We are women who don't believe age defines us. We are women who believe substance is the new sexy. We are women who are kicking ass, not sitting on it. We are women who love to have a good time as long as we we are home by 10. We are Girls Gone 50.
All in Persisterhood
Imagine walking into a beautiful home and meeting incredible women who instantly make you feel valued instead of judged.
I had gray hair at age 11. It was a gift from my father. So I was complaining about my gray hair to my mother, I was always putting color on it, dying it and I had multiple colors but I reached the point in life when coloring my hair created so much trauma.
We don’t just mean a digital native and sherpa to the Twittersphere who will help you with your social media
I’m not saying you should hang out with badly-aged people to make yourself look younger
Sure we love our bottled water, our salads-to-go and our frozen coffee drinks with the big, green straw as much as the next woman, but did you know that it takes at least 450 years for a plastic container to decompose in a landfill?
“Carrie Holzman-Little - you are an Ironman!” Those are the words every athlete wants to hear at the end of a 13-hour triathlon — after a 2.5-mile swim, 114-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile marathon. I did my first race two weeks shy of my 50th birthday, and 11 years later at the age of 61, I am still racing and still smiling.
It’s not just my neck that’s screaming my age. It’s my name. While I always considered my parents’ names to be tragically old-fashioned - when was the last time you met someone named Ida or Willard for goodness sakes? - I never fully realized until this past year what a dinosaur my own name has now become.
Nice to meet you! We’re two fearless over-50, still-working-for-a-living women who are excited and admittedly shaking in our low-heeled boots about starting a blog. It didn’t exactly help when a teenage daughter’s reaction to us becoming bloggers was, “Oh, how cute!”.
Far from being cute, this blog is intended for all women over 50 to explore, encourage and share tales from the field of this spectacularly freeing, frightening, confusing, hilarious, emboldening time of life. The fact is, being fearless doesn’t mean we no longer have fears. (Watch for our upcoming posts on, “Things that keep us up at night”.) It means we ultimately don’t let fear stop us from living a relevant, fulfilling and empowered life. We use fear to motivate us because we don’t want to see it win.