With constant messages alluding to women fading into the background and becoming invisible at the age of 50, I would like to stress one thing . Ignore them!
Living life to the full is not the preserve of the young! Women in their 50s are part of a generation used to breaking new ground and scaling new heights! We are redefining what it means to be 50. Far from being ready to retire, we are having second careers, setting up businesses, travelling the world. The rest of the world hasn’t quite understood yet how we’ve changed and are continuing to do so! We need to make sure we are seen and heard!
We can always choose between ‘can do’ and ‘can’t do’. Only we can decide if we want to flourish or fade.
Too long to be invisible
One in seven women turning 50 this year is likely to live to be 100, and there’s a good chance the rest of us could live at least well into our eighties. That’s a long time to be invisible! At 50 we probably have more of our adult life ahead of us than behind us. We face the next phase of our adult lives with more experience, more wisdom, and hopefully a better sense of who we are.
Life is for living. Be colourful, confident. We may not have youth but we have passion and wisdom.
It’s down to us how we choose to live our future years. Invisibly or fabulously”! I know which I’m choosing!