I made a decision to share my ideas on this article as a result of each week I spend the day with Oprah and Tremendous Soul Sunday. God I really like that present! However very seldom can we get to take an up shut and private journey with somebody as they attain for Oprah's life expertise. We all the time see the ultimate product and perhaps images or movies of how they arrived there. However audiences ought to be capable to expertise the journey, because it occurs! The fantastic thing about watching her is that she is considered one of us … Fierce over 50! And make no mistake that IS the type of success I'm going for! My private problem is, I’d by no means have thought at age 58, I’d have misplaced my house, marriage, enterprise, not have a gentle paycheck and returning to the courting scene!
Now, I notice that is simply one other a part of our life journey. And being a toddler of present enterprise I've chosen to name it ACT 2 … Now What? My ACT 1 has been an exquisite journey (properly … up till the entire no house, no husband and no enterprise) and I've been blessed on many ranges. I've carried out on Broadway in hit reveals one which was Smokey Joe's Café for which I obtained a Tony Award Nomination. I've carried out in CHICAGO on Broadway alongside fantastic co-stars like Rita Wilson, USHER, BeBe Neuwirth, Brian McKnight, Lisa Rinna and Patty LaBelle. However nothing actually prepares you for this type of flip in your life … over 50!
I've all the time wished to be an instance for ladies of their ACT 2 journey. There are tens of millions of ladies going via the very same factor. It's nothing new however there are increasingly more ladies deciding to enter their ACT 2 by re-defining themselves. Not by “going gently into that goodnight” They only want a serving to hand and a FIERCE pair of pumps … gotta have my pumps !!
So right here I’m getting into ACT 2 in all my glory (and people days that make you say WHAT THE …?!). However I really feel if I share my ups and downs it simply would possibly make the journey for different ladies somewhat simpler. I would like our journey to be taken with grace, humor and enjoyable! At the very least you realize something is feasible and also you're not alone.
I positive know I’ve questions, ideas, fears and new feelings (a few of which change second by second) that I’d like to share and get suggestions.
My query of the day is, when did YOU notice your life had shifted into ACT 2? Was it so gradual that you simply didn't really feel it or was it as abrupt as listening to the equal of “they've determined to go youthful!”.
A gradual shift into ACT 2 appears so humane. Whereas listening to that “going youthful” phrase, particularly for an actress, is kind of devastating! Particularly because you simply knew you have been nonetheless ALL THAT! Now don't get me flawed I nonetheless know I'm “all that” simply another way!
On an excellent day I can nonetheless get all dolled up (takes somewhat longer however …) exit with buddies and have a good time! I can calmly inform myself “The Creator has not despatched a loving accomplice to me but as a result of I’ve issues to do to arrange myself for my” new life “That mindset often works however there are days when nothing I can inform myself makes me really feel higher .There are feelings that come up that I can't clarify after which go away simply as shortly and the phrases “sizzling flash” has a number of new meanings!
A foul day may embrace crying, despair, insecure emotions, feeling unattractive, loneliness, I'm ugly, I'm fats and the ever standard I'll by no means have intercourse once more! That final one is an entire different weblog in itself. However all you’ll be able to suppose is “please don't make me rise up take a bathe, brush my enamel and dress except there's Butter Pecan or Cookies and Cream concerned!
Anyhoo, I hope this journey we take collectively is thoughts blowing or no less than a mild place to land. In any case let's …