Who is Z?
I am so happy you stopped by Grown Folks Enlightened! Let me introduce myself; my name is Zalaria. My friends and family call me “Z”. Fed up with the notion that people over 50 are basically done living life and are inactive, I decided to start this site to show that we are still living and enjoying life. My closest friends and buddies range from 35 to 85+, and those in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s go harder than me sometimes. I find their zeal and honesty to be quite refreshing!
What have I done?
Prior to starting Grown Folks Enlightened, LLC. (GFE), I spent 25 years in the information technology field in a variety of positions.
What drives me to do what I do, now?
I have always had a passion for working with older adults [Grown Folks], both personally and professionally, and have met some incredible people who I care for and genuinely admire. Many of them have amazing, inspiring stories and have been a blessing to my life.
Now that I’ve joined the 50 and up club, I realize my life is starting over from an entirely different perspective. I am truly focused on LIVING and EXPERIENCING life with PURPOSE and encouraging others to do the same. GrownFE.com is the result of me doing just that!
My plans for GFE?
I want to use this site to partner and build alliances with public and private organizations; to provide opportunities and resources that will broaden the Grown Folks experience, motivate active lifestyles, and inspire all to live life to their fullest potential.
I believe the best is yet to come! Experience this journey with me!