I love this quote from Amelia Earhart:
“Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless, maybe? But what do dreams know of boundaries?”
What is your ocean to fly? I think that those of us who are in our second season of life have a unique perspective in determining the dreams that we have yet to fulfill.
Your life purpose or reason for being is much different than someone who has reached their second, third, and even fourth decade of life. In this second season, you have earned the right to try out what feels right for you, not what others feel is right for you. You can explore and see what makes you want to “pick a lane” on your way to fulfillment.
I wanted, and still want, to live life out loud. The turbulence I experienced in my early years of life, created a strong desire for me to create a life worth living. It took me most of my life to realize that I was not what happened to me, but what I chose to become. I chose to re-invent myself over and over. As Amelia Earhart stated, reckless, but exhilarating.
Answering the question “What’s Next” involves being aware of self. Much has been written on finding your purpose or your calling. It’s an inside job. I had to mute the noise surrounding me so I could discover my authentic self. It’s not a “one and done” process. The question “What’s Next” has been in my consciousness throughout my development years. During adolescent and early adult years my life script was predictable and written by others. It was basically, get an education, get a good paying job, get married, have a family, and retire someday.
I chose not to follow the script. Again, it was reckless, and I was reckless. Got some major bumps and bruises, but I lived to tell my story. Now that I have reached my second season and have discovered my authentic self, I feel good about my choice to support others as they decide what oceans to fly in their second season of life.
Let me walk you through my process…