Take any girl in her twenties and then check back in with her 20, 30 or 40 years later. I guarantee that you will see a stronger, smarter, better version of that woman later in her life. Her derriere may not be as perfect as it once was, but who made that the standard by which we should judge?
“I’ve never felt better in my life.”
These are the words I heard over and over again as I traveled the country in search of remarkable women over forty to meet.
As I spent time with these women, I was changed by my interactions with them in profound and subtle ways and that is what I will share with you in this blog. I’ve always believed that women have much to gain from listening to other women’s stories.
“Isn’t it queer: there are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before; like the larks in this country, that have been singing the same five notes for thousands of years.”
– Willa Cather author of O Pioneers!
I’ve always been a seeker searching for strong female role models. I grew up in an environment that emphasized physical beauty and material possessions over developing one’s inner depth and personal potential. At a very early age, I turned my focus on finding and collecting strong, courageous women to emulate through study, reading, travel and relationships. The women I’ve come to know have helped me define my own ideas of who I wanted to be.
In this blog, you will learn the names, see the faces, and hear details of the journey that has shaped these women’s lives. The beauty of being in one’s prime is that you have a vantage point from which to view your life and yet you still have many more miles to go. Join me on the journey…