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!