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Welcome to this space created just for you!


My name is Shirley Hershey Showalter. I’m the author of a memoir about growing up Mennonite called Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World. I was also a teacher, professor, college president, and foundation executive. You can read more on my about page.

I am leading a quieter life now, but I don’t see myself as “retired.” Instead, I’m reflecting and writing about two subjects:

  • Magical Memoir Moments: those little epiphanies that we all experience when we remember on purpose.
  • Encore vocation: the stage in life when memories (see above) start to pour forth and when we get to decide what our purpose is beyond our job or career.

So, this is the place to be if you enjoy getting to the heart of your own life and sharing that heart with others!

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