Suddenly, magically, I’m not invisible

March 13, 2012 at 10:00 am in Family & Relationships, Work & Money by VN Featured Comment

Today’s Featured Comment

From Vicky1956

I can understand the “invisibility” factor.

I resisted it at first. Then I realized that by being invisible, I am in a position of power. I float on the perimeter while the younger women are vying for position and posturing for center stage.

Then, just when there is a lull in the action, I step in with the words of wisdom, the power of KNOWING, and the wisdom borne of experience and chutzpah…and I calmly, authoritatively, eloquently…state my position.

Suddenly…magically…I am not invisible. I am a wealth of resource and support which I freely give. I have nothing to prove; I am successful and good and kind, and I want to nurture the young women. I am clearly visible to myself. And I don’t need to compete. I am confident, happy, and a doggone good role model.

And…I’m 55! Woohoo!

[This comment was originally posted in this conversation. ~ Eds.]