Great Advice for Women Over Fifty

About 5 years ago, I wrote a tongue in cheek bit about what it really means to grow older in this bless-ed country!

When you are growing old in the land of nip & tuck, lose weight, dye hair, look young(er), it can be tough to see any humor in the fact that, like it or not, you just tipped over the waterfall of life and are heading towards the end with incredible speed and a few chin hairs.

But there is humor here and I just stumbled on another writer who started my morning with a laugh.

Michele Combs, a blogger (and software programmer tackled this topic about a year ago, on her blog, Rubber Shoes in Hell. She neatly sums up answers to the age-old question of, “..what not to wear when you are over 50.

The article is a rif on all the fashion tips readily available for we aging warriors. Combs does a bang up job of it. If you liked this article, try Part II of what not to wear if you over 50 because I loved it too.

This advice is solid, it makes me laugh and it reinforces my idea that there are some very important items that I really don’t want to wear anymore. I can listen to my own voice, now. I can wear, do, say whatever I want because I answer to no one now. No boss. No societal constraints. No voice in my ear telling me, “no, no, no!

And there never will be, again.  Stand up tall, women of a certain age, and finally, finally, claim your independence. And Michele Combs? Bang on as the Brits would say, bang on!



Filed under arm wresting, Death & Dying, Inspiring People, Uncategorized, World Changing Ideas

3 responses to “Great Advice for Women Over Fifty


    Love it. Says a great deal of what I think much of the time.

    Sent from my iPhone


    • patsquared2

      Thanks Kat. It’s a great reminder to put down bitterness, anger and a whole lot of negative emotions and enjoy what you have left of life.

  2. Safar Fiertze

    The joys of ageing seems to be a bit of a theme this week. Inspired by Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden dragon), I decided to embrace wrinkles as a friend. Michele Combs articles are a wonderful message and I have to say, I like her humour. But the commentary was even more hilarious! Here’s a very British take on the menopause that I came across last week:
    Thanks for sharing the links – now I’m off to find out what it really means to grow older in another bless-ed country!

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