Hey I’m Shelly.
A few years ago I was caught in this endless loop of insanity, started by the dramatic end to my marriage, the ensuing drama, and trying to break away from my emotionally abusive ex.
So what did I do then?
I did what seemed like my only option at the time. I ran away from home. Quit my job, no money, sold my stuff, and headed out to Colorado, for eight months, to bask in the quiet, and beauty. Best thing I ever did. Maybe one day I will finish the book about that time in my life.
Those months allowed me to reflect on where I was, where I wanted to go, and what obstacles held me back.
For the first time in my life, I am emotionally healthy, and tackling many of the thoughts, fears, and coulda, shoulda, wouldas of my past.
To journey wisely through mid-life, and bring together a community of women who need and want the support of others on a similar journey.
The thing that drives me is the core question: How do we journey through mid-life unscathed, with our dignity and grace intact? I see our generation as trail blazers. The first caught up in the women’s lib of the 60’s and 70’s.
We are not our grandmothers, or even our mothers at this time in their life. Our generation is forging a path that is our own, traversing the bumps and detours as we go. Leading the way for our daughters and grand daughters.
My ultimate goal
To provide a community for women over 50 for support, encouragement, resources, and friendship. Women, from the beginning of time, have leaned on each other, looking out for one another, and forming the support systems needed for survival. Unlike the traditional paradigm of fight or flight, women will tend and befriend. We have lost many of the ways of our foremothers and I believe it’s been detrimental to us!
I write about a mixture of personal experiences and practical application of theory. Life is beautiful, yet messy, and I share my ups and downs with my readers. And on occasion I throw in some great insight and aha moments. I no longer write “how to” blogs, although you will find my past ones on here. It’s important that what I convey is not esoteric, or regurgitated “top ten ways to be perfect.”
Here are a few of the more popular blogs:
Maybe you are like me and aren’t sure how to journey through mid-life and would love some support!
Join us in the private Facebook group, Women over 50 – Journey Wisely.
Together we can journey wisely
Questions, comments? Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org