Good Morning friends!
Happy Forever Fierce Day!
I have a special feature today to bring you as I am a member of the Fierce 50, a group of 50 and over ladies that support one another, encourage, and find it wonderful to be 50+ and enjoying life. I am sharing with you some of the ladies, who consider themselves “Fierce at 50”, who are non-bloggers but want their voices heard.
I will be 50 this July, so I thought I would talk about what being Fierce at 50 means to me! “FIERCE” according to Websters, is “of a feeling, emotion, or action) showing a heartfelt and powerful intensity.” Heartfelt. Intense. I look at being fierce as a woman who is more sure of herself and at peace with the person she is. I feel this way. at midlife, I find myself more confident and happy with the person I am. Being fierce to me also means not giving up when obstables come your way in life. If you are a regular reader, you know I have been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a chronic pain condition that causes muscle pain and instability. 10 years ago, I would have never thought I would be able to do some of the things i do today, but I was not going to let the disease ruin my life and keep me from doing things I love in life. I could have easily have given up, but I wanted to live my life as best as possble-disease or not. So, as a part of the Fierce 50 Movement, I want to introduce you to some other wonderful, fierce women.
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Although just a little premature, I can relate to the women in this group. I find being a woman at midlife can be quite freeing, as I feel i know the person that I am, feel more confident in my own skin, and am not looking for other’s approval to make my life meaningful. In that vain, let me introduce you to some amazingly Fierce ladies!
Suzanne, 5I, Sugar Land TX (suburb of Houston TX), Instagram @suzannejoffrion
What does it mean to me to be Fierce in Mid-Life?
For me, it means coming to a realization of who you have become, and what you yet want to be, as we never stop growing! It means putting aside some beliefs that maybe have held you back and moving forward with an open mind to what you might become.
As a woman in her Mid-Life, I am a lot more comfortable with who I am and what I’ve accomplished. I was willing to start my business, a stylist for eSBe Designs Jewelry from the ground up four years ago, when I was offered the opportunity! (Check out our beautiful accessories at www.esbedesigns.com/suzanne, if you’d like!) I delight in helping women with their sparkle!
I try to learn from the challenges of life, to be exhilarated & learn from them, and use them to my benefit (growth!). It means time for me to grow my business, my relationships with my now adult children, their children, as well as my (now different) relationship with my husband. It means embracing the freedom to try new things, do things I’ve always wished I could do and not being afraid to try new things.
Donna, 51, Oklahoma, Instagram @djsigfun
Being fierce in midlife means several things to me. It means accepting myself, inside and out, while still working toward a better me. Fierce means enjoying who I am without apologizing. My Instagram is now public (@djsigfun). It took me a long time to make that decision, but the results have been such joy! It’s realizing some things, the important things, are worth the fight and all the other stuff is just fluff and not worth wasted effort or emotion. Fierce means being kind and supportive. It’s overlooking differences and wanting success for others.
Michelle, 54 (I’ll be 55 next month), Riverside,CA (SoCal), Instagram @Michellerosborough
What does it mean to be fierce in mid life?
It means being my true fierce self. For years I’ve done what I was suppose to do. I wore what I was suppose to wear and I followed everyone’s rules. Now it’s my time. I do what I want when I want to do it and I most definitely wear whatever I want to wear. My Instagram page (Michelle Rosborough) keeps me motivated to shop my closet and gives me a creative outlet- having fun with my clothes! I hope my Instagram page inspires others to do the same. I am doing what makes me happy! Mid-life is definitely the best life!
Maria, 50, Ohio, Instagram @counselingwithstyle
Fifty is fabulous because with age you are wiser and with wisdom you are fierce! At fifty you have jumped many hurdles and are ready and equipped to tackle whatever else life brings your way.
Pauline, 71, Northamptonshire, England Being Fierce in Midlife, means having the time to try new things. Also trying to be more adventurous by styling the clothes I already have.
Dijana, 50, Kamloops, British Columbia, in Canada, Instagram @dijanadzinic
To be fierce in my mid-life means to me that once you turn 50 many changes happen within yourself. For myself, I have always enjoyed fashion, though I never had time to do anything with it like I do now with my two daughters being out of the house. I love the sisterhood that it brings along with it. Mid-life transformation for me is also a big turning point, I have to step up and start living a full healthy life. I have learned to surround myself with positivity, I found instagram a big help and have had nothing but support through this insta-journey. It is so great to see many women 50 and over coming together and building a community where we can all support one another in these changes we are going through.
If you are a lady 50+ and want to join in the Forever Fierce FB supportive community, do stop by HERE
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