This blog is intended to be both roadmap and journal, guidebook and diary. As a therapist, I plan to offer wisdom and experience from both the psychological and spiritual perspectives and will share from those perspectives as well as from my own ongoing experiences…because, Lord knows, He’s not done with me yet and I’m still learning as I go.
ABOUT GRACE OVER 50
Please, don’t think that this is just another place where we complain and see midlife as the ultimate downer. Neither will we attempt to fight the transformational process by becoming steeped in middlescence – the battle against transformation. Instead, we will face the truth that life is slowing down. We will acknowledge that we are coming face to face with the understanding that our time here is finite. We will accept that we don’t have a lot of control over the changes, losses and crises of our lives. BUT, we will also celebrate midlife as a time of growth, reinvention and legacy-making. This is a time of becoming the woman we were always meant to be.
Here is the place and now is the time to rediscover self, purpose and JOY. I want us to experience all of it here, together. And all of that experiencing is going to take grace.
Thus, the birth of Grace Over 50. Also, as a cute play on words, my dad used to call me Grace because, as the consumate tomboy, I was anything but graceful (as attested to by the myriad photos of me with casts and crutches in childhood)….but that is being redeemed as well with a new understanding of grace as heart-state, not physical-state. So, while I may not be graceful, I seek, always, to be gracious…grace over 50.
IS THIS THE PLACE FOR YOU?
If you are a woman over 50, will be a woman over 50 or love a woman over 50, this place is for you. You are welcome here.
At my church, we say, “All of your story is safe and welcome with us regardless of how it reads and you belong with us regardless of what you believe. We aren’t people who used to be like you, tolerate people like you, or fix people like you. We really are people just like you.” This is the message I want you to feel as you engage with this site.
As you read along, I hope you will engage with the process and share your insights in the comments. I, also, invite you share my posts and those of guest writers with your friends and loved ones.
Please, pour yourself a cup of your favorite beverage. Then, put your feet up, wrap yourself in your coziest blanket and let’s have some girltime together.
I’m Pam, it’s nice to meet you. Let’s be friends.
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