Kali-Ma the Cat walking in the snow

Changing Your Life Mid-Life….With A Little Help From Your Cat

Kali-Ma the Cat walking in the snow
Kali-Ma the Cat walking in the snow

Changing Your Life Mid-Life

I was in a business meeting in which the subject of high employee turnover rate was discussed. Management stated reason being; “some people decide they want to make pancakes…”. Many eyes rolled and upon further explain what was meant was; people find something they really WANT and they go do it. Changing your life….what does it take to change your life mid-life I wondered?

I came home from the office that day, and as I walked up the steps to be happily greeted by Kali-Ma I looked at her and said: “Mommy wants to make pancakes!”. (yes I talk to my cat – A LOT!) I just didn’t know what I wanted to do. What I did know is that for over twenty-five years I had been exchanging time for money for work that did not resonate with me. I was about to be “Changing My Life Mid-Life” too. 

A few days later I took Kali-Ma out for a walk in the snow. I videotaped part of it, instead of just taking pictures of her like I usually do. See that original video and all of the other videos since then here: https://www.tailsofkalima.com/videos/. I showed the video to my neighbor and she said “she is so cute with that little sweater and her wiggle. You ought to put her on YouTube!”.  At first, I thought it was a crazy idea. Then I starting doing research and in a matter of days, I was making pancakes!

I am excited every single morning now when awake. I work for three hours on ‘Tails of Kali-Ma’ before I go to what I loving now call “my day job”. Then I come home and work more. The best part of it is that it doesn’t feel like work at all. I LOVE IT!! I enjoy spending time with my cat and taking her pictures with patience waiting for just the ‘right’ light. I have learned more about social media and computers in the past 10 days than in the past 10 years. I feel alive at 52 years young like I have never felt before. I have literally changed my life mid-life. I still have a day job that I go to every day, but now I also have this that inspires me and drives me to wake up every morning and gives me a reason to connect with the world on another level that I never dreamed possible.

From the moment I began this journey, there has been a total synchronicity about everything I do. One message, tweet, blog, or person I meet leads to another which leads to inevitably something I am seeking to for my business. I have so many ideas in my head that I cannot even get my words out fast enough sometimes! Changing your life has been much easier than I thought it could be.

It is all thanks to Kali-Ma, as she has completely changed my life. I communicate with cat lovers all over the world now because of her. We are ‘making pancakes’ every day and loving every minute of it!. I didn’t know anything about Tweeting, Instagram, LLC’s, Tax ID’s or a plethora of other things prior to ten days ago. If I CAN DO IT, anyone can do it. So, if you are feeling anything less than complete joy when you wake up to go to your job everyday…….MAKE PANCAKES! You too can change your life mid-life. 

Until next time….Happy Tails to you!


About Author

Gloria Tripp

Owner of Tails of Kali-Ma LLC where I blog about the tales of Kali-Ma the therapy cat. These tales include cat care tips, cat stories, and cat life lessons based on my life with Kali-Ma as part of a cat therapy team. I am a registered therapy animal owner, freelance copywriter, aspiring author, and lover of everything cats!

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