So… this straaaaange thing actually happened: I turned 25 again (-; An awkward but special feeling at the same time. And I am embracing it with a GREAT amount of gratitude, because there are so many people with SCI who don’t even get to live 40 years post injury.
Although ageing with a disability (that comes with so many serious healthrisks and secondary complications) scares me a little bit too, I am creating the next chapter with more zest for life than I ever imagined possible. Because getting older is a privilege that not everyone gets to experience. So for me turning 50 rocks.
Maybe 50 ís the new 40. Everywhere we look, highly visible older women are rewriting all the rules.
And maybe 50 ís the new 40 as they say. Everywhere we look, highly visible older women are rewriting all the rules. From JK Rowling to Nicole Kidman; Michelle Obama to Anna Wintour, they are at the peak of their power and creativity. They are engaged, influential and often increasingly political.
There’s even a new term to describe people with this no-age mindset: ‘perennials’. It was conceived by US internet entrepreneur Gina Pell, 49, who states: ‘Perennials are ever-blooming, relevant people of all ages who know what’s happening in the world, stay current with technology and have friends of all ages. We get involved, stay curious, mentor others, and are passionate, compassionate, creative, confident, collaborative, global-minded risk takers.’
I 100% agree and see and feel the same. So let’s go for “Ever-blooming”, for the no-age mindset! This week I’ll post the most important things the years between 40 and 50 taught me, and what my secrets are, in case you could use some inspiration to redefine, reinvent and relaunch yourself and becoming a perennial yourself too!
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