A daily chat between girlfriends for inspiration, encouragement and guidance to promote joyful aging while wearing strength, confidence, and head-turning, personal style.

MISSION STATEMENT


MISSION STATEMENT:

Just after my fiftieth birthday, I received a brutal wakeup call….my new driver’s license came in the mail! I looked at the woman in the picture and was shocked…she looked elderly, worn out, and downcast. She was overweight and wearing an oversized, man’s polo making her appear much larger. She had no makeup and frayed, greying hair. The picture communicated that she was tired and had given up on herself. On that day in 2003, I realized that I had given everyone in my life (my family and students) every drop of my time and put myself on the back burner. I began with vigorous determination to reinvent myself. The journey has led me to fun, joy, peace, confidence, and new directions…but is a continuous process.

Therefore, my mission with over50feeling40 is to inspire women over 50 to look and feel their best… to strive to be women of strength and dignity…and to enjoy every single day of life…one day at a time.


My Wake Up Call!!


8 comments:

  1. I can totally relate. I'm not proud of how I looked at my daughter's grad. I'd dress shopped but had no idea short sleeves would emphasize thickened arms in photos. In my photos I looked fatter than I felt and old and worn looking. I know why too, we had been preparing the house for sale, buying a new one, packing for the move and week long drive, buying a prom dress, and I was entertaining inlaws for the graduation. I had no time for me. I'm working with a diet coach but still finding it very hard to lose enough. Trying as you are to fight it all.

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  2. Thank you for your fabulous blog. I found you only after I started my own blog but yours is still a source of inspiration to me on many levels.

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  3. Thank you for such a cool blog. I just turned 59 on Monday, and I feel 70! After giving all of myself to raise my children and then end up divorced and alone at this age...I'm having a really hard time of it. I can SO relate to your driver's license story! I have get mine renewed this year...and I'm dreading it! Thanks for inspiring us. We aren't given that in the media or anywhere else! HUGS!!
    Patti

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  4. An amazing transformation!! You look amazing.

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  5. I can totally relate to your mission statement.. well done.. indeed, we owe it to ourselves Pam.. I'm following you now too.. a bit about moi.?.. S E Asia and how giving back to a people can in turn benefit oneself,.. my fully escorted small group tours always include a specialist, an author, Pilates guru, artist, a person image maker/shopper.. www.thecapeclub.com - ps.. I've just had the big 60, but feel its more like the 50s now! There's not enough time in a day for all I need/want to achieve..

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  6. Your mission statement is right on point, I'll be 59 in 4 weeks and I'm determined to let the rest of my life be as grand as I've made it for others. Since I wasn't sure where to start, I have just started right where I'm at and going forward. Thanks again for the insight.

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  7. Do not fade, on the contrary we have to start.

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