5 Things I Learned About Being Fabulously Fifty And Loving It!

By on October 10, 2011

By Tamara Elizabeth –

“The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”-Madeleine L’Engle

You know the old adage, “If I only knew then what I know now boy would things have been different”? How true the saying is. But as I enter the second half century of my journey, I have come to realize that everything that has happened to me in the past is the wind that stokes the fires to fuel my present, and gently pushes me forward to my achieving my desires.

At this age it is a brand new starting point in my life, and I have come to the realization its never to late to start anything in life and all other ages before are just the building blocks to the courageous mountain of achievements that I stand so proudly today upon with my flag of honor proudly planted at my feet.

So take head to my wisdom for I have traveled my own “Yellow Brick Road”:

  1. Study your ABC’s. Fairytale endings to relationships are guaranteed in children’s books but not certified in real life. Everyone starts a relationship with the lovable intention to live “happily ever after” but in reality circumstances happen and things change. So it is important to discover and strengthen the relationship you have with yourself first. For a strong sense of self-love will keep you standing tall with wide shoulders. Loving who you are just as you are, and remembering your ABC’s – “I am Absolutely Beautifully Created!” – will help you weather every storm and enable you to see all the rainbows as you learn to dance in the rain.
  2. Tiaras come in many sizes and styles. If you are a lucky girl, you are entering mid-life known proudly as a “Sparklehead” – wearing your tiara firmly on you head all shiny and perfect. Or like myself who has dropped her tiara several times, had it stood on and dented, and lost some of its luster to tarnish. We are all still princesses in our own right, but we need to forgive ourselves for being the fabulously perfectly lovable women we are who are still human. Yes that is right even at the superbly age of awesome age of 50 +we are not perfect and do still make mistakes. Forgive them all – that is an order! Each one pushed you to where you forward, made life exciting and contributed to your person. Now don’t go shaking your head at what I am saying or you too will have to have a dented, tarnished tiara. Oh and by the way you are never too old to go tiara shopping.
  3. 50 + is the new 35! I say this because I am in my 52nd year and I feel 35. My inner being is doing everything now that I would have done at 35 if I had only known how much fun it could have been. But I was busy, busy, busy; raising kids, running a household trying to work art time, grocery shopping, cleaning a house taxiing around everyone to their various interests – whew! I had no time to breathe let alone be 35. I am so glad I am enjoying it now. Look back at the goals and dreams you had in your earlier ages and write them down again. Revisit them and see if they are still as important or you today as they were then. If they are then go for it. Write your goals down, prioritize them, and then start today taking tiny baby steps towards your top picks. Every mountain is made of a million stones. The mountain didn’t rise over night but grew one pebble at a time. So too are your goals achievable. Break your goals down into small steps and give yourself a timeline for completing each step. Then put on your favorite walking shoes and keep on trekking
  4. Menopause is your best friend – and she can be a “b____”, but you gotta love her. Get used to your new best friend. She is your Fairy God Mother. She is there to remind you to nurture yourself, celebrate the amazing woman you are remind you daily that you are blossoming – I know, under a heat lamp right into the fridge – but still you are growing into a wise authentic woman. Research the process and decide for yourself the best path to take as your venture along this brightly lit road. She’s not going away so love her as you would yourself, eat right, rest, exercise and have support from different sources. You are not alone; every woman at this age has the little ”bitch” as her best friend.
  5. Go back “to school” basics – the 3 R’s: Reflect, Respect, Rejoice! Reflect proudly on your past with pure admiration. Stand and show your badge of honor as you graduate from student to learned Master. Respect who you are now. As you stand before the mirror basking in the glory of the fabulous woman you see, pay homage to every line you see on your face as each one has a wonderful story to tell. Every gray hair sings a song about the accomplishments you have completed. Every change in your body shape is a celebration of your physical existence; it is your body telling you to revamp your style, boost your wardrobe but most of all accentuate your authenticity. Rejoice in all you still have ahead of you. Trust your gut and have the courage to listen to your well-developed intuition. You have dreams to be achieved, accomplishments to be celebrated, dreams to be realized and victories to be tallied so be willing to play hard and fall hard. Take on every challenge embracing the cliché: ‘what would you do if you knew you could not fail’ in every moment of every day?”

Now that you have practiced these five ways to be fabulous, go out a buy a startling fabulous new pair of stilettos to prance through your new life’s journey – and oh, by the way pick up a matching handbag while you are at it.

 

Tamara Elizabeth is a certified self love and transformational coach and Master Motivator of women in transition. She empowers women to look into the mirror and reflect the fabulously lovable selves. She is the author of an inspirational book for women titled,” Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It! –Discovering My Lovable Me. She strives to find the humor in life while empowering women to embrace and reflect upon their own journey to self love. Her website: http://moximize.me/

About Tamara Elizabeth

Tamara Elizabeth is a certified self love and transformational coach and Master Motivator of women in transition. She empowers women to look into the mirror and reflect the fabulously lovable selves. She is the author of an inspirational book for women titled,” Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It! –Discovering My Lovable Me. She strives to find the humor in life while empowering women to embrace and reflect upon their own journey to self love. Her website: http://moximize.me

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5 Things I Learned About Being Fabulously Fifty And Loving It!