Skip to content


Your cart is empty

Article: The Better Half

The Better Half

The Better Half

When I look back on 2023, not only am I looking back on a year, but I’m looking back on my last year of being in my 40s. The first half of my life is behind me (god willing I have 50 more!). And what a difference a couple of years make, because I remember feeling dread about turning 50. But, as my 50th approaches later this month, I’m excited and feel very lucky that I’ve come this far and accomplished many of my dreams…

I’m more comfortable with the idea that I don’t have to have all the answers and that two contradicting ideas can be true. I can feel the haste of time and also slow down to enjoy the sweet moments that each day offers. I can have spells of anxiety that things aren’t lining up exactly how I want them to and also feel like I’m in perfect flow with the universe. I know I’ve achieved a lot in my life and that there’s a lot more I’d like to do, but I feel in equal measure that I don’t have to prove anything more to myself or anyone else. 

I’m proud of reaching mid life and also feel a sense of something that’s hard to describe… it’s not angst, but I am approaching the ages that my parents were when they passed away. I'm right at the crossroads of where they left the earth and where I feel my new beginnings are. They’ve been out of my life longer than they’ve been in it and that never stops feeling like a huge loss. But with that loss, it’s taught me to chase those dreams as soon as I have the impulse, because, tomorrow is never guaranteed.

A quote from the late actor, Heath Ledger - "Everyone you meet always asks you if you have a career, are married, or own a house as if life was some kind of grocery list. But no one ever asks you if you’re happy". 

On any given day, I would say I’m happy, but I know that I can find a deeper happiness if I keep exploring what that means to me. And for me, the pursuit of deep, authentic happiness is a pretty noble pursuit for the better half. 

As I write this, the fire is going and it’s just started to snow outside. The first storm of the new year. Tomorrow when I wake up, it’s going to be a winter wonderland outside. I’m very happy about that. 

Sending lots of love to you all, 

1 comment

Cheers, Caroline! Can’t wait to celebrate YOU! xo


Leave a comment

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

All comments are moderated before being published.

    1 out of ...
    Caroline's Farmhouse Update

    Caroline's Farmhouse Update

    I’m wrapping up 2023 with Jeffrey at the farm and thought I’d share a few little updates to this sweet place. It’s pretty moody this time of year - short days, damp walks, cozy fires and lots of ca...

    Read more
    A Belly Warming Winter Soup To Try

    A Belly Warming Winter Soup To Try

    It seems at the moment, wherever you live, you're probably battling the chill and trying to stay warm. And comfort food might be top of mind to end the day. Since New Year, we’ve also been battlin...

    Read more