I recently turned 65 and am still shocked at the number of people who seem to think that once you turn 60 (or even 50), that your life is “over” and you sit around all day watching mindless TV.
My career of almost 40 years in marketing is winding down, but my energy level and goals have never been greater. I’m on an adrenaline rush of new ideas for all the things I want to accomplish. I’m not retired, and I’m not re-inventing myself – after all, we are who we are, there is nothing to re-invent. But I want to bust the myth that being an older woman automatically means we’re slowing down and taking it easy. I for one, am just getting started. My creativity is flowing and I’m ready to “re-calibrate” my lifestyle.
After spending years interacting with women in their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and older, I couldn’t help but notice that “most women” fall into one of two categories: those who are happily content taking it easy, or those who feel they are highly energized and can’t wait to get started with their new goals, businesses, ideas or projects. They are balls of fire that are just starting to burn.
The Story Behind this Blog: Back when I was 50 years old, I was in my local shoe store debating a pair of black leather boots with tiny gold studs and a little stiletto heel. I couldn’t help but overhear an adorable little girl around 6 years old talking to her mom. The little girl proudly held up a pair of high heels for her mom and said: “Mommy, Mommy these shoes would look so nice on you.” The mom looked down at her and sweetly replied, “Mommy just turned 40, so she can’t wear high heels anymore.”
Needless to say, I was appalled and had to hold myself back from butting in. Seriously, one day you’re 39 wearing heels and the next day you turn 40 and give them up! What the heck is that about? It’s one thing if your feet just can’t take heels, or you just don’t like them, but to give them up because you turned 40? This woman let her age stop her from wearing heels!
So ladies, if you feel like I do, and you’re an older woman who is ready to take on the world and not let a number stop you, please visit my blog often. I will continue to update lifestyle tips and positive, motivational posts for all you WONDER WOMEN 60, who are highly energized and are savoring everything life has to offer.
BE THAT BALL OF FIRE AND BURN BABY, BURN!
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