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Since I turned 50 my life has gone through a total reinvention. Thank goodness I can say I’m happier now than I’ve ever been. I’ve learned how to be resilient, positive and the biggest bonus of all. I actually like my life. But it’s been a wild ride and I want you to to know you’re not the only one finding mid life a wee bit challenging. For a while there I really wasn’t sure how this was all going to turn out.
What about me.
I was born in the UK, but our family of four emigrated to Canada when I was just a little person. Growing up in Canada was almost like England but without the accents and with truly killer winters. Soon we were emigrating again south to Boston. I eventually got tired of snow and decided to follow the coast further down to Florida where I met my first husband. Ever the wanderer, in my late forties, I moved again to Texas where my reinvention began.
Shortly after I turned 50 it felt like my life crashed and burned. I was literally at the lowest point in my life and that’s saying something. I’ve been through challenges and heartache before but this was like a tsunami of grief. Fortunately I pulled myself out of the crash site and found a new way to look at my life. Was it a midlife manifestation or a miracle? All I know is I survived and started to thrive from that point on.
My latest move was to Colorado (I know, they have snow there, but compared to Canada it’s a doddle). CO was where I finally met Jim, my partner. Lately we’ve decided to split our time between CO and the south coast of England. Actually I think it was mostly my idea but it’s growing on him.
I started my blog this year soon after finishing my first book (a milestone). I love to read and write about what interests me (and you). I’ll be writing about travel, how to start a new life abroad, where I’m visiting next and what styles I’m loving. Plus how I changed my thoughts and attitude to reboot myself midlife.
Starting a blog at this stage in my life has some shaking their heads, but my feeling is it ain’t over. I’ve enjoyed a long creative career in marketing, advertising and technology and I started an interior design business at the height of the crash. Who’s going to tell me there isn’t still a lot to check off?
Confession. This girl is a dyed in the wool introvert. It’s not easy for me to put myself out there. But now I know it’s possible to be happier, more optimistic and just plain grounded I need to share the news.
My book and this blog are my way of sharing my story, hoping you can read between the lines and take away what you’re ready for. Believe me if I can do it anyone can!
I truly care about staying relevant, plugged in and inspired throughout the rest of my life and I’d love to hear from you if you feel the same.
If you’re ready to take the plunge into getting your midlife rebooted, I can help!