over50feeling40: Why I Am Thinking About Age
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Jun 8, 2017

Why I Am Thinking About Age

There are several reasons why aging has been on my mind lately.  But, the main reason is I am about to leave for my alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin.
Feeling a bit weathered from stress lately, I am headed to be one of the speakers at my sorority reunion, and, despite the stress, the show must go on.  I have not seen most of my sorority sisters for 41 years! Yikes...just writing those words makes me feel really old!  I was NOT in any way the picture of fashion in college...overalls and pigtails if you can believe that!  Some of them were most likely shocked to see my name on the agenda with a talk about how to look and feel your best.
So, here I come with my message of reinvention, positivity, joy, and hope for those who are letting the other side of 50 get them shut down.  I will let you know how it goes and I will return to blogging hopefully Sunday afternoon or Monday!

Any advice on what you would want to hear??

Have A Fabulous Weekend, Everyone!


  1. I'd want to hear your message of being happy with your body and dressing it just the way it is now. You have such a positive message and set such a great example for midlife women. We had a huge sorority reunion in 2011 celebrating the 100th anniversary of our chapter at Southwestern. Hadn't seen most of the girls for 40 years! We have so much fun that we now get together bi-annually! Have fun!

    1. Awww, Thank you Cathy. Now you have me even more excited about going.

  2. You have a fabulous message I'm confident many of the women will relate to and be fascinated to hear. Have fun. Xx

  3. Show them your beautiful smile! You have a positive message about being happy where you are with the body you have and dressing to feel confident. I think that is a great message for many women. You will do great!

    1. Thank you Lynn...I so appreciate the encouragement!

  4. Life is precious at ANY age and every moment is a gift. Wishing for youth in any form is a waste of time which can never be redeemed. Enjoy life now! Wear the pearls, carry the purse, sip from the crystal and nosh from the "good" china ... and smile from the heart!! Read, study, travel, absorb, constantly learn - be the reason your companion doesn't reach for their cellphone. That's what they need to hear.

  5. Hi Pam,

    Since you asked I will share my thoughts.

    First, no doubt they will all appreciate your insight and candor. You are "real" and don't mind sharing it. Your posts seem to come from the heart and I have no doubt your talk will reflect that.

    Second, showing others that it's never too late to get your groove back (that comment kinda ages me, huh? lol)

    Something you wrote long ago would be a good starting point for your speech. Go back to July 26, 2010. I believe most of us can relate to it.

    Anyway I wish you all the best and can't wait to hear how great it went!

    Janis Hill

  6. Looking forward to hearing about your reunion!

  7. Hi Pam,

    I'm sure you will be a hit because of your smile and positivity! How exciting! Looking forward to hearing about it!


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