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Fierce 50 Midlife Campaign 2018

 

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.

Please follow me on Instagram at @elegantlydressedandstylish  .

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

Stay Fierce!

Jess xo

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    February 23, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Love finding fierce ladies to follow! You all look amazing and I can’t wait to follow the ladies you shared!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 23, 2018 at 11:14 am

      Thank you Laura! I am so glad you enjoyed hearing about these ladies! Times are changing, I always appreciate your support! xx

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    Jone't
    February 23, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Thanks for introducing us to your Fierce friends, Jess. I enjoyed reading their inspirational views on life. Xo Jonet.

    http://www.fabulouslychicover50.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 23, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      Thank you Jonet, glad you enjoyed reading about the ladies. I am happy to be a part of such an amazing group of ladies, such as yourself. xx

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    shelbeeontheedge1
    February 22, 2018 at 7:39 am

    Jess, I love your post! I have noticed so many common themes as I have made my way through all of these posts. Comfortability with ourselves without apology keeps popping up over and over again. I can so relate to that! And overcoming obstacles and struggles, whether it be a physical issue as you have overcome, a mental one as I have overcome, or just circumstances and situations that break us down until we can build ourselves back up again. Then we arrive in midlife…and it is better than I had ever expected! I feel so empowered just having had the opportunity to be a part of this movement! Stay fierce, my friend!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 22, 2018 at 9:22 am

      Thank you Shelbee! I love that the women are supportive, not judgemental, and that is because they are comfortable with themselves! So true there is a common theme, as it is this point in life, where i feel the most comfortable. Love your input too! You are a wonderful lady and i am happy to know your Fierce self Michelle! xx

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    Suzanne
    February 21, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks for the post- it’s an awesome group to be a part of!!!

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    Amy
    February 20, 2018 at 8:36 am

    I loved your post and always love your style! These women are fabulous, inspiring, and beautiful! Thank you Jess and friends for filling me up this morning!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 20, 2018 at 9:08 am

      so glad you enjoyed the post Amy! The group is very inspiring and im glad to be a part of it. thank you so much! xx

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    thisblondesshoppingbag
    February 20, 2018 at 6:46 am

    What a wonderful way to get excited and invigorated about mid life! Love it and this Fierce 50 campaign!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 20, 2018 at 9:10 am

      Thank you Kellyann! i joke with my hubby and tell him I think I am a bit past midlife, unless i live to be 100! The group is very inspiring to me! xx

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    [email protected]
    February 19, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    It’s such a great campaign! I love reading about all these fierce women! It’s empowering & uplifting!

    As I’m approaching 50, I’m excited that I finally allow myself to be me.

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 20, 2018 at 9:34 am

      Thank you Andrea! I have enjoyed participating in the campaign and love that midlife women are having their day! You and me both! xx

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    Lisa Richardson
    February 19, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    I just love the whole idea of this FIERCE 50 campaign. And on a side note, I wouldn’t have guessed you were getting ready to turn 50😉. It was a great idea to share all these ladies today. Love it! XO

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 20, 2018 at 9:13 am

      Thank you Lisa! Me too and thank you! i try 😉 I feel like I am finally at an age, where I am happier with myself and life and don’t worry about small stuff.. it is a very supportive group..xx

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    zuneraserena
    February 19, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    happy shiny beautiful ladies x
    https://zunera-serena.com/

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    Lana
    February 19, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Loved reading your post and learning more about these amazing ladies!

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    pearlsandpantsuits
    February 19, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Age is just a number! We are defying stereotypes and setting ageism on its rear, where it belongs. Thanks for sharing these stories!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 20, 2018 at 9:35 am

      Thank you for visiting! So true, I really feel age is a number and its all about loving the person you are. Glad you enjoyed the post! xx

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    HelloIm50ish
    February 19, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Jess,

    I enjoyed meeting our new fierce sisters and started to follow the new ones I hadn’t been on Instagram!
    Thank you for the great post my almost 50ish friend!

    Happy Forever Fierce Day!
    Robin

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 20, 2018 at 9:36 am

      Thank you Robin! I appreciate you popping by and getting to know these ladies. I am making my way to blogs today and am happy to be a part of this inspiring group! xx

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    passion fruit, paws and peonies
    February 19, 2018 at 11:15 am

    One more year and I’m joining in!! xx

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    Cheryl Tucker
    February 19, 2018 at 10:42 am

    This is a wonderful post Jess! Thanks so much for sharing these lovely fierce ladies with us! Happy Fierce Monday! Cheryl

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 19, 2018 at 11:38 am

      Thank you Cheryl, I hope you enjoyed the post! xx

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    Jodie
    February 19, 2018 at 10:26 am

    You are definitely fierce no matter what your age, to be dealing with these health issues and still enjoying life to the fullest, Jess!!
    Thanks for joining us and glad you’re part of the group!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    Suzy Turner
    February 19, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Great post, Jess! I’ve always thought my 50s would be such a great age and it’s a time I look forward to with gusto! But I’ve got my forties to enjoy first 😉
    Hugs
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      February 19, 2018 at 11:37 am

      Thanks Suzy!
      I am sure you will make the most out of any age.. but yes, do enjoy it! xx

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