50 Over 50 Project for 2020


Lori James

Age: 59


"Don't take yourself so serious. Know that you are right where you need to be. Take time for yourself."

Age: 59
Profession: Sales

What is the best thing about being your age?
I feel more comfortable with myself. Realizing what really matters in life.

What hardships have you endured that you feel have made you stronger?
A divorce, loss of my mother, going through a hurricane, and fires.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Bringing up my two daughters and stopping drinking.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being with family outside. Gardening, staying at the beach.

What is your most treasured possession?
My sobriety, and family.

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

What is your greatest extravagance?
Buying a new car.

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

What is a trait you are most proud of?
Being of service to others.

What is your greatest fear?
Loosing my kids.

What do you most value in your friends?
Their honesty and support.

What advice would you give your younger self?
Don't worry about the small stuff, don't compare yourself to anyone else. Love yourself, know that things will get better.

What is your motto or favorite quote?
One day at a time.