50 OVER 50 PROJECT FOR 2022
#19
Enid Brock

Age: 61

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"Having the guts, and patience, to sit with uncertainty while you give your heart time to speak, can lead to glorious outcomes."

 

age: 61

 

profession:   Lawyer, designer, matriarch

 

What is the best thing about being your age?

When I was young, everything was zoomed in, all the time.  Here in my 60s, I have discovered the wide-angle lens. I embrace the broader perspective that comes from having both.

What's your favorite thing you have checked off your bucket list?

Designing and building our family home.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Sitting around the table with the people I love.

What do you most value in your friends?

They are always there, for both the laughter and the tears.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I would have rhythm.

what is your greatest extravagance?

My garden.

What is your most treasured possession?

Our home. It’s not something I can slip in my pocket, but the 2020 fire evacuation taught me everything about what I truly value, and what I can live without. After we had filled our cars with the things we loved, we stood in the driveway to say goodbye to the house we might never see again. With ashes raining down upon us, I realized I would give up everything we had so carefully packed away just to walk back in that front door once more.

what do you consider your greatest achievement?

My family.

What is a trait you are most proud of?

Courage.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Relax, you’re doing fine.

What is your motto or favorite quote?

 “Love in the open hand, nothing but that.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

Words of wisdom for younger women

“The great thing is, you don’t have to decide right now.“

It may seem trivial, but you would be surprised.  Our era glorifies rapid decision making.  But having the guts, and patience, to sit with uncertainty while you give your heart time to speak can lead to glorious outcomes.

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