When I was 37, I married a man 20 years my senior, and ended up in a retirement community.
We did this for 6 months of the year for over 6 years.
I was 48 years old.
By the time I had the courage to leave – and not because of his age – I felt ancient.
I was then 54.
The only way to go was to plan an escape.
Talking wouldn’t have worked.
I moved to another city, and because I had signed a terrible prenup, I started over with few funds.
Convinced that I was too old, to my surprise I got hired on my first try.
The traumatic and sudden leave-taking was an unprecedented upheaval.
There were days when I wasn’t sure if I was going to live.
But with lots of trauma counselling and many dance classes later, my life turned around.
Frankly, I hadn’t paid such a big price to abandon myself by giving up.
I didn’t expect love, but love came seeking me.
So, for those of you who feel that it’s too late for you, it’s not.
No matter what needs changing, doing, forgiving – you can do it.
The human spirit is way more creative and resilient that you can know.
Slowly, and lovingly, you do something that gets you closer to where you need to be.
There’s always something you can do!
The smallest step makes you feel better.
I still have a list of stuff to work on, one move at a time.
It’s not over until it’s over.
Aging is a developmental stage and a part of being fully human.
If we can live engaged and connected to what’s uniquely important to us NOW, aging will just become a continuation of the adventure.
What we long for is to live as our true selves and on purpose.
And we’re afraid we won’t!
So why not live with all your heart now.
I want to share that joy and possibility with you.
I want you to discover this juicy, luscious, wondrous, poignant way of connecting to your heart, your creativity and your deepest desires.
Let me show you how.