Today was another lovely day because I got to spend my morning with all of you during my Facebook Live event! A special thank you to all the women and men who tuned in and joined the conversation. We had some wonderful discussions, so for today’s story, I thought I would share my thoughts on the questions asked!
What Does Blooming Mean to Me?
It’s not just flowers that bloom, darlings, it’s me and you too! But what is blooming exactly?
I believe it’s a physical and emotional feeling that you’re spreading your wings, much like a flower opens up. It’s also about feeling relevant and hopeful that the second half of our lives can be even more fulfilling than the first.
After all, our children leave the nest and that means we must redefine and discover new things about ourselves.
What does blooming mean to you?
I Know How I Bloom But…
How do you bloom? I know you’re an extraordinary community of strong women and you’ve got so many good ideas and are blooming yourself.
But what are your suggestions for me? I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions!
Blooming Professionally and Why It’s Important
My curiosity, my determination, my zest for life, and my love of learning has opened up a whole new world for me as a woman over 50. I know, personally, I never dreamed my hobby would turn into a professional career, but boy am I glad it did! The takeaway here, dear readers… if you dream of a new career, it’s never too late! It may be a whole new realm or direction for you, but that’s okay!
But before you do, it’s important to ask yourself what is driving you and what your purpose is? If we don’t have a purpose, we won’t feel fulfilled. It can be something small like needlepointing or as big as creating a new Internet company. Just follow your bliss and always do what makes you happy!
However, I know it can be hard to figure out what makes us happy, and therefore, it may be more difficult to bloom. But please remember that we don’t have to move mountains to be happy every day.
We can bloom simply by keeping positive thoughts in our heads, doing something nice for another person, or being mindful of the things around us. It’s all internal and what makes you feel good about yourself.
If you need a push or are feeling hesitant to try something new, join a group like this one! It might be just the encouragement you need to get going. Be a joiner!
Find out how I found my purpose here.
The Best Thing About Starting My Business After 50
Truthfully, the greatest thing for me is simply that my entire world has opened up. I am always thinking and doing and experiencing things that I may not have if I hadn’t discovered my purpose!
It’s a revelation I never expected, and it makes me excited for what’s to come. What hobbies do you have that you could turn into a little business? And remember, it doesn’t have to be about the money. It can just be because it makes you happy.
I am a believer that loneliness is a curse. Personally, I think people need people and that the women we bring into our lives should have similar values but mirror our preferences. In other words, I love when the women around me bring some spice to my life and introduce me to new things.
Do you agree?
Blooming With Your Partner
First and foremost, choosing the right partner is key. As you all know, I am a very independent woman and have my own life, but I do enjoy taking care of my Ultimate Concierge, my best friend, too.
We enjoy spending our mornings and evenings together, and I always put him first. I think our shared adventures, like reading and traveling side by side, as well as experiencing grief and loss together, only make us stronger as a couple.
See what Shelly had to say about our relationship here (hint: it was very sweet)!
Things To Keep in Mind
It’s official! My book is complete! It was such an extraordinary experience, and I can’t wait to share it with you all. You can begin pre-ordering it in August on Amazon or you can pick it up off the shelf on February 5.
Finally, the sisterhood will start blooming soon, and trust me, you won’t want to miss out! You can sign up right here.
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Win The Trio Of Vases
Finally, if you want to win the trio of BLOOM vases that I featured during my live event, register for your chance to win, here.
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