I’m in my early 40s reminiscing about my 20s & 30s. I know I am maturing in ways I don’t even realize. I feel I am moving from one world into another.
Women in your 50s, if you are up to sharing, what do you see differently in yourself in your 50s that you didn’t in your 40s?
I still feel like a kid at heart, inside trying to make peace with my adolescence and early 20s. I can’t help but to feel I am on the cusp of a new threshold moving into middle age. It’s weird and scary and all part of the process, I know. I do not have a mother to help me with this, so please bear with me.
If you can relate, what would you tell your 40s self now that you have gained new insights into your 50s? I don’t see the “future of possibilities” like I used to. I see pattern and probabilities, and both scare the shit out of me. Can’t I change, or am I on the path I’ve chosen/am most genetically connected to?
Why is growing older with grace not often cited on the things we want to do the most? I look at the women a decade ahead of me at work ~ some strike me as really being in a cool place in themselves. Is that what’s on the horizon?