and so do you!
Yup. Yup and yup! It's amazing the stigma around this topic. Thank you for dismantling it one cliche at a time. Well put. "BE your age" in whatever life has grown you to this point.
I like that mission a lot!
Love it! Great post…so many challenges with societal “norms.” Thanks for your thoughtful insights into the “buzz” that surrounds us and often consumes us. As for how to dress…you have that down in my food. You always look amazing (guess that is because you feel amazing)…
I feel lucky to be of a certain age!! The hard part is seeing your skin droop and get spots and not having the energy you once enjoyed! The easy part is dressing to suit myself and wearing makeup!
Every day is a challenge and a gift!!!
Having always looked young, age has been a funny thing for me, but it has kept my spirit young.
I love this. It's a privilege to age but it does come with a whole load of baggage. I love how you have challenged some of those ideas here!
Happy birthday! I love this post’s messages.
Karen - Another great article. I’m really happy to be 78 but it’s hard to enjoy the sags and wrinkles that come with it! However, your article gave me a new perspective on ME! BTW - just ignore what I’m about to say - there is no way you look 55!! ❤️🤗
Thank goodness I'm NEVER compelled to say to anyone "you look great fro your age." I will certainly say "you look radiant today" or "you wear happiness wonderfully" or "gosh you're elegant"... and so forth.
I absolutely HATE enduring age-related comments at 65. Aging as a woman isn't easy in the US. We are so vanity driven as a whole that it's difficult to focus on the more important aspects in life, such as staying visible, having meaning and being "a part of" in our lives as we move into the third and fourth quarters on this journey.
This is a great read for me. It gives me pause... the next time a vanity metric comment comes up in conversation I think my response will be to just ignore it and deflect to another subject. I simply can't afford to waste precious energy (it is a thing, especially as we age) on that, when there are so many magical things going on in the world that (more) deserve our attention.