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Walking Through Doors | Royal Reminders

by Kathy Kinneyt

“For such a long time she had been stuck unable, out of fear, to move forward and become the woman she dreamed of being.  Today she decided that she would begin to walk slowly but steadily forward.   She would look for the open doors and when she found them she would walk through keeping her heart and mind open to all the possibilities of success and joy life had to offer.”  – Queenisms™

There are open doors all around us. Some are wide open and some are just cracked open enough that we’d need to give them a little nudge in order to walk through.  Imagine the possibilities if instead of standing in front of the few closed doors and banging out heads against them, we simply turned our heads to the left or to the right and saw all the other doors and gave ourselves permission to explore.

Have you pushed open a door and found something new? We’d love to hear about it. Let’s share and inspire one another.

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11 Responses to “Walking Through Doors | Royal Reminders”

  1. Corinne says:

    I think for me, and maybe for many of us, this is the key of being Queen of our OWN life.  So many people tell us what doors we “should” be walking through.   For different reasons – throughout our lives – but as we mature we have even more “shoulds” than we had as youngsters when our parents told us we shouldn’t date that hoodlum (Elvis Presley was a hoodlum in my Pop’s eyes!  Ha ha).  Now that I mature my children tell me to wear more sensible shoes, go to bed, enjoy your grandchildren – even when they are not so enjoyable…the list goes on. 

    And I am at the unenviable place in life where I need to go back to work in my sixties – I haven’t worked for many years and the work I did (secretary) is almost obsolete.  I can’t hear on phones because of a hearing loss (and all clerical jobs seem to require phones!).  All of the rehab counselors want me to bang my head against those closed doors again and again.  They say I am “too old” to train for a new career.  But there are a lot of cracked doors I might have missed while I was repeatedly bruising my forehead on doors someone else chose for me!!  

    George Eliot said:
    “it’s never too late to be what you might have been”.    

    I say peek into those other doors.  Knock on them if they are closed.   Heck, if the mood strikes you – knock them down – nothing says “hello” like a truly grand entrance! 

    Women have choices.  Choices of our own.  We get to choose which doors we want to enter 🙂

  2. Susan says:

    Corinne, you just have to find the right company or situation for your skills. And don’t label yourself a “secretary”, which I am also. All the skills we acquired taking care of these needy executives, mostly men, can be used in a variety of careers. I, too, am working in my 60’s, never thought I’d have to, but here I am. But, I’m also writing and here there getting something published. All those business letters I wrote, good practice for the articles and essays I write now. All those needy men? Good material for the fun novel I’m working on. I bet if you look at what you can do…organization skills, writing, planning events, etc. you will find a wealth of things you can offer. And don’t wait for any company to ask….just step up and do them. I amaze people, especially younger ones, every day with some of my life skills. Go for it girl. You can do it.

  3. cindy says:

    Thank you, Queen Susan, for being such an inspiration and for supporting dreams!

  4. cindy says:

    Hail, Queen Susan, wise and generous. Thank you so much for sharing. And, we love that you’re writing a novel. Bravo!

  5. Bernie says:

    I’m in my mid 60s, recently separated after 45 years of marriage and have found the door to happiness. After raising three wonderful children and trying to make everyone else happy, I’ve decided that life has too much to offer and I’m going through a new door. I spent many years not wanting to hurt other people and thinking of everyone else’s feelings…putting myself on the back burner. It’s a scary feeling to begin a new adventure at my age, but at the same time I am happier than I’ve been in years. I’m moving to a new state and living alone for the first time ever. I’m hoping my new door opening will lead me to wonderful, happy adventures.

  6. Bernie says:

    It’s NEVER too late to begin again.

  7. cindy says:

    A wise friend once told us “there’s always something more.” And, we agree.

  8. Rebecca Walker says:

    So meaningful to me right now. Thank you.

  9. Barbara says:

    I will be sixty this year (it sounds so strange to say it) and just 4 years ago made a career change and went to school to become a licensed aesthetician. I was concerned I was too old but I also believed I would appeal to the more ‘mature’ client and would relate to them better than a 20 year old would. I truely enjoy my older clients and can identify with many of their skin concerns. One very young aesthetician even asked my advice on how to advise one of her older clients! I’m having fun and making people feel good. I am preparing to take a course on Oncology Aesthetics so I can perform skin treatments on cancer patients. How awesome will that be?!

    I recently had the privledge of working at an event in a retirement community.
    the speaker was an author, Barbara-Penn Atkins who is a Life Transition Coach. The book is “70 is the New 40″. It is an easy read and I found it to be uplifting and inspirational. Remember: The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune.”

  10. cindy says:

    Queen Barbara, You are an inspiration! We love your story and your journey and thank you for sharing this to help inspire others.

  11. cindy says:

    Thank you Queen Rebecca and thank you for taking the time to tell us.

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