I hope you are well today!
Life is busy here. We have been talking with several new artists who might teach for us this year, and also keeping up with the current class schedule (three new classes coming up!)… in addition, we also have a new website in the works, which will allow students just log in to our website with their own password and access all of their classes at once.
This new website has been in process for over a year! But Steve and I were talking about it last night and agreed that we were glad it has taken this long, as we are much better able now — a year later — to make good decisions about what features will most benefit our customers.
The same might be said about “life!”
Steve and I both had birthdays last week, and are now both in our 50s. (Steve turned 50, I’m 52.) We are finding that we are much better able to make good decisions about our lives and business, as we “know” ourselves better than even a few years ago.
A question for those of you past 50: Have you found this to be true for you, too?
Have a wonderful week!
P.S. Above is a drawing made to music a la one of Lynn Whipple’s assignments in the Year of the Spark class, combined with some painted packing tape that was part of my most recent Spark lesson.
Bobbie Newlin said:
Definitely true for me. I also found that past 75 I really am able to speak my mind without fear. Not that something negative won’t come back at me, I just feel more free to be myself regardless of the consequences. Finally self-assured. It was a long time coming.
Curious to the Max said:
No sure if I make better decisions – as I get older there are fewer decisions to make and now that I”m retired, more time to make them . . .
Yes after 50 life sort of stabilizes. You arent in such a rush anymore and projects tend to take longer because you put more time and thought into them. Plus if something works reasonably well theres no urgency to make big changes unless you really see a better way.
When I went to visit my family last june and my husband decided to reorganize the whole office while I was gone I was shell shocked for a couple months because the change was dramatic & I needed time to adjust without feeling completely lost in my own house. Now I feel loads better…..a year later. Its easier to get things done less cluttered and crowded. Definitely nicer looking spacewise. Takes time to make better changes.
Yes, I’ve found that I’m not in quite the rush that I was in my 20s and 30s… 😀
Lynda Sweeney said:
Thanks for the update. Happy birthday. Yes I am now 51 and much more desisive
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Patti Sandham said:
I feel like I am embracing me better. 🙂 Not afraid to be my true self
It’s interesting but yes, past your fifties (well past in my case), other people’s opinions are less important, and consequences are something you’ve learned to live with.
Justine Heisel said:
Absolutely agree! Being older has its drawbacks, but many more plusses!
right there with you at 52! 🙂 just wish I had all the talent! working on it and hope to join a class soon. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!
Jill Kuhn said:
Hi Jodi! 😊
I turn 50 in June! And my husband just turned 51. So, right there with you also! I still feel 25 in my heart and mind! (My body, not so much.) Since we still have two young children, well, teenagers, living at home with us, they keep us moving very fast still. Some day I will slow down, I’m sure once they move out and on with their lives. I am definitely more confident and still love trying new things. Even with technology, I hope I never lose that excitement for learning!
Vicki Timmons said:
40… the lovely long view began. 45-55 is the integration and those ten years set you up for the next decade. You can feel its long sweep as each decade connects the dots of wisdom from the first ten years of your life.then the 10-20 decade reveals secrets now that seem obvious. Growth is organic. At 60 there is an awakening and each decade has that from 40 on. By mid decade you are shown new expansion and integrating it for the next. You can’t even talk about the 30’s until you are in the first half of your 60’s. Ermagerd. 70. I can’t wait!!! 65, giddy and counting!
Jill Kuhn said:
Hi Carla! So excited about your new website! And LOVE all your classes!!! New teachers, oh boy! Can’t wait! 😊
I’m 54 – and hopefully wiser – just wish I had a younger body! LOL! I find that I make ART a greater priority now. And I try to make the most of each day because we never know how much time we have to make a difference. ❤️
les images 2 Renata said:
I’m 53 since March. I changed my live at 50, a new one started, I did it because at 50 they announced me a breast cancer, and that was a big opportunity !!!
So happy birthday for all
I though my early 50’s were some of the best years–actually mid 40’s to 50’s–there is something so sure about them–you have it figured out by then. Enjoy this time in your lives. I turned 70 on Monday (we are fellow Taurus’s). And it goes faster and faster as each year passes!
Oh, wonderful flowers!! I am 58, and recently discovered, too, how much I have grown in the last six years or so. Definitely know myself a lot better, too! Here’s to approaching sixty!
Happy belated birthday to you and Steve! 🎈🎂 🎈. Wow, you have been busy. Love the bugs you have been creating! Can’t wait to see more!