Being A Late Bloomer

If you were a flower in your garden, which would you be?🤔

I’d be a dahlia. An autumn bloomer sitting proudly alongside the swollen fruits and the seed heads full of potential.

I cut dahlias down at the end of each growing year, spread compost over them, leave them be and let nature work its magic. They always come back up again the following year and flower for weeks. A welcome show of rich, jewelled colours just when the summer growth has died back. 

‘Here I am!’ they cry.

A symbol of beauty, resilience and confidence.

TBH, I’ve become slightly obsessed with them of late. I have multiple vases of them in our living area. Perhaps there’s a resonance with where I see myself in life right now – a veritable late bloomer!😂

Just getting started

Do you ever feel like you’re “just getting started” in life? I know I do!

In the past the flip side could get in the way – a reminder of all then things I haven’t done yet.😔

But, since turning 50 last month, I’m seeing it as a springboard for the next chapter of my life.😄

I’m a later life mum (literally a late bloomer!) who also has personally meaningful passions that I want to make space for -being a coach for other late bloomers and honouring my own creative writing. 

Perhaps you can relate?

You have something you care about, something your want to give your time and attention to.

You want more balance – to focus on what really matters.

At the same time it’s not about having it all – you already know that just leaves you feeling tired, frustrated, bad about yourself.  You want to do less AND feel okay with that.

Would you like to surround yourself with other women who are showing their true colours in life’s garden?

I run the midlife women’s coaching circle to that end. The autumn one is now underway and I find myself wondering how else I might support and champion late bloomers?🤔

So if you consider yourself a late bloomer (or would like to!), I’d love to know,

What kind of support would help you to flourish?

Books? Resources? Ideas welcome!

You can write in the comments below this post, or email me directly at arlene@arlenefl.com

Let’s flourish together!

Arlene x

Arlene Lyne

Arlene Francey Lyne

Coach, writer, mama, raving fan of Mother Earth.
Life a work in progress; like a garden, it’s never finished!
Sharing practical inspiration to help you tend to what matters💖

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