There’s something about calling yourself middle-aged that sounds like a dirty word. However, by the time you’re in your 40’s, no matter how old your kids are or how
immature fun you might be, you are, technically middle-aged. I like to think that middle-aged is more a state of mind than an actual reality. If you act old, you are more likely to be considered middle-aged than if you act like me and wear leather jackets and jeans and think you’re young and cool but don’t realize your kids are actually mocking you behind your back.
Although I don’t consider myself to be middle-aged, I do recognize that I’m not the same person I was in my 20’s or 30’s. On the upside, I’m a lot more confident, I have a much better sense of who I am and what I want in my life, and I appreciate the finer things in life that I didn’t have in my 20’s, like having more than one bathroom and a good credit rating. On the down side, I’m definitely losing the war against gravity, desperately need Botox, and think a good day starts with a successful result of eating a lot of fiber.
Still, I’m not ready to be shilling for adult undergarments and I’m not yet considering moving to a retirement community in Florida called “Journey’s End.”
This is why I’m a member of a group called Generation Fabulous. Known as GenFab for short, they are an on-line magazine focusing on the lives of women over 40 who are passionate about amplifying the voices of women in midlife. What I love about them is their commitment to help these women bring their formidable influence, knowledge and life experience to the blogging arena for personal expression and brand connections.Because I can relate to so much of what they are about, I was thrilled when one of the founders, Chloe Jeffreys, invited me to be a guest on her GenFab web series, “Coffee with Chloe.” We covered a lot of great topics ranging from transitioning to parenthood from the workforce (and back again), societal expectations of working moms, and keeping your cool when you become a mother (my personal favorite). Please grab a cup of coffee and check out my conversation with Chloe!
Don’t forget to order a copy of “Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir” for yourself or a cool mom you know. Did I mention it makes a great beach read? Also makes great reading material for when you lock yourself in the bathroom to hide from the kids!
It’s available on Amazon, most online booksellers, and in real honest to goodnsss bookstores.