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!

Eileen Kisailus is the founder of Lunar Radiance, an internet retail company which provides hot flash pajamas and nightgowns to combat the ravages of night sweats and lead women to a good night\’s sleep. In addition you will find gift ideas and a growing resources page with timely information for women in transition. A free newsletter is issued monthly. You can find Lunar Radiance at www.lunarradiance.com