When you’re younger, you can eat what you like, drink what you like, still climb in to your 24-inch-waist trousers and zip them closed.
Then you reach that age of 50, 51, your muscles give up, they wave a little white flag and with no warning they surrender, and you’re suddenly invisible.
Besides many of the obvious physical changes, there’s also the mental and emotional changes which left me questioning what had I been doing for the previous 40 years?
What on earth had happened and what was I going to be faced with for the next 40-odd years?
A question that didn’t matter before.
I was looking for change. The right change.
But I couldn’t be sure what to change into.
Sounding all too familiar?!
My Mother’s to Blame!
In our mother’s era, women were old at 50 and they were happy to fade into obscurity and ‘grannydom’ because there was very little else on offer.
Today, if we choose, we can wear eyelash extensions and behave outrageously but you still hear Mother’s voice ringing in the back of your head.
They say, that nothing is more beautiful than a woman with self-confidence.
Except, of course, a self-confident woman aging with attitude…
Like me, you probably know all this; whether you believe it or apply it is another matter. All these items are key to my own learning to fly; perhaps they can be of help to you too?!
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About Penelope Whiteley
Author, Speaker and Aging with Attitude and outrageously, Penelope Whiteley’s presentations, books, DVDs & CDs help and guide women over 50 to reinvent themselves mentally, physically & emotionally; and to design their own personal style, find their own voice again, rediscover their passion & step out as strong confident women.