Never Too Late to Bloom–excerpts

Here is an excerpt from my book,Never Too Late to Bloom: Becoming the Woman You Were Meant to Be. I hope you enjoy it. I will post more excerpts on future blogs.

How I Came to Write a Book

“I had been pondering my mission off and on for many years. Having read Betty Friedan’s classic book The Feminine Mystique in the 60s, I had known for a long time that I was destined for another, perhaps greater task than wife and mother.

“I knew that my mission would involve helping people in some way, but I could never seem to get the full extent or impact of that vision and the exact form it would take.”

My Mission Manifests

“And then it happened in an unexpected way. For a few days in a row, I had concentrated on my mission more heavily than usual. One night about 2 a.m. I awoke with my vision fully formed. At once I knew with a joyful heart that I had found my true calling—the mission I had been put here to fulfill.

“And I now understood why it took me all this time to find it. My mission is to help women who are searching for their true calling in the latter half of their lives, and to lead them compassionately, through coaching and writing, to fulfill those callings.”

Why I Could Not Find it Sooner

“I could not have done this earlier in my life, because I had not arrived at the third age myself. This third age will be described in (later blogs). I am now well into my third age, and so I can begin my new journey, bringing with me all of the experiences which helped to form me.

“This book was written specifically for women in the latter half of their lives. Men are welcome and encouraged to read it, as it will inform them about the women in their lives, and I think to a lesser extent, themselves. Just keep in mind, men, that your journey has been and will be somewhat different from theirs. There will be similarities to be sure, but your path is uniquely shaped by the socialization of your gender, as ours is.”

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Never Too Late To Bloom

Never Too Late To Bloom