It seems that scarcely a day passes without seeing a survey on some aspect of the middle-aged female experience. Maybe we should feel grateful, because according to one of the surveys I read, pollsters are the only people who find ladies of a certain age even slightly interesting.
This is a sad commentary, but unfortunately it’s true. Of 2,000 women who were surveyed, most agreed that 46 is the age that they become invisible to men..
The good news (according to this survey) is that by the time we get to 60 we start feeling better. That’s the good news???? How about the 14 years we are sitting crying in our beer? If we’re smart, and I know we are, we won’t let that happen. We will appreciate who we are, the woman we have grown into at any age we happen to be.
None of us can turn back the clock. In my middle 40’s, I believed I could. I was wrong. I had to figure out for myself, and we all do, how to hold onto your sexy and that fire in your belly.
Here’s a couple of tips I’ll pass on to you if you’re feeling blue because of our age:
- Play up your assets – now it’s time to do what feels good to you – it’s your turn
- Stop Listening to the naysayers who say life is over at 50
- Don’t hold on to relationships that no longer nurture your soul
- Change your look – go from just OK to sexy sophisticated
- Take a risk – get out of your head – say screw you to the fear – and watch what happens
We are powerful, fabulous females and even though we may have to play up different assets as we go through the decades, our confidence, our sexy, and appreciation of life will shine through. Your passion for life will be recognized.
I am convinced that middle-aged women of today are creating another template for aging and it’s not what the pollsters are telling us.
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