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Women at Halftime Podcast

Jun 7, 2022

Do you ever open up a book and after reading the beginning, skip to the end of the story? It’s tempting at times, especially when there is so much suspense and you want to make sure the hero or heroine lives! It’s a vivid illustration of how we can write much of the end of our story, even though there are so many unknowns. There is a lot of life to live, but when all is said and done, what story will be told about your life? Mid-career and the halftime of life is the perfect time to rethink your story.

I just finished listening to the audiobook The Nightingale and it starts in 1995 with an old woman booking a trip to Paris. She has lived in the U.S. for a number of years and has put all that happened during the German invasion behind her, even keeping it from her son. The book then flashes back to a riveting story of two sisters in World War II. All the while, I’m wondering which sister it was that traveled to Paris, as I knew the other one probably didn’t make it through the war. I didn’t find out until the end of the story.

There are many books where I don’t make it to the end of the story. This is because the authors have either leaned on repetition that wasn’t needed or I’ve just lost interest. I don’t want that to be said about my life. Living a productive, fulfilling life that is interesting and moves forward is how I want to approach the end of my story. To do so takes persistence, focused vision and a positive mindset. Full article here: https://