“Barb is a vibrant seventy-one year old best selling author whose writing inspires all of those in the second half of life to be their best possible selves. She is a world traveler and a millionaire who enjoys inventing herself each hour of every day.” Barb Warner
(All of these descriptions are either completely true or are still in the universal lab working on manifestation. Tune in for manifestation updates, and have a miraculous day!)
I have had this paragraph on the home page of my website for several months now. What fun it was to write! I have discovered that the second half of life is a gift. I am probably, for the first time in my life, growing into becoming the person I have always wanted to be. It is time now for me to openly change my story. This is time for my coming out party to begin.
As an adult in the 9-5 working world, it was difficult for me to understand life doing work where someone else was boss. Most of the time I felt that I never belonged and felt I “didn’t play well with others.” I loved and feared my own eccentricity. In the new story that I am writing, I have the opportunity to express myself creatively, and the only template that is relevant is what makes my heart sing; doing what I truly love to do. I am writing and giving talks and workshops where I am able to give others in the second half of life ideas on how to express their uniqueness with abandon and nurture what is unique in them. What I am nurturing in myself is what I’d like others to nurture themselves.
Mark Twain said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.“
After retirement, there were some very scary times when I realized that I didn’t have a clue as to why I was born. I knew there must be more to life than this, but I didn’t know what that was, and I didn’t know how to find it. Fortunately, there was a Power greater than myself who was in charge and has guided me to this point. For that I am most grateful.
Now, back to the first paragraph. It expresses what I want to see in my life. Although I don’t know the way things are going to manifest, there seems to be loads of possibilities. Putting my desires out there to you and the universe seems like a good place to start.
Thanks for reading this.
I’ll be in touch.