I mentioned in my first post that this year I turned 42, on one side, I feel great and on the other, there are a few things I just don’t like. I don’t like that I have to color my hair every other month to cover grays. I don’t like that it is just harder to shed a few pounds when I have over indulged. I love however, the knowledge and insight of experience.
My daughters are older now and while I still have one in the house, she is in high school and pretty independent. I find myself seeking out ways to fill some time gaps I have as well as a desire to diversify as I get older. I have focused so much of my time on raising my daughters and establishing a career that I have gotten to this point and I say now what?
Recently, I decided since I am a discerning individual I would work to become an “influencer” to share my opinions on products via social media. I like this idea and while I am new to it, I am enjoying it. I signed up with BzzAgent and Moms Meet to receive products and review them, super easy and not overly time-consuming. What I have found most interesting is the community that comes along with this and the desire of others to see your feedback, to follow you and for them to be followed by you. I am sure I will touch on this more in later posts as I really get going with it. Question, should I be offended that I have only been selected thus far to try and review eye wrinkle creme and gray root cover up? Olay Ultimate Eye Creme (great texture and blend) and L’Oreal Root Cover up are among the products I have been offered to try. A sign of getting older I suppose.
I exercise regularly, this is my time to think creatively and out of the box, lately I have thought often of what else I can do. What about my professional knowledge and contributions? I would like to sit on a board, become an adjunct speaker for a school, or become part of a mentor program outside of the organization that I work for but I have no idea where to start. I believe this would expose me to other opportunities but I have no idea where to start. I certainly do not want to leave the hotel business any time soon but let’s face it, I don’t want to handle the day-to-day operations of a hotel when I am of a certain age. Rather, the idea of consulting and speaking engagements that fit my lifestyle at the time is appealing. I suppose this is what everyone wants but one has to take the steps to get moving in that direction and I am at that point in my life. I am ready to share my intellectual property.
Interesting thought I keep coming back to, when I was younger I was finding myself and my career and as I get older I am still finding myself and reinventing my career.