So happy to have Michaela Hasko as this week’s Featured Reader. Michaela is from Somonauk, IL.
Not-so-retired visionary and entrepreneur
What are you passionate about right now?
I’m very passionate about allowing women to cxpress their individual passions, convictions, and joys . I have a little retail space in a small Midwestern farm town that is a collaborative of women’s artisan goods by which they help provide for their families.
What’s the most important thing you do every day?
The most important thing I do everyday is welcome whoever walks through my doors with a cup of tea, a message from the universe provided by my favorite oracle deck–the Surrender Deck by Judith Orloff, and provide a listening ear when needed.
Who do you think is the best role model for Aging Boldly and why?
My two role models have been Jane Goodall and Maya Angelou. Both women have been inspirations to me as examples of those who walk their talk.
What’s your personal motto for Aging Boldly?
“Time is on my side, oh yes it is!” by the Rolling Stones ( I tend to think in lyrics.)
What movie/book/TV show are you loving now?
I love the movie Maleficent, the first Mamma Mia (haven’t seen the second one yet), Beaches and really strong mother-daughter, mentoring films. Favorite reads are The Red Tent, Loving What Is by Byron Katie and Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi. I don’t watch TV.
What countries are on your bucket list?
Vietnam, Slovakia, Thailand, Iceland.
If you could live any where in the world where would it be?
Can’t really live in one place. I have to keep my wheels on the road and be able to keep moving and experiencing.
How do you cope with the current craziness in our political world?
I cope by listening to and helping others through transitions in their lives whether it be through ceremony, ritual, or celebration.
What will you be doing in 10 years?
In 10 years I hope to be sharing my stories and offering support and strength to our daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters.
What would you tell your younger self?
Keep On Keepin’ On sister!