Embracing the Chaos: A Hilarious Odyssey of Starting Over Later in Life

Published on 11 April 2024 at 06:36

Greetings, fellow adventurers, and welcome to the crazy tale of my journey -- starting over later in life. Picture this: a single, over-50 (actually WAY over 50!), Black woman with a heart full of wanderlust, a knack for comedic timing, and a laundry list of businesses under her belt - children's entertainment company, maid service, cake decorating, transcription service, financial aid consulting firms, natural parenting store, cloth diaper line, reselling business, t-shirt venture, waist bead parties, and business consulting gigs. Yes, you read that right—I've dabbled in just about everything under the sun, and let me tell you, the ride has been nothing short of a sidesplitting rollercoaster of mishaps, misadventures, and a whole lot of laughs.

But before we dive headfirst into the hilarity, let me introduce myself—I'm kind of a hippie woman, with many passions and quirks, with a love for clean eating, environmental conservation, golf and the occasional travel calamity. Speaking of travel, did I mention that I've gallivanted across 44 of the 50 states (including Hawaii and Alaska), explored countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe, and sampled the culinary delights of Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Jamaica? It's true—my wanderlust knows no bounds, and my passport bears witness to a lifetime of adventures and misadventures alike.

Now, let's talk about family—the heart and soul of this uproarious adventure. I may be a fearless entrepreneur and aspiring actress, but at the end of the day, nothing brings me more joy than spending time with my two adult kids. We're a tight-knit trio, united by laughter, love, and the occasional eye roll at each other's shenanigans. And let's not forget about my sisters—the yin to my yang, the peanut butter to my jelly. We may bicker, banter and clown like nobody's business, but when push comes to shove, they're my rock, my confidantes, and my partners in crime.

But I digress—back to the topic at hand: starting over later in life. It's a journey marked by equal parts trepidation and exhilaration, uncertainty and boundless possibility. And as I navigate the twists and turns of this wild ride, I'm reminded of two things: first, that opportunities of a lifetime must be seized during the lifetime of the opportunity, and second, that sometimes you just have to jump and pray that the parachute works. It usually does—and when it doesn't, well, you pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep it pushing.

So, here's to embracing the chaos, seizing the day, and finding the humor in life's absurdities. After all, as a wise person once said, laughter truly is the best medicine. Here's to new beginnings, fearless pursuits, and a lifetime of unforgettable adventures. Cheers to starting over, no matter what stage of life you find yourself in. And remember, the journey may be unpredictable, but as long as you're armed with prayer, humor, resilience, and a sense of adventure, there's nothing you can't handle. Let the laughter begin!

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Kim Mallory
3 months ago

You look amazing.. @61. We. will be embracing it well..🙏

Kelly Phillips
3 months ago

I absolutely love it. Yes, rubber meets the road as a fam we comin & comin deep. Proud to say, your're MY sista & role model!