Boomer Women Now Pursue Passions and Explore Possibilities
March 27, 2016
Boomer women live life in drive. Their outlook on life and the future is optimistic, eager and very engaged. One of the first thing Boomer women do as they grow older and have more “me time” is to return to some of the activities and passions they set aside when they got over committed with work and family responsibilities.
They remember how much they used to like to write or sing of teach or belly dance or climb mountains. Other examples are women who decided to prepare for retirement by taking business seminars. Others took classes in computers, photography, handicapping (when a new horse track opened in her area) and adventure (parachuting, rock climbing, rappelling.
… And They Seek Out New Possibilities
Many Boomer women are seeking out new directions. They recognize the world of possibilities before them and are unconcerned about starting fresh, being novices at something they’ve never tried before. They feel open to any opportunity and are willing to take risks the way they did when they were younger.
The irony is that when they were younger, they were unafraid because they thought they were immortal and couldn’t conceive of failure. Now they are unafraid to take risks because they know they won’t live forever, and they know failure is OK.
In the words of Katherine Mansfield....
“Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others ... Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth."
(Journal entry, 14 October 1922)”
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