over50feeling40: The Road to Fabulous Is Paved with Courage
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Apr 16, 2013

The Road to Fabulous Is Paved with Courage

“The key to change... is to let go of fear.”
- Rosanne Cash

I am certain Rosanne knows this is easy to say and not so easy to do.  How do we flip the switch and shine courage into the darkness of our fears?  Sometimes living as the invisible is comforting…within that darkness we do not have to be concerned about what others say.  The only problem is that the darkness is a lonely, depressing place.
This is where many of us find ourselves as we enter the other side…life in middle age.  I found myself there at age 50…invisible, not caring for my appearance, living through my children… not that passionate about life any longer.  It was as if I looked in the mirror one day, and said, “What are you doing?”  Life was passing me by…suddenly I was ready to catch up with it.......
This is part of a series I am writing for GENERATION FABULOUS...hop on over to read the rest of this post!  (Just click HERE)
The above photo represents so much for me...the courage to wear a shorter length dress...the courage to wear a dress which fits my curves...the courage to stage an actual photo shoot in a public place...I have come a long way baby!  You can too!  
Have a wonderful and safe Wednesday!!


  1. You have come a long way, and I so appreciate you taking us on your journey, Pam. You are such a star!

  2. You look great! Thanks for all your positive posts!

  3. You look great! Thanks for all your positive posts!

  4. This is a great outfit for you, Pam! You look great. The shorter length looks good and the lighter, softer colors. And I love the posts that you're doing for the new site. I suspect that they're very helpful for many of us. I finally found some clothes that fit me AND are stylish at Kohl's mad TJMaxx this weekend. I'm so excited to be able to look nice again, keep up the good work.

  5. You have great legs! Show them off! :) Hugs to you, my friend...

  6. As I said previously...I love this dress on you
    Keep on living outside of your box, you are doing a great job of challenging yourself!

  7. Pam the image of you above is so inspiring! You not only look great in that ensemble, your confidence shines through and through!

    Art by Karena

  8. The shorter length looks great on you, Pam. Your courage is contagious and I think it's very exciting that you're writing for Generation Fabulous. You are an inspiration to many.

  9. Very inspiring, Pam! And you look gorgeous.

    Lady of Style

  10. Pam, As you know I have been following you for ages! This is your best look ever. THE HEELS make the difference for me and that dress FITS. LOVELY!!

  11. Hi Pam! You have come a long way baby! I love this. This outfit is so fresh, fun and flattering. You had at 'the courage to stage an outdoor photo shoot'. Bravo! I'm still completely uncomfortable with my own outfit posts (which don't exist yet). You give me courage. :)
    xx, Heather

  12. Hello Pam! Very nice summery look. Stylish flattering cardigan and fantastic oversized jewelry! It would be lovely to see the dress without cardigan though. You really transformed yourself (I've seen you DL photo on your profile...WOW!)
    You've inspired me to leave my comfort zone. As a designer and being tall and rather fit I'm always dressed in style but for years I didn't have a skirt (!) just all sorts of pants: casual, dressy, cropped, capri, wide, slim etc. for any occasion and weather. (Exclusion was made for beach style long printed skirts).

    Thanks to your inspiration I've recently bought 3 pencil skirts mid knee length. For me it's a drastic image change!
    Forgotten feeling.

    I've just joined the ranks of your followers and added you to my blog roll.
    I'd be delighted to invite you at my place at http://jewelyettofind.blogspot.ca and my boutique https://www.etsy.com/shop/InHappyMode
    and I'd appreciate greatly Your comments.
    Looking forward to your new posts.

  13. A beautiful dress, a beautiful outfit. A elegant and attractive woman. Congratulations for your courage.

  14. You look fabulous! Marie S

  15. The dress is so pretty on you. I have to check out Dress Barn.


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