over50feeling40: July Musings about Lifestyle Tips for a Woman over 50
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Jul 5, 2016

July Musings about Lifestyle Tips for a Woman over 50

Hi, everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend.  It is the first time I have taken a  long vacation away from posting since I became a blogger and I really needed it to get my life organized.   You are in the right place…if looking for over50feeling40, that is.

 For the past four years, Tuesdays have only been my link to my MIDLIFE BOULEVARD post.
I am on Midlife Boulevard today discussing what I have learned so far about entering the professional world again after 60. Join me HERE for some eye opening observations about a new career.



But, I wanted to post a little more today, since I have been gone from this place….and I missed you!  After seven years, blogging is in my blood and even if I do not post every day, I think about it!  




I have a love/hate relationship with the month of July.
LOVE:  I love the fact I began blogging July 2010 and it really did change my life in so many positive ways.  Blogging played a major role in opening doors to return to the career world later in life and in my confidence to believe I could.
HATE:  After seven years, there are many upgrades and changes I need to make to my blog and they just loom over my head and add a little stress to what I do.

LOVE:  July is my birthday month…and I am really okay with turning 63…this has been a fun time of life for me.
HATE:  Again, there are health matters which must be dealt with and for some reason I have trouble conquering the beast…hopefully by next July, I can tell you, the beast is slain.


LOVE:  I love Texas in July…it is so colorful and relaxed and laid back.
HATE:  I hate the over 100 degree weather and it just hangs on until October.  It is truly a fashion-challenge!

LOVE:  July represents halftime!  The year is half over and my favorite time of year, from October to December is right around the corner.

HATE:  When the year is half over, I am reminded of all those annual goals I have set for myself which are not close to accomplishment…again, this is self-inflicted stress!

Despite the "hates" on the list...I really do love July.  You can see in the first picture I have been out looking over the July sales!  A fun time of year to shop!

July also reminds me of how special you are to me...the readers of this blog.  You have been faithful, responsive, helpful, friendly, and amazing for the last seven years.  I thank you for the bottom of my heart.

Tell us what you did this weekend...and make sure to check out Midlife Boulevard HERE!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!!

16 comments:

  1. it is MY MY MY BIRTHDAY MONTH TOO!!
    when's yours?
    and yes.
    you are kicking ass and taking names and making me LONG for the 60s already.

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    1. Yeah, Carla...I knew that was a July smile! Mine is the 21st...what about you? My 50s and 60s have been tons of fun and hope it continues on...

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  2. Welcome back from your brief time off! Stepping back can be important when life needs to be put in order. I love everything about July, about summer, the only downside being that it kind of marks the halfway point for summer here in Ohio, which is WAY too brief, but overall, I am in love with summer! Had a wonderful time with my son and his wife celebrating the 4th and watching fireworks at the end of the day! Tough to get back into the work routine today!

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    1. I think I would feel like you if our summer was in Ohio! Our heat index was 110 yesterday...it promises to be one of the long, hot summers! I agree it is touch to get back into work routine today. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Recently I "volunteered" in a public art institute. I'm a very youthful (and darned stylish!) 62, and a part time college professor. I do organizational consultations and facilitate business planning (which is what I was doing there). I'm also the mom of the boss.

    I understood the confusion of the young employees. I see it in my students, too... is she old? Out of it? "Mom"ish? Young? Exceptionally cool?

    The confusion ends when I start doing my job. It gets pretty clear pretty quickly that I'm expert in my field, and my persona stops being "cute" right around the time when the young 'uns have to get up on their toes.

    Women don't traditionally have mentor style roles in business as they age, unlike older men. I imagine the young pups run in to the "old man" in much the same way young women run in to us... full of puppy enthusiasm and arrogance..... until they run in to what it is they don't know, and what we do.

    The older female role model in business is a relatively new occurrence; young women need to be taught how to accept mentorship. One day, perhaps, they'll be in that position and have a positive role model for how to mentor others.

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  4. Happy July to you. I push back thinking the year is half over and try to cherish the days are beautiful and warm and sunny and all that is wonderful in July like my blueberries, and garden vegetables. Over 100 degrees is a mood dampener and a true fashion challenge!

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    1. I can tolerate 100 pretty well...when it goes up to 112...that is an issue for me! Blueberries and garden veggies sound so good...enjoy!

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  5. Welcome back Pam! It's hard to believe half the year is over. July is usually a great month here, not too hot or cool. I would really struggle with your temps! You always look great!

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    1. At the end of the day I am pretty ragged! Especially if I am out and about most of the day in the heat. I know you have it much better where you are.

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  6. Welcome back! I'm glad you got a much needed break. July is my daughter birth month as well and also who i spent my weekend with.

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    1. Thanks Rena...my daughter is also born in July...it is a great month.

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  7. Early July means a lot of yard work. June rains usually mean things need to be trimmed and tidied, so that's what I do on the July long weekend. It all got a bit wild because of nearly-daily rain, and a hectic spring. It's nice and quiet in the city when many folks are away!

    Happy birthday, Pam. I don't think I could manage a blog. My life doesn't have room for one.

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    1. Thank goodness for rain...fortunately we got a lot before the heat settled in. Thanks for the kind words, Prairie!

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  8. Love the coping-with-heat outfits you're wearing here. You've inspired me to make my own love/hate list about midsummer. Like you, my favorite season is October through December, though I live in New England, very different from Texas. Wishing you the best in the "health matters" realm.

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    1. Thanks RK...I wear a lot of sheet kimonos during the summer. They are fun and help me stay cool. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. July is my birthday month too! The 27th. I will be 58 this year. WOW!! Happens so fast! LOL! I live in Arkansas and our summers are so hot too. Our office is pretty casual so that helps with the wardrobe. I never have to wear a suit! Congratulations on 6 years of blogging!

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