Long time, no see!
I’ve spent the last eight months trying to decide what I wanted to do with the site, and I think I’ve finally landed on it.
I’ve decided to (re)launch North of 50, with a clearer focus on women (of a certain age) and the adventure of experiencing other cultures and places.
If you followed N50 before, you know that throughout 2018, I posted a piece every Sunday for the entire year to the site (some posts you can still see; others have been deleted because I closed the premium account and they are now irretrievable on the site—not to worry–I had them all made into a book).
On reflection, the problem was that the site as a whole lacked focus, so I closed it off on the last Sunday of 2018, when I set it up to post, as I was on the edge of the Amazon rain forest at an eco-lodge with no mobile or internet. Which was fine.
Taking some time to think about what I wanted to write about, and then discovering some amazing people and their stories, I’ve decided what I want to do. Honestly? I think I ultimately wanted to take this path all along; I just couldn’t figure out how to get there.
What I’ve learned is that no one person can know everything (or in my case, pretend to know). It’s about all of us and our experiences; it’s the collective voice that tells the story best.
I like to think of myself as a writer with a little bit of skill, and I know that I love to tell a good story. Or a good bad story. Or a funny story. Or to share useful information. And that’s what I want the new North of 50 to do.
I want it to inform, entertain, explain….and above all, share the voices of experience—yours—in navigating the world—and life in general.
I hope you’ll follow along—and maybe contribute. After all, I think we can all agree…it’s all about the journey.
Back with more info next month (and hopefully a new look–if I can figure out the technology)—get ready to share your stories!
Oh, and there’s a new email if you want to reach out: Northof50info@gmail.com