I just turned 60! Whew! I am a Grandmother of three beautiful children, but I don’t feel like one. And when you think of Granny, isn’t she typically wrinkly-faced with short grey hair? None of my friends with grandchildren look like that. So what has changed?
Each decade of my life brought a puzzle piece shaping the picture of my story. In 1970, I had already experienced more than children should that wrote on the slate of who I am; the 80’s brought love, marriage, a step-child and a baby, showing me how to love others outside of myself; the 90’s delivered another baby and the excitement and challenges of an active family; turning 40 in 2000 brought a mid-life crisis that nearly wrecked my marriage and the reason I am passionate in helping couples save their marriage; 2010 had me in my final career, so I thought, later understanding it was a stepping-stone to help financially as I embarked on becoming a Life Coach; 2020 Here I Am, Lord, send me!
What is different is we don’t accept mediocre lives, retiring and staying home after living a full life, or believing we are “done”. We are more energetic with staying active, use moisturizer every day, with sunblock, and get help when in pain, physically and emotionally. We don’t stand still. We don’t lie down.
Do I have the butt-size I want – nope; Do I have grey hair – earned every silver streak; Am I able to concentrate on my coaching business without additional income – not yet; Am I happy every single day with no problems – heck no! But, I am embracing this age, this decade, this purpose, this confidence and anything else God sends me. I simply cannot waste another minute as there are so few left.
Come join me on this journey! Don’t sit and watch – get up and do! We ain’t yo momma’s Grandma!