Inspiring women in midlife and beyond to follow their own path.
An Ageless Attitude
The Middle Aged Goddess first made herself known to me about the time I was saying so long to my thirties. I quickly nicknamed her the MAD Goddess, for she spoke to me from the heart of my wildest yearnings to have reign over my own life. She is a madwoman in every mirthful, fearful and powerful nuance of the word. She has taught me that life isn’t about growing older, it’s about developing an ageless attitude, and the MAD Goddess has Attitude with a capital A.
Losing my youth wasn’t easy, but the MAD Goddess in me saw the perks – more patience, tolerance, compassion and empathy. It’s so much easier to not sweat the small stuff when you have your eye on the bigger picture, and even easier to discern what is truly important in your life, like good health, good friends, and a positive attitude to get you over the bumps.
And then there’s all that wisdom we keep hearing about. Turns out it comes from the boatload of mistakes made and lessons learned (most of them the hard way).
One thing I’ve learned for sure is to laugh through it all, because nobody listens if you whine, but by far the most powerful lesson I’ve learned from the MAD Goddess is this:
Others will place no more value on you than you place on yourself, give you no more respect than you give yourself, nor love you any more than you love yourself.
Now, this provocateur of wry and witty wisdom compels me to be her mouthpiece and share our tales from the journey through midlife and beyond. Keep up with my latest ruminations, rants and rebellious thoughts of the MAD Goddess by clicking on Musings.
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