I'd like to dream that we never reach done... we cultivate our own and contribute to other's sphere of affirmation continuously. Today I wish for you a smile or word in recognition of the wonderful contributions you make. I also wish that the kick in your heels stays with you... even beyond done.
My hypothesis is that women, more frequently than men, face transition. The typical roles we serve are broader and evolve more completely based on a number of factors: Are you a parent? What are the ages of your children?
I'm no stranger to transition. I found myself in one in my mid-40s after pivoting from a C-suite role at a Fortune 500 company. I'd had two children within 16 months right around my 40th birthday. My job was becoming more and more out of synch with the parent and person I wanted to be.