Monday, December 12, 2016

Welcome to: Old Bold and Beautiful.Life

OLD is a perfectly good word.  
At a certain point we are old, but can still be beautiful.
It has far less to do with Botox and plastic surgery, 
than with personality, style and courage...*

     So when do we claim OLD.  When does young, turn to middle-age and middle-age to old.  The formula I have used is that we are young when chances are we have more years ahead of us than behind.  We are middle-aged when we have about the same years behind as ahead.  And OLD is when we have fewer years ahead than behind.
     In my own head, I've claimed the title OLD since I crossed the half-century mark. Just as Kubler-Ross brought the word 'death' out of the closet; it is time we bring the word OLD out of the closet.  As a woman who has now crossed the threshold into her 7th decade, I am amazed to find myself enjoying life more than ever having reached a new plateau of feeling vibrant, passionate and peaceful with who I am -- all of who I am -- the good, bad and ugly.
     There is a saying: “We teach what we need to learn.” What I find most difficult about my own aging process is the incongruence of how I experience myself with how the world sees me. Thus the birth of OldBoldandBeautiful.Life as a vehicle to travel along on this aging journey into greater awareness and congruency. I do hope you will travel along.
    Till next time....Blair


*I do not recall where I saw this quote, but if anyone does, please let me know so I can properly credit it.

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