After over five decades of underachieving, cowering in corners, and, as she put it, “living life to the emptiest,” 52-year-old Lily Tower has decided that now is her time to blossom – and not just once a year, but in perpetuity.
Lily explains that in the past, she didn't dare shoot for her dreams; she went for the plan B without even trying for the plan A, out of fear that she'd find out that the life she truly desired could remain, at best, but a dream. In fact, says the formerly painfully shy, self-effacing Lily, she wasn't even quite a wallflower.
“Because the term wallflower suggests some sort of blossoming. I was more a smear of moss hiding under a rock.”
But no longer, says Lily. "I may be a late bloomer, but bloom I shall!”
And in that regard, Lily realized, too, that she desired more for herself than to grow for a single season and then die. Instead, Lily – true to her name – posits herself as a perennial.
“Full bloom, full-time, is where I'm at,” summarizes Lily. “I'm digging it."