EP #179: Finding My Passion to Teach Creativity in Midlife with Eileen McKenna

What You’ll Learn from this Episode about How to Become more Comfortable with Creative Exploration in Midlife:

  • Why it’s important to pay attention to your deepest desires.
  • How to look for clues about what you’ve always been passionate about.
  • Why exploration itself needs to become a skill you can get better at.
  • How paying attention to your inner voice can help you get unstuck and find your own voice in midlife.
  • How being uncomfortable can be a normal part of the process of your own personal development.


Welcome to another episode of the Women in the Middle podcast!

If not now, when? Do you ever notice yourself thinking this? If so, you have a lot in common with my guest this week, Eileen McKenna.

Eileen didn’t have the confidence to pursue art back in college. She became a graphic designer instead. As she approached 40, however, she tried to figure out what was still holding her back.

Like with so many women in the middle, it was fear. That reason was no longer acceptable and she slowly started to give herself permission to explore. What happened next was a bit of a surprise; Eileen became interested in the process of creating as well as the development of her artistic skill to create.

She started a blog that ended up helping her find her voice and her new identity.  She recognized her discomfort but she kept working on the process of exploring in a way she never had before.

Eileen’s commitment to exploration about her own artistic identity also led her to a new career and sense of purpose. She continues to experience great joy and discovery and has never been more creative or fulfilled. She knows now that talent is just the starting point.

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