Tag: finding myself at 50

Sometimes You Fall Before You Fly

Sometimes you fall before you fly.

In my case I had to

Stumble in the dark,

Fall on my face

And get up again…

Only to walk into the wall.

sometimes you have to fall before you fly

I found this quote on facebook the other day and boy did it resonate with me.  While I don’t think anyone can say they haven’t felt this way at some point today, yesterday, last week, last month, etc.,  I truly believe that some of us find ourselves feeling this way more often than others and perhaps with greater intensity.  I know that I am one of those people.

Our lives are filled with battles won and battles lost.  Good times, bad times, positive lessons learned that propel us forward and negative lessons learned that can sometimes still hold us back, even in the best of times, until we find a way to move forward again.

I find myself stumbling in the dark once again now that my daughter is in high school and continues to grow more and more independent.  Just as I have many times before, I’m back to focusing on who I am, where I want to go and who I will be when she is, for the most part, independent of me.  We’re now thinking ahead to her last two years of  high school, PSATs, SATS, college applications, essays, campus tours and ultimately going to the school of her choice.  I’m thinking ahead to the day we drop her off to begin her freshman year, her college graduation, her first job right out of school, and her eventual move out of our home to her own home, as she officially begins her own adult life.  It’s less than a decade away and it’s frightening to begin this journey that all at once feels familiar, scary and new at the same time.

Though it sounds cliché, being my daughter’s mom has been my most satisfying work ever and the most educational for me.  No, it’s not always been the most exciting of jobs with a job description that has included in random order:

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Polkadot Pants, a Sparkly Statement Necklace and Shiny Ballet Flats

Similar Outfit to the One I Wore
 
Burgundy Blouse (similar)
Black Capri Polkadot Pants
(the image above does not do them justice — click on the image to see the print up close)
 Ivory Statement Necklace
Bow Belt (similar)
Silver Ballet Flats (similar)
 

Polka-dot pants, a sparkly statement necklace and shiny ballet flats were the basis of the outfit I wore to the fantastic femworking blogging and small business conference that I attended in October.  I had a blast networking, talking about my goals for findingmyselfat50.com, telling the women about the women’s business networking group, of which I am a Group Leader, my ecommerce site, TheNarrowShoe.com, my first foray into e-commerce and what I thought was blogging at the time, and a labor of love, and the my leap into a new entrepreneurial venture as a Stylist for Stella & Dot.  Suddenly, I’m a very, very busy woman!

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Finding Quotes that Inspire Me!

 

Finding Quotes that inspire me!  I have a facebook friend that once said I offer the best facebook therapy with all of the quotes that I share on my wall.  From time to they inspire me when I feel I need a little inspiration.  So, I’ve decided to continue the trend here on FindingMyselfat50.com.  So, without further ado, here are today’s quotes:

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“Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself.

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