Not many things in life turned out exactly how we wanted to. Although this is not a reason to wave the white flag, sometimes it can be the one perfect thing that will lead us in a new direction.
The sudden change of plans might sound scary initially because, let us be honest – we are all a little afraid of changes. All new things sound horrifying at first. But, there is always the possibility that we will find out how this was the right thing to do in time. It may end up being the best damn thing that happened to us.
The same happened recently to Jane Fonda, a two-time Oscar winner for best actress in Kute (1972) and Coming Home (1979).
After Jane ended her relationship with the record producer Richard Perry back in 2017, Jane concluded that she is stronger than the men she dated, and even those she married.
Perhaps there are things that all of us enjoyed at some point in life, and later, as we grow and bloom, they start feeling like we have outgrown them a bit.
At 82-years, Jane Fonda decided that dating is not on her schedule anymore. Finally, she feels oh-so-ready to move on to another phase in her life dictated by her new lifestyle.
Is It Unbelievable?
Some people may think that this type of statement would be unusual at 82.
But Jane has an answer for all doubtful souls out there. She said that it's not about getting weaker but about finding her strength. After all, Fonda has never been one to walk in the same path as someone else, just because they are in front of her. She has always done all things her way, following her gut to the fullest. And even though she has already reached her golden years, she will continue walking in that same direction.
Stopping is not one of her options nor matches her style.
All Good Things Come To An End, Do They?
When it comes to love and relationships, Jane Fonda can't deny that she gave them a try.
She was married three times, and she thinks that her decision to stop dating in the future is not anyhow related to her unsuccessful marriage experiences.
Enough is enough. Jane claimed that she is entering a period of true happiness in her life and understands that she doesn't need to date to see it.
A New Chapter
New resolutions require new approaches. Stepping out of the boundaries of our comfort zones is a first. And it seems like Jane has made the same thing.
Fonda is ready to release a book associated with climate change, called 'What Can I Do?'
"This is the last possible moment in history when changing course can mean saving lives and species on an unimaginable scale. It's too late for moderation."
The book is supposed to be her call to action, an urge to wake up to the emerging catastrophe of climate change, and an opportunity to arm the audience with the tools they need to join her in protest.
Well done Jane, and may the odds be ever in your favor.