So, maybe you remember the Isley Brothers, maybe you don’t… either way, one of the best lyrics of all time and kind of one of my mottoes. (And if you don’t know the Isley Brothers, maybe it’s time to put some funk into your soul).
This life we’ve been given, the only one, is today. If you’re reading this, you are probably like me, in your prime at mid-life somewhere. This is not your grandma’s or your mom’s midlife. We baby boomers have set the bar high all along and now is certainly no time to give in to the old ideals and perceptions of what women should be or do. Do you agree?
We are the women who have lead the way for other women to come, and we owe it to ourselves now to do what we wanna do. What do you wanna do? Our dreams may have gotten buried for the last 20 years, or changed, while we were busy raising families and building careers. But now we have time to do what we wanna do.
It’s ok to give yourself permission to do them – whatever it is. I’m your biggest cheerleader. And I am learning it right along with you. In one of my past blogs I talked about making a “visualization board“. If you haven’t done one ever, or in a while, it could be just the perfect thing to start you up. Read my blog about making a board. It’s fun and you feel like a kid again – and that’s a good thing.
Remember when you were a kid and you did things that you loved and didn’t worry about what other people thought? Remember your children when they were young and how they just did whatever? If you have young grandchildren, watch them just follow their joy. It’s time to act like a kid again. Whatever you do, don’t act your age.
Time to find that quality again in ourselves and behave more childlike. It’s ok to be silly, have fun, laugh, dance, sing, and dream and do those things that make you happy… deliriously happy.
So, girls, what are you waiting for? Your life is now. It’s your thang, do what you wanna do.
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