As of yesterday, I posted my 1,600th @SilverDisobedience essay — all of which I’ve shared on Instagram and Facebook, as well as on my website, https://SilverDisobedience.Rocks  ✨

To date, I’ve engaged with over 800,000 comments.  On YouTube, my videos have now been viewed more than 185,500 times.  I recently added a podcast with free guided meditations that many are enjoying. ✨

Four years ago, #SilverDisobedience was a glimmer of an idea that began forming when Ginni Conquest aka @Gindoll1 offered me a contract to join @WilhelminaModels ✨

While I excitedly imagined adding modeling to my resume at 57, I also began wondering if clients of my 27 year old PR company would think I was having a mid-life crisis (when I started posting photos of myself on the requisite Instagram page) and my dearest friend @Judy.Katz was unexpectedly hospitalized. (She’s healthy & great now.). ✨

It was these simultaneous events converging, that inspired me to begin writing & sharing thoughts and ideas that I philosophically contemplate (with photos as placeholders for these essays.) ✨

The risk, exposure and even a feeling of responsibility felt enormous (and some days it still does.) But I committed to posting everyday and I’m so glad I did. ✨

Why?  Because I genuinely love that the risk was rewarded by the camaraderie and growth of an enormous endearing community that engages with my posts over 4.5 million times+ a month! This is the most fun writing work I’ve ever done — and I’ve been writing for clients and books for as long as I can remember! ✨

What each of you bring to my life is beyond heartwarming. Your comments challenge and inspire me; help me grow; and make me think. I love that you share yourselves, your thoughts and your time.  I cannot thank you enough for joining me on this journey.  Love, Dian

I’m @DianGriesel aka a perception analyst & strategist; creative attitude disrupter, & adjuster; author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook & TurboCharged: The Silver Disobedience Edition; and the blogger & model known as @SilverDisobedience  More info on my websites (search my name) and at Wilhelmina Models. Silver Disobedience® is a Registered Trademark.