Hi! Sorry about that, I’ve been hiding under a blanket for the last few weeks. I was pretty sleepy.
A year ago, I came across this article about women in their fifties, and the importance of having a group of girlfriends. Rather than focus on these friendships themselves, it had me thinking about the kind of power a person gains with age. In the US at least, women in their fifties are free to leverage their experience, wealth, and connections to create positive change in their communities and beyond. Once again, the mask falls to the floor, and we have the option to redefine our lives, identities, and impact in the world.
When a question like “where do you want to be when you’re fifty” comes up, I don’t want to think of it as a goal. I want to think of it as experience. We’re climbing stairs, or walking a path, yes — but what is that path made of?
Marble? Plush velvet? Jello? Hot coals?
What do you want to have accomplished by then, that sets the stage for something even greater once you’ve come into power as a sage?
What do you want to learn?
What do you want to experience?
Is this something you’ve thought about before?