What Pisses Me Off: Giving up at 60 152

What pisses me off


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I have a score to settle with baby boomer women my age.

Why do you give in to this stage of your life? It makes me pissed off. Why do you become a shadow of the person that we were 10, 20 years ago?

Why do we take the middle path and stay safe? And not keep challenging the smart sassy woman inside? I like to think of actresses who have defied ageism and are seen in strong substantial roles. Women who have been determined to keep moving ahead in their careers, regardless. And yes it can be tough in an industry that loves and adores youth.

There can and are always health, wealth, financial, personal challenges. We don’t get to this stage of our life without a few hiccups, and the proof is in how we manage to rebound again. I see so many programs that belittle intelligent women with words like “reclaim your life”, “bound back into life”. It just looks staged and Pollyannaish. I am getting tired of seeing women promoting their products, and programs that are mid level. Where are the programs and products for the thinking woman, we don’t lose a part of our brain or body when we hit 50.

Call me reactionary but I believe that as we age we need to stand up for ourself. Embrace and be proud of our knowledge our life experience and more, we are vital inspiring women, yet many just seem to lose sense of self belief and become safe joining groups of safe like minded souls. How about bringing all our personal and professional life experiences into the Wonder Woman avatar?

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Sally Arnold

  1. It also annoys me to be told what I should or shouldn’t be doing! Who says I haven’t earned the right to take the middle road if that makes me happy?

  2. I’m 63 and realised that I was in a ‘use it or lose it’ situation so I now visiit the gym twice a week and fit in a zumba class as well. I’m also making a conscious effort to go out and do new things andmake new friends. My husband is 76 and is doing the same as me – except for the zumba clas 🙂

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  3. I am 63, yet my mind tells me I am 42 and I will never give in to “Old age”. I have a wealth of experience to share and the only reason why every now and then I have a hiccup is because my body tries to remind me I am not 42 anymore. Blah Blah.

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  4. Very amusing. Life coach replaces nagging parents as the scourge of women.
    At least parents did it for free .
    Life Coachs charges to criticise your choices.

  5. Don’t torture yourself by applying for jobs and being interviewed by a 20 year old… Embrace the freedom of doing what you like. Be who you want and explain to nobody.

  6. Why be ‘pissed off’ about it? Don’t waste your energy and focus on yourself and continue to create your own meaningful life.

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