We baby boomer women know the truth: rather than being on the dark and depressing downhill of life, the majority of us are opening up to new experiences and challenging ourselves like never before. Moreover, this happy fact is especially true for our generation. Blessed in so many ways, can add another huge plus to our list: that of aging boldly and bodaciously as feisty old-broads living life to the fullest!
Rather than believing our worth and self-esteem flew the coop along with our children, our empty nests provide us with both the time and the opportunity to pursue long neglected interests and passions. And, as older women, this isn’t all we’ve got going—we also have the internal drive to explore unchartered and unfulfilled territory. “If not now, when?” becomes an insistent call that sets our course on turbocharge.
In addition to this age-related calling, we older gals have released ourselves from much of the self-doubt that plagued so many of us in our younger years. As one dear friend recently put it: “I made a decision that 2020 was going to be the year of ‘I can do’ and step out of my chains and prisons of fear and self-doubt.” The half-century birthday and beyond seems to signal a watershed marker for women to flex their muscles and burst free from the social and self-imposed roadblocks to their success.
Yes, we will experience setbacks and self-doubt but, at our age, we’ve got the wisdom, the strength, and the inner resources to keep on track and persevere. So, here’s to counting our blessings, following our bliss, and making our own mark in the world as we choose it to be. I like to proudly proclaim that, at our age, there are “no invisible shrinking violets here” and I mean it!
If any generation of women can retire that tired, old shroud of invisibility that has been used for centuries to demean older women… it is the boomers! After all, we’re the proud, the willful, the revolutionary, and the trailblazing generation that burst through the gender barriers. So this age thing is just a drop in the bucket for us!