E Komo Mai!

pink hibiscus after a rain

Welcome to my new blog!

Many years ago, a friend who was writing a book on “late bloomers” approached me about being interviewed and included. I granted her the interview although I knew I was not a late bloomer; I had been blooming all my life and was continuing to bloom well into my later decades. I decided I was a “perennial.”

That was the impetus for my research and for this new blog. I knew I was not the only woman who continued to bloom in later years with no end in sight. I will concentrate on interviews, conversations, emails, texts, quotes, and more from women who redefine the conventional archetype of middle/later adulthood. It will demonstrate that what was once considered the “washed up” years actually can be a rebirth of opportunity, creativity, and the ideal time for self-actualization.

This blog will contain the process of research beginning on my sabbatical from Hawai`i Community College-Pālamanui in Kailua-Kona, HI during the fall semester of 2018. I will return to my teaching position as Associate Professor in spring of 2019.

If you want to view my “old” blog, please visit http://lavalily.com, which will be ten years old later this month.

A hui hou!

6 thoughts on “E Komo Mai!”

    1. Long road trip from Portland OR to San Diego CA to Tampa FL, with stops along the way. I’ll see you in Tucson. Look for an email from me!


    1. Yes! Yes! That would be crazy fun! I’ll be there June 13-17 and I’ll let you know where I’m staying when I get there.


  1. Hi Lucy,
    I have had a delightful read learning more about you in your other blog Lavalily. I don’t qualify to participate in your research since I’ve just turned 60, but I hope you’ll share your findings. I took early retirement from teaching 4 years ago, and am still searching for my next role in life.
    You know me as NancyPauline at SparkPeople, so I hope you don’t mind this cross over of connection.


    1. Nancy, you do qualify. I’ve decided that my arbitrary age of 70+ was too limiting, so now I’ve gone down to around 50. What I’m interested in are women who are like you – still interested in finding another role in life! Mahalo for writing!


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