THERE’S ONLY ONE THING ON MY BUCKET LIST: TO DIE LAUGHING!
If you’re a woman who thinks her best years are behind her… you’ve come to the right place. Why? Because this is where you’ll get a much-needed “thinking makeover.” Believing any of those feeble thoughts that your brain is serving up to you will make you die with a sad face. Ack! Unacceptable!
The goal is to die happy. And laughing. Sorry… not trying to be morbid or anything, but the fact is, we are going to die (something that took me a while to accept) and while we have no control over that, we do have control over how we want to live while we’re living.
Something happens when we turn 40. (For some of us it’s 39; for others, maybe it’s 47–who’s really counting?) Sometimes we notice. Sometimes we don’t notice until one day we look in the mirror and we don’t recognize the person who’s looking back.
We may ask ourselves, “Is this it?” Or, “Now what?” And, “Is anybody ever going to explain why there are no ‘B’ batteries?”
(Seriously, has no one else ever asked this question?)
I’m glad you’re here. We are a tribe of women dedicated to creating a future that is bigger and better than anything we’ve created in the past. That’s not just talk. We don’t stop at ‘talk’. We create action plans. We do stuff. We put our Integrity where our mouth is. We walk the proverbial talk. And sometimes we toss out the odd knock-knock joke for the hell of it.
In other words, the train doesn’t stop here; it becomes a silver bullet here.
That’s just me, thinking out loud. I do a lot of that, which is why my blog is called Lin Out Loud.
(I always got straight A’s on my report card, with the added
unfortunate delightful comment to my parents that I “talked too much.” Who knew I needed a blog back then?)
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I truly believe it’s what we do with our lives after 40 that really counts. I made that up–but I like it. It doesn’t let me off the hook. It doesn’t allow me to rest on the leaves of my Laurus Nobilis tree. And I suspect you feel the same way.
Besides, the first forty-odd years were just practice–now it’s time to launch the shiitakes out of our lives.
These are not just words on a computer screen: this here is real (my favorite line from Scared Straight, that prison show on TV that I make my teenage kids watch).
We’re starting a new kind of woman’s movement: a gutsy glorious movement that demands that we step up; that we go all in; that we leave nothing undone.
‘Cause this is here is real. And it’s raw. And sexy. And divine. Even when it brings us to our knees.
Want to join our gutsy glorious movement? I hope so, because we need you. We need to hear your voice. We need to hear what makes you hippity hoppity happy and what makes you want to kick the treads off your Super Swamper tires. (If you actually do have Super Swampers, I’m beyond impressed. We should talk.)
Listen up Gutsy Girl: there’s no room for wallowing here–okay, fine, you’ve got exactly 6-and-a-half minutes to wallow, and then it’s time to get back in the game. What? You thought you could wallow for longer than that? Think again. And if that doesn’t work, maybe you need a Dignity Pill–my daily supplement for the way to re-think your life. You’ll find them scattered throughout this website. (Warning: they’re addictive.)
Stick around because if you’ve got the guts, I’ll show you the glory. (I’ll even let you borrow some of mine to get you started. I’ve got guts to spare, and share! The glory, however, will be all yours.)
Make no mistake–you belong here.
x + o to infinity
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