I am taking a webinar course by Jean Shinoda Bolen, Goddesses With You (After 50), and she speaks of how we have three acts in life: the Maiden (youth), the Mother (when we are busy developing careers, raising children taking care of needs outside of our own), and the Wise Women/Crone years (post-menopausal). When we enter our Wise Women years, our 3rd act, it is a time when we tie in the 1st act back into our lives. It is a time to bring back our authenticity and fulfill the needs we set aside during our second act of life because we were too busy meeting the demands outside of ourselves. This is a beautiful illustration to see how life is a full circle. Give yourself the permission to focus on your needs first so you live the life of your childhood dreams – modified to include what makes your heart sing now!