50 OVER 50 PROJECT FOR 2021
#16
Margie Way

Age: 71

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"Age is bringing me a lot of forgiveness and acceptance of myself and others. 

Lighten up = Enlightenment."

age: 71 profession: Hi-Tech Recruiter - Retired

 

What is the best thing about being your age?

Grown Daughters, Grandkids and Live Music!

What hardships have you endured that you feel have made you stronger?  

Single Mom trying to make wise decisions about things I didn't understand. Made lots of mistakes, but I never gave up and achieved success in many areas of my life.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Staying clean and sober 34 years and counting.

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

Too many to choose.  I've done a LOT of things I really wanted to do! Probably my favorite was getting to be a partner for putting on a large local music festival – entertaining  close to three thousand people including many of my dearest friends.  It was hard, but it was fun.

What is your most treasured possession?

My family and friends. Things don't really matter that much to me.  I love my home,  but it's not my everything.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Peace of mind. Believing everything is just where it's supposed to be.

What is a trait you are most proud of?

WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get. I'm very open and honest.

what is your greatest extravagance?

My vacation home in Carlsbad, CA.

what do you most value in your friends?

Passion for life. Honesty, Integrity and Resilience.

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

My life expectancy!! Make it healthier and longer! I don't want to miss anything! LOL! 

What advice would you give your younger self?

Enjoy the little things.

What is your motto or favorite quote?

Breathe in Peace, Breathe out a Smile.  Thich Nhat Hanh.

Words of wisdom for younger women

Trust your gut.  When your gut says 'no', stop.  True friends will understand.

Additional thoughts...

Age is bringing me a lot of forgiveness and acceptance of myself and others.  Lighten up = Enlightenment.

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