There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.

Sophia Loren

2012 is going to be an incredible year! Not because InStyle said so, but because I am determined for it to be. You see, this summer I will turn 59 and the clock is ticking ever closer to the big 60….so, I purpose to have a great year for number 59! Using the resources Sophia Loren suggests, I plan to defeat age once again this year!

But, I want you to know that I do not have unrealistic expectations about the uncertainties that lie ahead. That’s why I chose to take today’s outfit picture by this ladder. We are currently preparing our home to go on the market, because we must make some “drastic” changes since my husband remains unemployed. Sometimes difficulties force decisions that need to be made, yet were in a stalemate. Throughout this transition time, I can choose to be fearful or hopeful. The fountain of youth flows with hope.

Silk Jacket: Chicos
Cowl Neck Sweater: I have had it so long, I do not
remember where it orginally came from
Black Lee Jeans: Kohls
Ariat Boots from Dillards (about 10 years old)
Headband: Target

I know there are rough waters ahead. It comes with the territory as we get older. We are forced into changes we often do not want to make. We also walk through difficulties with those we love around us. We live in a world where few things are guaranteed.

As another classic actress, Betty Davis, once said, “Getting older ain’t for sissies!”

Braclets: Kohls

So, my first resolution for 2012, is to face the year with joy, hope, and anticipation of good things. After that, I just want to live one day at a time to its fullest….with class and STYLE.

What do you think of Sophia Loren’s quote?

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