Sara McDaniel (not Sarah McDaniel) returns to Beyond the Rut for a third time to share with us insights on life at 40, how the World Domination Summit is changing the world, and her discovery while renovating a Southern cottage.
Life at 40
As a woman turning 40, Sara shares the impact of written goals for one’s life, and her 40-at-40 list. Her plan was to accomplish 40 things at the age of 40 years old. Unfortunately, plans have been delayed due to complications shared in this episode. The key thing to remember is that those plans are delayed, and not halted altogether.
Men turning 40 need to know that life is not coming to an end for you. Life is short, and tomorrow is not guaranteed, but life is not over. The good news is if you woke up this morning, you have another day to make a good life for yourself. What are those things you want to accomplish, enjoy, and appreciate without compromising what you stand for? Check out episode 149 where we interviewed Pastor Oscar Banks on how to be authentic as a man in today’s society.
Bottom line is your life begins at 40! Think about it. You’ve spent the first 40 years of life learning, growing, and planting various kinds of seeds. You now get to reap the harvest from those investments over time while making more investments into yourself and your world.
Life Begins at 40 Quotes
BONUS: Things to do in Your 40s
If you’re looking for fun things to do in your 40s, here are some ideas that came out of Sara’s lips during our talk with her. Jerry hopes to tag along for the third thing on this list.
- Go on a mission trip
- Hike the Rim-to-Rim Trail
- Renovate a home
- Take a hot air balloon ride
World Domination Summit
Sara McDaniel takes time in this episode to also share with us how the World Domination Summit hosted by author and entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau has impacted her life. In past episodes, she has shared how she found inspiration and courage to take multiple mission trips to Guatemala. The 2017 event took a different tack and exposed her to an Iraqi refugee family who shared their home and lives with her.
We discussed why keeping a curious mindset helps us live a full and enriched life. Sara also shared with us her excitement for WDS 2018, which is scheduled for the summer of 2018.
Simply Southern Cottage
Nothing was more interesting to us than to hear Sara’s story about discovering the diary of Belle Howard Mayfield tucked away under one of the floorboards of her Southern cottage. We intended to talk about her life transformation and the symbolism the Southern cottage renovation played in her life after divorce. Instead, we spilled some tea talking about the secrets of Miss Mayfield.
There was a lesson to be learned about bringing together a skilled team when it comes to building your dream home, too. It’s just that the scandal discussion was too fun to pass up.
Resources and Links
Facebook Page Simply Southern Cottage
Past Episodes with Sara McDaniel
BtR 025 – A Simple Life is a Bigger Life
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