50 OVER 50 PROJECT FOR 2020
Lora Lee Chapman
"Aging is great
because it means
you are still alive!"
age: 55 profession: Sales
What is the best thing about being your age?
Freedom. So many things I used to worry about just don't even matter. I just live my life without worrying about them.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Surviving stage 4 cancer in 2017.
What's your favorite thing you have checked off your bucket list?
Jumping out of an airplane. I want to do it again.
What is your most treasured possession?
Gosh, this one is surprisingly hard to answer. I have a lot of heirloom antiques. I guess I would say my house in New York, it has been in the family since 1929.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Health and being with the man I love, eating a meal that he cooked for us.
What is a trait you are most proud of?
I am amazingly resilient. I just have a great bounce-back.
What is your greatest fear?
My cancer coming back is my greatest fear.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would like to be taller.
what is your greatest extravagance?
Real Maple Syrup, I never compromise on this.
What do you most value in your friends?
Acceptance. Friends who let me be me, and know who I am and have known since I was a young girls. My friends of 45 years are my greatest delight!
What advice would you give your younger self?
I would tell my younger self to not be so practical all the time. Get a little wild now and then. Also, travel more. Every chance you get to go somewhere, take it!
What is your motto or favorite quote?
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" – Wayne Gretzsky