“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” 
My husband recently called me with this question.  He had just finished listening to one of his favorite speakers challenge our thinking about aging and retirement.  In fact, he pretty much said…your real age is found within your thinking.  If I answered this question, honestly I would say I am in my 40s…remember…feeling 40? Right?  I do not feel my age and constantly must remind myself what it is.
Since I turned 50, I have been on a reinvention journey to turn myself around…inside and outside.  I also have been re-fashioning my career.  Four nights ago was a huge milestone for me…I attended San Antonio Fashion Week as a fashion blogger for the first time…sitting on the front row next to the local newspaper’s fashion writer and our local fashion and style film network.  
Though I have been to many runway shows in the last four years, this one was a milestone for me.  I am now considered to be a legitimate member of our local Fashion Media and I love it. It is possible to reinvent your life…no matter your age.
When I follow my dreams and pursue my passions, then I am holding up my I MATTER sign.  Blogging has opened many doors for me to be able to do just this.  I love writing for and encouraging women, and I love covering lifestyle, fashion, and style stories.  It is a passion and right now…I am living the dream!  Hopefully, one day soon, I will be able to do something like this 24/7.
Doing what I love does keep me young and joyful.  Participating in a world filled with young adults also keeps me youthful.  Sure, I am usually one of the oldest at the events I cover, but I love the younger fashion bloggers and they seem to respect me (perhaps, they have a good laugh, but I really do not get a sense from them that happens.)  I really believe anything is possible no matter our age.

What is your passion?  Are you doing something to fill that love deep inside of you?  If you did not know your age, how old would you be?

Great questions to ponder and ask ourselves…in order to say…I  MATTER!

Make sure you go to the sidebar and register to win the Foxcroft Sweater…then go enjoy the bloggers of Katie’s Favorite Things Blog Hop…I am certain they will be sharing some great holiday ideas over the next few weeks.

It’s time to hop! Party and link up! The Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop is where you can link your favorite post of the week or write a post about your favorite things and share it with old and new followers. The hop is hosted and posted on 3 different blogs! Your link will appear on the blogs of Katherine’s Corner,  Over 50 Feeling 40, and Vintage Mama.  Three times the opportunity to make new bloggy friends and to share your wonderful blog and discover others to
RULES:

Please DO NOT link and run…….
  • Please visit a few of the wonderful blogs that are sharing here.
  •     Please leave comments when you visit
  •     Please Link to your post and not to your blog home page
  •     Linkback on your post (optional, but always appreciated)
  •     Grab the hop button code from The button page (optional)
  •     No adult content blogs
  • Please no more than 3 links to your blog
  •     No links directly to your shops or websites selling things/services please! (sorry they will be removed)
  •     Yes you can link giveaways (they are everyone’s favorite thing) Add your giveaways to Katherines Giveaways Page too!

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