By Iva Ursano August 6, 2022
Because being a woman is hard. We’re already up against so many challenges and for years we are supposed to act and behave a certain way. And we have for the most part. Not all of us. But many of us.
When I hit 50 I tossed out all the rules, stopped listening to and following the masses and stepped into my own personal power. It was exhilarating, liberating and effin beautiful.
I don’t follow rules
I found my vibe, dumped my old tribe and my old life, found my voice (and used it ALOT) and started really loving and embracing life. When they say life begins at 50 they mean it. And I get it. I totally get it.
Without further ado, here are some helpful tips and 10 things you should never wear over 50
1. The opinion of others
Can you live your life for you please? Does it matter what others think of you? Most of them don’t even think highly of themselves. Let them point, stare and whisper, I say. Give them something to talk about, I say!
2. Baggage from the past
Drop all the big ugly heavy bags. They don’t look good on you. They are weighing you down and, if I might add, aging you quickly. Do yourself a favour, get rid of all your emotional baggage. We’re moving forward in life, not backward. None of the stuff from yesterday matters today or tomorrow.
So Margaret looks good for her age and “you’d never know she was a day over 50!” they say. Who cares? Good for Margaret. She’s beautiful and you know what, so are you! There’s no need to be jealous of other women. We’re all beautiful and amazing in our own unique ways.
4. Fear of getting old
Yes we’re getting older. Life goes on. We’re not 25 anymore. But life is what you make it. You’re not dead yet and you have no idea when you will die. Live it up now babe. Time’s flying by! Do things you always wanted to do, try new things, travel, live out loud.
5. The doormat
Seriously, stop wearing (or being) the doormat. You’ve worn it for far too long. You are no one’s b****. Find your voice, start using and start saying NO to all these people who have been taking advantage of you all this time. Tell more people to f off!!
Time to grow up. We’re not in high school anymore and besides, that catty look looks horrible on you. Disgusting if you will. Life isn’t a competition. We’re all in this together. Put your pointy finger down and stand tall with your sisters! Lift a sister up, don’t put her down. The world is already a heavy place to be in.
If you’re still judging others, stop it. You are no better than anyone else and no one is better than you. Judging others makes you ugly no matter how beautiful you are on the outside. In case you missed the memo, your poop stinks just as much as the next guy.
Like baggage, regret also ages you. So you didn’t do this or that, so you never told so and so something, so you never went to that place. So what? Regret does nothing to enhance your life and only makes you sad and miserable. Dump it.
Burn them. Have a croc destroying party. Donate them if you want but get rid of them!! [I could not agree more/]
Haha I’m kidding. Girl we need comfy shoes. I feel ya. For me, the perfect shoe is a pair of flip flops. I own way too many and I love each pair. But listen, you can wear crocs all you want.
It’s time to turn that worry frown upside down and make it a smile. Life is short and we’re over halfway through our lives. There’s no time to worry or hold back or not live the life you deserve and desire. Smile at strangers, eat the cake, go to foreign lands, say hi to the cute boy….go do things and stop worrying if it’s right or wrong or if people will talk.