This is a great example of the power and insight that blogging has to offer.
A little bit about blogger (and much more) Robin Korth…
“I was 45 years old and realized that I had hit a wall. I had no clue who I was, what was important to me nor where I was going.” There was a lot of work to be done. Korth reached out for help and finally came through the other side. It was a six-year journey of often one step forward and two steps back. In 2006, with a divorce pending, Korth joined a group of 13 community-based newspapers in Miami as an advertising salesperson. “This felt great and really scary at the same time,” she says. “I was back in advertising and there was a printing press thumping just down the hall! I began to get my feet under myself and became comfortable with the selling, creating, and scheduling of ads and articles for clients. Working at the newspapers allowed me to grow; gave me lots of opportunities to create and present interesting ideas for stories and special sections.
Her blog, “On Aging” is very well written with the bonus of being both honest and insightful.
“The idea or seed for Insights On Aging was born over the last years as I have moved well into my 50s and have my 60th year in my sights. I don’t feel old. I feel more alive and energetic than ever. I have come through many adventures, sorrows, joys, and defeats. There is some history now. There is also the humility of having failed. And, the inner strength of having picked myself up and moved on.
For the last number of years now I thought I was creating or recreating me. I thought I had walked away from the old Robin and gone on a journey to find the lady I was meant to be. Not so! As I looked back and truly saw me–child, young adult, self-made victim, mother, wife, etc.–there I was in the all of the story. I clearly saw who I have always been at the heart of me.