Midlife.

“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.”

  • Antoine de Saint Exupery

28 thoughts on “Z Is For Zest #Decoding Midlife”

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    1. Thanks Shirley! I will surely visit the posts through May.. now that can breathe after the challenge

    2. Thanks Shirley for visiting my blog regularly and sharing your views. I am extremely sorry that I could reciprocate and read your posts through the month but I will do so now since now we can read at ease. I just didn’t want to read for the sake of it and comment just to reciprocate. I would rather read later and leave meaningful comments.

  2. Never stop exploring yourself. Take care of your health. Pamper yourself. Live life with zest. A beautiful post.
    Congratulations for successful completion of this challenge.

    1. Thanks a ton Neha.. sorry for replying late.. but needed a break after a gruelling month of writing & reading

    1. Thanks Anami.. sorry for not being a regular reader but now I know where to go for exercise tips

  3. Congrats gal on completing the challenge and writing on a subject you hadn’t written earlier. Your posts were all relatable and there much to share. Midlife indeed feels like the most rocking party

    1. Thanks Akshata.. your motivating words keep me going!! Sorry for not replying earlier but I badly needed a break for the monotony of reading & writing.

  4. Lovely quote for Zest from the The Little Prince. Very thoughtful series. I hope to go back in the coming weeks to read the posts that I missed. Pleased to have met you Aesha.

  5. I think I started on this path when I hit my 40 too Aesha – exercising to be fit and not loose weight only; eating right; meditation and yoga practices and reading a lot more than before. Looking up different kinds of book reccos to broaden my reading zone.
    Congrats on completing the challenge succcessfully. I will be going back to your posts to read now that this is over.

    Z is for The Book Thief #atozchallenge

    1. Thanks Shalini.. yes April was indeed very eventful . A great learning experience too. I was unable to read your posts too as it became too overwhelming for me being the first time to write and read so much. I will visit your blog too now.

  6. Congratulations on completing the challenge. It was fun. Can’t thank you enough for being my support. Learnt a lot from ur posts. Thanks for decoding the midlife for us. We will know what to expect and will be prepared to face it.

    1. Thanks Deepa. I missed few of your posts too. Now that the challenge is over, I am going to visit your blog again. And keep visiting always.

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