Just a few short years ago, as I drove my daughter to the bus stop, I realized life was changing and so was I. My daughter would be graduating high school and my days as a a full time mom would be over. The business I had run for 10 years was winding down, and my marriage was struggling. Soon after that day, my husband of 30 years and I amicably parted ways.
We moved from the home we had shared throughout our marriage and from the community I served as a volunteer, City Commissioner, and business owner. In the years since, my life has changed even more. My nest is almost empty, and I am learning how to deal with my daughter’s new found independence. I have reconnected with my passion for fashion and beauty, my love of creating and writing and my deep desire to share ideas and the things I learn along the way, and I have found love again!
The thing that has surprised me most about this time in my life is the amount of change that comes in these middle years-and the fact that we don’t talk about it! While I thought life would be winding down, I am seeing new opportunities to spread my wings in ways I only dreamed of when I was younger. Best of all, you can craft a new life for yourself too.
Women of my age group, over 40, are experienced. We have a rich tool box from which to draw and a treasure trove of wisdom, resources and gifts to share with the world. That’s why we’re the most successful of new entrepreneurs, life lovers and creatives on the planet.
So, here I am, living a very different life, I call it a mid life renaissance — I think we are all having one — and I’m sharing my journey with you with the hope that we will create a community of like minded, heart guided women sharing and comparing notes as we navigate in this amazing second chapter in our lives.
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