1. Introduction

Thank you for being willing to share your experiences with me—above all, thanks for your time. This survey is designed for women over the age of 42 but you can participate at any age if you are reinventing yourself.

The results I compile will be used as anecdotal evidence of a shift that I’ve observed, in own life and the lives of the women I meet in my work, a shift in attitudes about aging… although I resist using the word “aging” at all.

So far, my research and personal experience are showing that women don’t experience this passage the same way that our mothers and grandmothers did. In fact, today's women seem to be entering their 40s, 50s and 60s with more energy and enthusiasm than they’ve ever had before.

We are actively reinventing ourselves, awakening latent talents and interests and creating new ones.