Baby Boomer Woman Gives Birth
This time last year I had only an idea; no name, no website, no contacts, no potential customers, no business experience … just an idea to sell wicking pajamas and a burning feeling that it needed to be pursued. I was like a puppy with a slipper; I couldn\’t let it go. I was driven to explore the possibilities, and despite the fact that I was jumping into an arena which was so foreign to me, I just knew I had to take that jump. This tremendous leap of faith, belief in myself, and following of my inner voice, has provided me with more gifts and abundance than I ever could have imagined. I am filled with feelings similar to those that a new mother may have….excitement, nervousness, anticipation and joy.
I look at my company, Lunar Radiance, like my new baby. I conceived it, brought it to life, and take great pride in watching it grow and mature. Just like any new mother, I\’ve been learning as I go along. I read every “how to” book I can get my hands on, and as I make mistakes, I learn from them and move forward. I seek advice when I need it, but follow my instincts when it comes to making decisions. I work with my business daily to ensure that it has all it needs to guarantee its growth. I feed it with my time, make changes as necessary, and sit up with it late at night, when needed. I revel in its accomplishments and worry over minor setbacks. I am often exhausted, but it is that good exhaustion you feel when you are working on something that is important to you. As Lunar Radiance approaches its first birthday, I am a beaming, proud momma! Here I am, a Baby Boomer woman who has given birth!
I have come to realize over this last year that just because my “biological eggs” may not be as abundant as they once were, I still have much to offer and so many possibilities to explore. There is a certain freedom that comes with being 49. I am less concerned with what others think, and more focused on what makes me feel happy and fulfilled. I am not afraid to take a chance and pursue a dream. We can do that now, as Baby Boomer Women, and I am discovering that each day brings with it the promise of excitement and challenge, just like when my children were small.
I cannot wait to see what this next year will have in store for me, but I am determined to keep going with the flow, and remaining open to all possibilities. Who knows, maybe Lunar Radiance needs a brother or sister to keep her company!