Choose You Blog
Women of a certain age, we’ve passed beyond desirable demographics—mostly not given a second glance— or a second chance.
Supposedly, we’re invisible…. presumably to fade away into the sunset.
Only someone forgot to tell us.
No one told all the women starting new careers, new businesses and new lives well after 50—including me.
No one told the two women I ran into in the grocery store.
Though we’re just casual acquaintances, the conversation shifted immediately into intimacy.
One just did a major glamification —-makeup, hair, clothes, and losing a lot of weight.
The other woman also recently shed a huge weight—-her husband of 35 years.
They’re happy. Exuberant. Loving life. Loving who they are.
Most importantly—they’re not looking back. They’re looking ahead.
I spent today grouting (the only part of making mosaics I don’t love). After standing for 8 hours bending over a table, I thought my back muscles might never recover. Thinking about all the things I’m doing to start my new mosaic business-– physically and mentally—at dinner I started to tell my husband, maybe I’m too old to be doing this.
Then I immediately realize— this is exactly what I want to be doing right now. I’m busy, I’m healthy, I’m looking ahead-–not back.
As if to validate the thought, one hour later, my back felt fine.
And further validation came the next morning when I read a new study done by Cheerios. Most Americans feel postitive, not negative, when they turn 50—and they’re looking ahead to what the future holds. They think 50 is an important time to focus on their health. And 77% of Americans feel younger at 50 than they thought they would.
It’s the perfect time to Choose You.