God, I hope so! While I am officially post-menopausal, maladies of the change intrude every so often, capturing my attention and giving me fodder for the Menopause Goddess Blog. That was and is great.
Lately, though, I’ve been feeling restless. As the most annoying manifestations of the Big M fade into background noise, I ask myself “What’s Next?” “What will I be doing five years from now?” “Dear goddess, will I still be writing about the Pause?”
Driving to my daughter’s house last weekend, I broached the subject with my husband. “I want to write about other things that are more front and center for me and the Venuses now,” I told him. “But I sure don’t want to bail on my sister goddesses just beginning or in the midst of the Change. I’m confused and conflicted.”
“Why does it have to be either or?” he asked. “Keep the blog as is, write some about the Big M and add the relevant musings about being beyond the Pause.”
Well, duh. It was so obvious that I couldn’t see it.
So from here on out, there will be three basic themes that Menopause Goddess Blog addresses. All categories that we see now (and new ones to come) will fall under the heading of one of these three themes. The first theme is Menopause. The second is Aging Gracefully. The third is up to you all to title.
I want to focus on who we are becoming for our second half of life. What is our vision for the next fifty years? Who do we wish to be? What legacy, if any, shall we leave behind us?
At first, I thought to call this third theme “Midlife Matters”. Then my mate, Dewitt, oh so tactfully pointed out that technically I’m past midlife. (Thanks for that , sweetie.)
So I’m asking all my sister goddesses for help. Help me name this theme. And to sweeten the deal, let’s make it a contest. Submitter of the best name choice will receive a signed copy of The Big M. And if you already have the book? Then your prize will be a lovely wooden Big M jewel box.
I’m excited to see what you all come up with. And excited to embark upon new topics as we grow together. And hey, if you have any topic ideas? Or want to offer a guest blog post? Send them on!