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Allison Bolin

Age: 67

Registered Nurse

"Aging happens no matter what we do, find adventure."

Allison Bolin

What is the best thing about being your age?

I am old enough to have some wisdom about my self and how I affect others.

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

Two kidney transplants. I have learned that shit (or stuff) happens and I can still learn from things that happen in my life and how important self-care is. If I had known I would live this long maybe I would have put myself first more often.

What is your favorite thing you have checked off your bucket list?

I have signed up for a Carolyn Myss workshop in Sedona in early 2022 – two things on my bucket list, seeing Carolyn Myss and going to Sedona.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Letting go of what others think of me. Feeling comfortable in my own skin.

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

My fear getting in the way of living life.

what is your greatest extravagance?

Yarn! I have achieved SABLE: Stash already beyond life expectancy.

What is your most treasured possession?

My tribe.

what do you consider your greatest achievement?

Being in recovery for over 30 years and staying a nurse for 45 years – I have gotten to do so many interesting things as a nurse.

What is a trait you are most proud of?

My sense of humor and resilience.

What do you most value in your friends?

The ability to see humor in life.

What is your motto or favorite quote?

We must learn from other’s mistakes; we do not have time to make them all ourselves. What advice would you give your younger self?

Done is better than perfect and what others think of me is none of my business.

Words of wisdom for younger women

Feel the fear and do it anyway. Done is better than perfect.

Additional Thoughts on aging...

Aging happens no matter what we do, find adventure.


Allison Bolin
Allison Bolin