Happily Ever AFTER

by Tonya Sheridan

Our ultimate desire, no matter what our goals are, is to be happy. Each and every one of us is unique, with different interests, talents, passions and dreams, but the one thing we all have in common is the wish to be happy.

Life is a journey and is ever changing. We need to enjoy each moment, each day and not put off happiness until some future date. To wait until we meet the right person, have financial success or any other desire, to be happy is a sad way to spend our lives. It’s also sad when we put off what we say we want in our lives until AFTER. Unfortunately, AFTER never comes. I once had a client tell me that if he knew he was going to live this long he would have taken better care of himself. He was very athletic when he was young, then he got married, had a family and built a very successful business but now his health was suffering to the point that it affected his everyday life. Fortunately he had no serious illness but was facing a large number of health challenges including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, muscle aches and pains, fatigue etc. …things that are easily managed with proper nutrition, exercise and good Lifestyle habits but were now going to take some time and considerable effort to get back into balance. He regretted having continuously putting his health off for years by never exercising or watching what he ate. It was always “AFTER”…AFTER he got married, AFTER the business took off, AFTER the kids got a little older, AFTER the holidays, AFTER they are off to college, etc… .

Whether you want to lose weight, get in shape, get your degree, start a new business or enhance your life in any other way, you cannot wait until AFTER… AFTER the summer, then the excuse is AFTER the kids get back to school, then it’s “not now…I want to wait until AFTER the holidays”, then AFTER spring vacation. All of these things are part of Life and you can’t work around them, you have to learn to work toward your dreams and goals along with them. This is how successful people come to be where they are at today. They know that AFTER is an excuse and if they waited until AFTER they would be in the same place today as they were ten years ago.

What do you desire and what do you want to accomplish in the next year? What are your “AFTERS”?

Tonya Sheridan

Life Coach

Lifestyle & Longevity, LLC


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