Welcome to Change Your Midlife!
Since 2010, I’ve had some iteration of The Rich Life. I started with The Rich Life (on a budget), which eventually became The Rich Life in Wine Country.
I loved blogging and I was really into it. It gave me a way to be creative, interact with and meet women my age from all over the world. I had lots of opportunities and invitations to travel, go to parties and events, and be in fashion shows and ads. I was wined and dined and given lots of merchandise. It was fun and exciting!
I blogged steadily for about seven years. Then in 2017, I stopped after the Tubbs Fire came to Sonoma and Napa counties. Blogging just wasn’t important to me anymore after that. My inner voice – my advisor – had been telling me for about a year that my blog had become a source of stress and an obligation; no longer a fun and creative outlet. But I didn’t listen and when the tragic fires of 2017 came to my town, my values completely shifted and blogging went to the bottom of the list of important things.
Fast forward to 2020
Two years ago I began my remarkable and unexpected journey. I shared parts of my weight loss and alcohol freedom on Instagram and people seemed genuinely interested. I started blogging again and it just made sense to hang onto the Rich Life title. I thought it might ring a bell with a few people who had read my blog years ago and it was the easiest thing to do. The Rich Life After 50 was the new name. I didn’t love it but it worked.
As the two year anniversary of both giving up alcohol and starting my 90-pound weight loss approaches, I decided saying goodbye to The Rich Life after 11 years and welcoming a new title would be a lovely way to celebrate.
Change Your Midlife resonates with me and the content I write. For once, I didn’t ask a bunch of people for their opinions about the change or the new title. That may not sound like a big deal, but for me it is.
Throughout my life, I have relied heavily on other people’s advice, approval, and validation. Making this decision completely on my own, including the graphics, is a first for me. It’s another sign of my personal growth these last two years, specifically that I trust myself to make good decisions for me.
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