Welcome to Fiftiness!
Welcome to the new normal of what it means to be fit and fearless over the age of fifty! Fiftiness, /fiftēnəs/ noun, the quality of women living a fearless life after fifty; a stage delineated by breaking the rules and finding your inner warrior in and out of the gym; a time of life for defining your expertise, wearing your wrinkles as badges, laughing in the face of reading glasses and chin hairs. i.e. She wore her fiftiness like a bolt of lightening illuminating a dark room with a brightness so intoxicating no one could look away. For me, creating a website for women over fifty has been a fearless act. I've been on hiatus over the last few months, perhaps letting my fears get the best of me. It's a theme I'd like to explore more. I invite all of my readers/writers to join in the conversation. That's what Fiftiness is all about, shared stories of women just like us living a fearless life, or doing our best to get darn close! There is strength and inspiration in shared stories. So join us - be fearless!
Fall into Action
Fall always makes me take stock of my goals. When I was approaching forty, I set the deadline for my first published novel at 45. At 45, I moved it to fifty. Now as 56 approaches, I’ve released myself from self-defeating deadlines & instead just starting writing. It's made me think a lot lately about failure. Failure is defined as a lack of success or the nonperformance of something due, required or expected. But success is a function of expectations and expectations need to roll with the punches, don’t they? I say as long as you are always in forward motion, you are successfully getting somewhere even if you don’t know exactly where. There is much to take action on these days, personally, politically, privately and publicly. Would love to hear your stories of falling into action…
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