by Conchetta Jones
What is my WHY? What is my Purpose? Why do I press on?
I’m 64 years old. God has prepared me for such a time as this. Over the years I have looked back over my life and often wondered why certain things happened to me. I think about how decisions I’ve made, (often unwise), have gotten me to this point. I think about how if I had just made even one or two different choices my entire life would have ended up differently.
Sometimes I daydream about that different life. But mostly I think about the lessons I have learned over these 64 years and just what is my purpose in life.
That leads me to writing this article. As I thought about what to write, I had to consider my life. What is my WHY? What is my Purpose? Why do I press on? What motivates me to do the things I do? Why do I share my personal business? Why am I so transparent? Why do I look for ways to support women? Well, I’ll tell you. I feel that everything I have gone through and have experienced in my life was not just for me; but for the woman assigned to me. The woman I have not even met yet, but who is waiting to hear my story and to hear how I made it through all of the things I have; to hear how I wore a mask for many years and realize that— just like I made it through, so can she. I took my mask off. SO. CAN. SHE.
To the woman who thinks that life has passed her by…
…I am here to remind her that age is nothing but a number. It’s the mindset that matters. Those limiting beliefs have got to go. Being too concerned about what other people think or say has got to go. I want her to know: Sis, you can do whatever you put your mind to, and your age is not the deciding factor. It is time to step up and step out.
I go so hard because this teen mom, twice-divorced, finished-college-in-my-50’s woman wants to motivate, inspire and empower women to step out of the box that they have been placed into, and to live out loud. Be Bold. Be Fearless. Do it.
Whatever “it” is.
I did it and so can you.
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