Divorce is a time for reinvention, at least that is what I have told myself and tell my coaching clients. It is a time where we can do anything and be anything we want to be. For me, I have now reinvented myself numerous times. But, if you had told me at age 20 that I would be a successful entrepreneur at the age of 44 I would have laughed, because all I wanted to do then was be a buyer for Macy’s in New York City.
Life doesn’t always work out as we want it to work out though, and my life took a very different turn. After my second divorce, I was a woman who had never worked a day in her life and found myself single with two children that were 10 months old and 4 years old. I needed to support myself. I needed support. I needed a life. Trying many things and failing, I never gave up and looked deep inside to figure out who I was and what I wanted to be.
Then, it hit me. I was destined to help other men and women who were divorced rediscover themselves. But that wasn’t enough. I still didn’t feel fulfilled or that I had met the dream that I was truly supposed to live. I went further than that and started an online dating site for divorced men and women. I am now, in the second half of my life, and I am better than ever.
I have taken a girl and turned her into a woman. I have taken shyness and turned it into outgoing. I have taken despair and turned it into happiness. I have become my own person, responsible for myself and my children. I have shown them that if you want it bad enough you can have it and that although the road may be rocky, in the end, it is worth every single second of the journey.
My life is filled with friends, contacts, work and family. I spend my days interacting with divorced and separated people through the dating site and coming up with ideas to further the dream. As my business expands so does my vision and my life. The reinvention is not nearly over, in fact it is just beginning, and I am excited to see where it will lead.
I am proof that the second half of your life can be better and more fulfilling. It sometimes takes a tragedy to make us see that, but regardless on how it happens, when it does, the empowerment, peace and understanding of who you are and why you are here supersedes all other times in your life.
Diva Toolbox Contributor, Lee Block runs Post-Divorce Group, LLC. Lee Block, a twice divorced mother of two. Lee Block not only has been there, done that and owns the tee shirt to prove it, she wears it proudly. Lee founded the business to help provide the support and connections that she never had while involved in the post-divorce dating world.
When Lee is not running Post-Divorce Dating Club™, she is consulting and coaching divorced men and women and helping them overcome the distress and disappointment of being divorced and putting them back on the road to empowerment. Lee uses her knowledge and tools she has acquired to lend a hand to men and women so they can learn to co-parent and get over the anger and find the you that you love again.http://www.divatoolbox.com