over50feeling40: There's Always A Roadblock on the I MATTER JOURNEY! Plus the Thursday Blog Hop!
Fashion and Lifestyle Blog for women over 50 to help achieve strength, confidence, joy, inspiration, and, of course, head-turning personal style!

Jun 4, 2014

There's Always A Roadblock on the I MATTER JOURNEY! Plus the Thursday Blog Hop!

Meet Marilyn.  She is a savvy, over-50 small business owner. Marilyn has loved the world of fashion retail for most of her career-life and chose to open her own consignment boutique several years ago. 

Marilyn is also a single mother of two and is well aware that she is providing for her children and her employees.

Her I MATTER message... to pursue your passions no matter what obstacles lie in the way...and she has faced many obstacles in her journey to success...even one long test of her perseverance with endless road construction around the location last year.

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained."    -Marie Curie

I know for me there have been many walls  to my blogging...but I persevered through them. 

Why?  Because it is truly something I love and has given me so
much joy! 

There is a song lyric I often write on the board in my classroom,
Impossible is not a word,
but just a reason not to

If you are in the San Antonio area, stop by GARMENT EXCHANGE to see Marilyn and her fun shop...I always find something there.  And she loves to help us all carry our I MATTER sign.
If you would like to read all of the I MATTER posts, just click HERE!!

Then, go enjoy the wonderful bloggers of Katie's Favorite Things Blog Hop..and consider hopping on yourself!


It’s time to hop! Party and link up! The Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop is where you can link your favorite post of the week or write a post about your favorite things and share it with old and new followers. The hop is hosted and posted on 3 different blogs! Your link will appear on the blogs of Katherine's Corner,  Over 50 Feeling 40, and Vintage Mama.  Three times the opportunity to make new bloggy friends and to share your wonderful blog and discover others to


Please DO NOT link and run…….
  • Please visit a few of the wonderful blogs that are sharing here.
  •     Please leave comments when you visit
  •     Please Link to your post and not to your blog home page
  •     Linkback on your post (optional, but always appreciated)
  •     Grab the hop button code from The button page (optional)
  •     No adult content blogs
  • Please no more than 3 links to your blog
  •     No links directly to your shops or websites selling things/services please! (sorry they will be removed)
  •     Yes you can link giveaways (they are everyone’s favorite thing) Add your giveaways to Katherines Giveaways Page too!
Adding your link to this blog hop gives Katherines Corner permission to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features on Katherines Corner. Note- All features on Katherines Corner will be linked back to the original source .Social media features are linked back to the hop
Hop ON!

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  1. I am so with you on loving blogging and as crazy as some days are couldn't imagine not doing this. Thanks for sharing and hosting once again :)

  2. I'm loving your party. Thanks for hosting. Please come and party with us. We would love to have you. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Wednesday! Lou Lou Girls

  3. I love the "I Matter!' series and it gives me inspiration when I work with my clients. xox

  4. My favorite day of the week. Get to find new bloggers, visit your wonderful "I Matter" series, and look forward to the lovely weekend! Thanks, as always PAM!

  5. I love consignment shops of all kinds! I've also seen the I MATTER sign and need to take a sneak peak at what it is all about.

  6. Just began reading the "I Matter" series - wonderful!

  7. Another inspirational woman! I would love to open a consignment store - maybe someday! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Pam I cannot thank you enough for this series that lifts our spirits every time!!

    The Arts by Karena

  9. As always, inspiring! Thank you!

  10. We ALL Matter don't we...in our own little ways. I noticed all the terrific photos of shoes...my passion and undoing.
    Great post and I will try and catch the link up next week. I keep missing it. :(
    Barbara @ www.allmylivesnow.com


Thanks so much for joining in our conversation today! I appreciate your time and love hearing from you!