I live in Silicon Valley with my husband. We’ve raised three children and built a community which is ever evolving. Like most people we’ve cried, laughed and stumbled along the way but still try to move through each day with intention, humor and zest & aplomb.
In my mind, I’m forever 30 – unless passing any mirror anywhere which quickly dispels that myth. While living in the chaos and hustle of raising our family I never considered being middle-aged. But here I am. It’s actually not that bad.
Sure being this age can bring health concerns but it also brings new opportunities and freedoms. There’s the feeling of what do I have to lose – besides my dignity and some sleep. It’s liberating to be old enough to just go for it. Some things will work and others won’t but I’ve come to realize who’s really watching anyway.
I’ve actually had too many jobs to list here. I’m not sure if that speaks to how long I’ve been working or that once I’m close to mastery I’m ready to learn something new.
Either way, my current endeavors are writing Zest & Aplomb and Real Estate Agent at Coldwell Banker. One is writing and learning about new ideas and people through profiles and research, the other has some math and contract negotiation – neither of which has been my secret talent – yet both are proving far more interesting than expected.
What these both have in common is getting to meet new, interesting people – one through exploring shared experiences and the other by helping people achieve next chapters.