We’re at the end of 2018 and it’s time to start thinking about the “Second Act”. Your “Second Act”. Yesterday I did my last TV segment of 2018. It was quite emotional for me because after the segment, I had a moment that helped me realize how far I’d come. I’m no twenty year old. As a matter of fact I proudly celebrated my 40th birthday this year.
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?”You know it doesn’t make much sense? There ought to be a law against ? Anyone that takes offense? At a day in celebration? Cause we all know in our minds ? That there ought to be a time ? That we can set aside to show ? How much we love you ? And I’m sure you would agree ? It couldn’t fit more perfectly ? Than to have the world party ? On the day you came to be” ? HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! ? #happybirthdaytome #yearofcelebration #Yearof40 #partylikeitsmybirthday #glutenfreecake #birthdaycakes #todaystheday #birthdaymonth #coloryourworld #liveincolor #tastydessert #fridayfunday #fridayfun #birthdayqueen #birthdaylove #fortyandfabulous
What I’ve found out is that in this season, my “Second Act” has been my rebirth. It’s a time to challenge your preconceived notions. A time to reinvent yourself. A time to tap into the potential that has been there all along. It’s not about what you went to college for (if you did), and those plaques on the wall. It’s about passion and hard work. Have belief, know that you too can have a Second Act even if you’re years behind.
That’s why I enjoyed the movie Second Act starring Jennifer Lopez. It reminds women that the best years aren’t behind them but can be ahead. Second Act is a romantic comedy starring Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens and Leah Remini. Jennifer’s character, “Maya” the manager of a grocery store in New York is overlooked for a promotion because she doesn’t have college education. In a attempt to help her “feel better”, her Godson fabricates her resume and online identity that helps her get into to the door of a corporation for a job she thought that she would never have.
The rest of the movie Maya is a navigation of life and love fueled by the decisions she’s made. Honestly, I didn’t go into the theater thinking that I would like this movie as much as I did.
There is a romantic through line, a few moral dilemmas, a great girl gang that’ll make you want to call your bestie and the office fashion will make you want to go shopping.
It’s the one that’ll remind you to dream bigger and have you thinking about your own Second Act no matter your age.
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