My name is Diane Sweeney, happy wife, mom, daughter, sister, cousin, aunt and friend. (Relationships come first!) Copywriter, operations manager, human resources and market research professional are some of the titles I have worn, but in my heart I am foremost an advocate of living a healthy, fulfilled life, especially as I enter into the next phase of life – after 50 and with an empty nest! I write about it, live it and share it with those who also have the same wish for their life.
I understand how the chaotic years of child raising, career building, home establishing and relationship tending can keep one so busy and focused on the needs of all those around you, that you can lose sight of whomever you are, and when everything quiets down you are sitting there saying, “Who am I? Who was I? And now what happens next?”
After my oldest son left for college, I had a bit more time to reflect on those questions. When my second one left, I had way too much time to reflect! But upon examination I found that physically, mentally and spiritually, I needed to do some fixing and changing (and pampering) in order to thoroughly enjoy what this next phase of my life will be. I want to be fit and mentally prepared to enjoy those relationships that mean the most, and the opportunities that being older and wiser will bring to me. (In addition to having a bit more cash to spend on some of those opportunities!)
Focusing…. that’s been a problem for me. I want to do it all, and all at once, and bigger and better than everyone else. So I start all the phases of getting something done, and usually got nothing done. I’ve spent many years working on how to stay focused and on track to goals I have set. It’s not always been easy, and certainly I’ve not conquered it, but I have gotten much better.
So, as I began to develop a plan of what I wanted to do next in life, I recognized that I was not alone and that others could benefit from what I have learned through the years. It all began to pull together I decided to name my platform of interaction the two things that are so important for people – to FOCUS and to LIVE life to it’s fullest.
It’s been a journey getting to this point, one with many starts and stops… but I’m not stopping anymore.
Get Focused on Living is going to be a spot where you can come to learn how to be healthy, work your way to knowing who you are again, share your joys and your struggles, receive support from experts, and just be YOU!
I invite you to join me on this journey to a focused, healthy, fulfilled LIFE. We are put on this earth not to exist, but to live…. So let’s get going!
“God has a plan for each of you, a plan for good and not evil, a plan to prosper you and not harm you,plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11).