Perhaps you’ve heard of this thing called the Second Act and were wondering “What in the world is this whole “Second Act” thing? Well I am going to break it down for you in this post!
There are many reasons that people find themselves in The Second Act of their lives. Below I have listed just a few.
This was a big one for me personally. Just days after my 49th birthday, my husband walked out. Many people at this stage in their lives (myself included) had been out of the work force and raising kids for many years and now needed to figure out how to survive.
You have been home raising your children living your life and all of a sudden….. they are gone! Many times people will get very depressed during this stage of life because their “purpose” has been to take care of their kids and that purpose is no longer there.
Death of a spouse
When you lose a spouse there can be many issues happening all at once. You may find yourself wondering how you are going to be able to survive financially. You absolutely will be trying to figure out how you will make it through the heartbreak of losing your loved one.
Finding Your Passion
You go to work everyday because you are a responsible adult and that is what we were taught to do. One day you wake up and realize you are working at a job that was not your “dream job” and you are not doing what you are really passionate about.
Your Second Act does not start at any definite age, although it is usually around 40 or 50 (mid-life). When we reach a milestone birthday many of us start thinking about the things associated with those numbers. “I just turned _____ is this all there is? Is this what my life is going to be like now? This is NOT where I wanted to be at this age”
You Wake Up
This last one is what happens to many of us in our Second Act. You wake up one day and it’s like a light bulb went off while you were sleeping. You decide that today is the day and things are going to be different!
So What Is The Second Act?
According to Google, the Second Act is – Something a person devotes his life to later in life, after retiring or quitting his original occupation, after a successful career.
Two Southern Sweeties will be defining the Second Act as the second half of life.
One of the wonderful things about the age we live in is that many people in the second half of their lives are healthy, vibrant, energetic, ambitious, and passionate. We also have the wisdom to go along with those things. (Well, most do ha!)
Why Are We Discussing This?
Two Southern Sweeties is going to be veering a bit. I have done much research on and with our readers and their interests. I have found that many of you (not all) are in this stage of life. Two Southern Sweeties wants to give you, the readers, what it is that you are looking for! That is why we will be adding a new section on our blog, titled “The Second Act” where we will be discussing this topic and embracing our age and all things that go with it, rather than wishing to be “younger”.
Wait!!! What About Those Of Us That Aren’t There Yet?
Not to worry, there will still be plenty of tips, recipes, life lessons, and family things going on here. Oh and by the way, although you might not be there “yet” you most likely will be there someday. Reading the Second Act posts will give you something to look forward to!
Here are a couple of great posts that go with this topic: