As Gail Sheehy said in her book ‘Passages.’
Passionate, liberated women – married and single – who are unwilling to settle for stereotypical roles of middle age and who are now realising they don’t have to. Once free of the exhausting demands of young children, needy husbands, and building early careers, they embrace what I call their Second Adulthood as a period of reawakening.
The great transition in the passage to the Second Adulthood, for women, is a move from pleasing to mastery. In our First Adulthood, we survive by figuring out how to please and perform for the powerful people who protect and reward us. It is in her fifties that a woman is finally unafraid to speak with her own voice.
So what about your voice? Where is your road leading? What are you planning on doing with the Second Adulthood of your life?
Maybe it’s time to get the road map out and plan your journey.