My friend, Cynthia, attempted to introduce me recently to one of her friends. I saw a slight hesitation flicker across her face as she struggled with a label for me. This did not surprise me in the least as I, like so many Lady Boomers, wear a lot of hats. At an average age of 60, Baby Boomer women have lived multiple roles and occupations over the course of their varied lives.
I too am confused about what to call or label myself. I love being a Mom to my adult children; my husband and I own a market research firm conducting survey and focus group research for campaigns and companies; and I am director of the Jeremiah Project, a creative arts program for at risk kids. But what I really love is writing this blog. This blog is evolving into a book and accompanying journal entitled, “Be Brave. Lose the Beige”. I’m a clay artist and enjoy creating clay sculptures, some of which illustrate this blog and book. So what is my identity exactly? I feel like such a hybrid of several different roles. I think many of us Lady Boomers feel the same way. My husband came up with a fun label for me – Claywriter. I really love the term. It describes at least two of my roles (clay artist and writer). Why not try creating a fun word to describe yourself and your pursuits? Don’t let the English language limit your choices. Post a comment to share your new found I.D.
Liz Kitchens is the founder of Be Brave. Lose the Beige and conducts workshops and retreats focusing on relevant issues facing Lady Boomers. Click here to join our mailing list – http://tinyurl.com/m8qtefu
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