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 Fearless Not Fearless
Whether you choose to say your age or not, you all had something important to say.
“I’m as old as God,” I’ve even told my daughters rather than reveal my exact age.
When my savings started dwindling, I remembered that audition years before
I spent more than a few long days on set hanging out with Brooke Shields. A fellow 50-something working mom dealing with the realities of career longevity, Brooke described her personal business plan to me in Blue Lagoon-like terms.
Interview with NY Times Best-Selling Picture Book Author & Illustrator, Antoinette Portis,
I wanted a less-than-conventional lifestyle. One that included community and creativity. So I channeled my inner-bohemian and got it in spades.
A study by the CDC found that women ages 40 to 59 have the highest rate of depression of any age or gender in the United States. Overall, the highest lifetime risk of depression was found among baby boomers aged 45 to 64.
Ask any teenager and they’ll tell you Facebook is for old people (i.e. anyone over 35). But we’ve got news for you youngins. Surprise! The coolest women over 50 are some of the hottest influencers on Instagram.
“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.
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.