I’m delighted to be able to attend and plan to firmly kick up my not-so-high heels (gave those up 40 years ago) and to thoroughly enjoy myself in The Big Apple.
There are some bloggers who believe that blogging is only a young woman’s sport, and that to be successful at it one must be young, nubile, and still raising young children at home—an absurd notion if I may say, and one with which I could not disagree more.
While it is true that at the age of 55 I can no longer run a 5K in 20 minutes flat, and that I also no longer have the muscle tone and physical prowess of a 30 year old, it is not true that success, whether as a blogger or any other endeavor, is meant to be only for the young.
I am well aware that we live in a culture that worships and glorifies eternal youth and beauty. However, I am also aware of the great power I have to reject such limiting ideas, and to choose instead to embrace ideas which empower me.
There is a high road and a low road in all of life, and I can’t say that I’ve always taken the one that is higher. But if menopause has wisdom, as Dr. Christiane Northrup has said, then it has certainly taught me that the greatest power I have is the power to choose which road I want to take, the power to choose how I want to think, and what I want to believe.
If I have the choice to take the higher road of empowerment, and to cast off thinking which limits me and ultimately closes doors of opportunity to me; why then, would I want to choose the lower road of limitations and powerlessness?