My friend, Cynthia, attempted to introduce me recently to one of her friends. I saw a slight hesitation flicker across her face as she struggled with a label for me. This did not surprise me in the least as I, like so many Lady Boomers, wear a lot of hats. At an average age of 60, Baby Boomer women have lived multiple roles and occupations over the course of their varied lives.
I too am confused about what to call or label myself. I love being a Mom to my adult children; my husband and I own a market research firm conducting survey and focus group research for campaigns and companies; and I am director of the Jeremiah Project, a creative arts program for at risk kids. But what I really love is writing this blog. This blog is evolving into a book and accompanying journal entitled, “Be Brave. Lose the Beige”. I’m a clay artist and enjoy creating clay sculptures, some of which illustrate this blog and book. So what is my identity exactly? I feel like such a hybrid of several different roles. I think many of us Lady Boomers feel the same way. My husband came up with a fun label for me – Claywriter. I really love the term. It describes at least two of my roles (clay artist and writer). Why not try creating a fun word to describe yourself and your pursuits? Don’t let the English language limit your choices. Post a comment to share your new found I.D.