Happy fashion Friday, all! Well, it is here…I am 70 years of age…or 70 years young as some say!
Kind of perfect to have a significant birthday for me on Fashion Friday! Don’t you think?
As a blogger, I am now well over 50 and feeling so good!
So, the name of the blog still works for me…and hopefully for all of you.
There are marketers who counsel mature bloggers to not mention their real age.
They say no one wants to read what an older woman has to say.
Well, I am going to laugh in the face of that advice and be who I authentically am.
My desire is to inspire and encourage women of all ages, for I am very different from who I thought I would be at age 70.
My birthday week began with an email from someone named Chris.
All it said was….“You need to get a new hairstyle, new glasses, and fix your teeth!”
I wanted to respond with…You left off my funky feet!
I understand there are some who would be driven to despair over such an email…but I am really happy with who I am at 70…flaws and all.
Yes, there are wrinkles…and age spots…crooked teeth…and a few more challenges…but nothing like I envisioned it would be at 70.
I still have that over 50 feeling 40 hutzpah!
Each day is a gift from God, and I am thankful for that gift every morning.
So, today, I share with you who I am at age 70….and who I am not.
WHO I AM AT AGE 70
Hello, I am Pamela….well over 50 and feeling great!
I am a woman, wife, mother, and GiGi to six….the absolute best!
I am a blogger specifically for women over 50 and have enjoyed it for 13 years….so many readers join me as well over 50 and feeling great ladies.
I am a writer and have been writing since 5th grade, and still have so much to say.
I am proud to be born and bred Texan, and resident of San Antonio.
I am even prouder to be an American.
I am full of joy and smiles.
I am optimistic.
I am mentally strong, determined, and steadfast.
I am wise with wisdom gained through storms, valleys, and experiences.
I am discerning.
I am curious… fascinated with all around me, and love to learn.
I am teachable.
I am creative and captivated with many creative fields from music, to photography, to art, to cooking.
I am a hard worker.
I am a teacher and encourager of all people.
I am ever hopeful and look for silver linings and the best in others.
I am building a Christmas legacy for my family.
I am confident.
I am a child of the living God, flawed, forgiven, saved, and a prayer warrior.
WHO I AM NOT AT AGE 70
I am not defined by a number.
I am not old.
I am not a cynic.
I am not a victim of my past.
I am not elderly.
I am not invisible.
I am not tired of life.
I am not rude.
I am not finished.
I am not done.
I love this page in my 2023 planner…….
Every morning in this seventieth year, I will arise to wonder what I will do with the chance given me that day.
I am convinced that the best way to have longevity now is to just LIVE. To live with passion and purpose. To live with joyful expectation.
And to live with gratitude one day at a time.
I am 70 today…and it is going to be great fun…no matter what.
I hope you will join me in facing every day, one day at a time with joy in your heart and a smile on your face.
Believe you are fabulous right now…right where you are…and that there is so much of life to live.
In fact, feel free in the comments to tell us WHO YOU ARE… the best parts of you…and if you like, who you are not.
On my birthday…I celebrate each of YOU!
Thank you so much for being here and for your support and friendship!
NOTE: Today I wore one of my favorite washable silk dresses because I plan to be wearing it tonight for my birthday dinner. Love the green!
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I know many like to make Home Depot purchases online and then drive to the store to pick them up. You can still use my HOME DEPOT link to do that.
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