Oh my goodness — we are marching through my 'Decade Dames' series where I interview women on a 'big' decade birthday from ages 20 to 90. This week we meet Brenda who turned 80 during the pandemic.
Brenda is a divorcee with two grownup sons (and grandchildren) who has had a myriad jobs and careers throughout her life after pursing dancing as her dream. Here is another independent woman who has much to say about just trying new things and giving life a go. As Brenda says, "teach yourself how to learn and the rest will come."
This series has now heard from women from three continents from different socio economic backgrounds. Women who all had different opportunities and choices open to them, and it's fascinating to see the crossovers, but also how those upbringings shape us as people — as women.
Brenda is reflective but also grateful, however one comment about not waking up at 60 to find you are 60 was a little shocking for me. Don’t let your own life creep up on you or it might be a surprise you don’t welcome. Having turned 50 myself just last week this sentiment sits somewhat awkwardly for me. Ten years. I have much to do.
So listen up folks and I have no doubt you will learn something useful to apply in your own life. Please do subscribe, share and send me feedback! I'd LOVE a review too.
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