I have never been one to fear change in fact I am sure that my hubby would say that I welcome it – I love discovering new things, places and people. I love adventure and get bored easily if I do the same thing day in day out – I am organised but I hate routine!!
But when the change is out of my control it is not always a good thing – the change I am talking about is one that comes with age – my body and mind are not my own at the moment and as my research shows this is normal with women of a certain age but when you are normally totally focused on where you are going and what you want suddenly changes it is a little scary!!! Not wanting to go down the HRT route – too many side effects but needing some help to get my brain back I opted for the alternative approach with herbal and vitamins which is taking it’s time but I finally think that it is working and I have the combination right!!
But it has got me thinking about what I really want and where I am going – over the last few years and since my accident I have taken on a new attitude – LIFE IS SHORT and you have to make the most of it, do what YOU want to do because you never know what is around the corner.
One of the good things about getting older is that you care less about what other people think of you and you feel free to do what you when want and you don’t have to answer to anyone!!!
The most dramatic change in recent months has been my style and how I wear my vintage – rather than era dressing I have gone back to my fashion roots and started embracing new ways of wearing my pieces mixing them with designer and high street following on from this I am on a mission – Vintage for Everyone is my new project – the goal is to get everyone seeing that vintage is just clothes and that it can be worn as part of your everyday wardrobe especially the 40+ woman that thinks that vintage is for the young and something that she couldn’t wear!!
As an “older” lady it is all to easy to “give up” style wise and go for the safe option that many ladies opt for – well not me I am taking a leaf out of Iris Apfel and be bolder and more flamboyant the older I get!!!
There are many more ladies out there now embracing aging with style and blogs that inspire, give style advice and generally shout the praise of ladies of a certain age!! That’s Not My Age Advanced Style and Two Ladies and a Wardrobe are just a few of my favourites.
One other lady that I totally admire is Linda Rodin who has worked in many fields but later in life decided to launch her own skincare company proving that you are never to old to start something new.
So I will be embracing this change not giving into the depression and giving up that comes with the menopause. Giving myself time is going to be the main thing, allowing myself to do what I want and not feeling guilty about being selfish after all being a women is hard enough without adding to the struggle. Here is to change, moving on and fabulous vintage!!