Age is Only a Number!
This time of year has me reminiscing about the past. I think it’s because of the holidays approaching…family gathering…children’s birthdays…all those things that show the passing of time. As a woman of a certain age, I’m no longer in the hot demographics for clothes, television shows, or even *gasp* sex. The commercials I see on television which are targeted toward my age are the retirement and health insurance ads. They want to make sure I’m able to enjoy my health after retirement or to protect my family in the case of a loss. At least men of my age get the sexy wife commercials for those moments when the time is right.
At sixteen or even twenty, I thought of anyone over 40 as old. Now I’m in that second-rate group, however, I’m not old. I’m just getting started. J I don’t look or act my age. I guess I never have. This year, I ran my first 5K marathon including obstacle course. I had boudoir photos taken which show me as beautiful and sexy. Life is just starting for me. I’m self-publishing my own books and working with a wonderful publisher to share my love of writing. All of these things began after I turned 40. It seems to me that 40 is the new 20 and I’m loving life.
I always tell my students that I’m not done doing what I love yet. Who knows…in my career, I’ve been a salesperson, teacher, mother, author, and nurses’ aide. Maybe I will become the racecar driver I’ve always dreamed of. Age is just a number, not a definition of who you are. Neither are those commercials for AARP. What do you think about age? Is it just a number?
For writers dreaming of becoming published…the same advice is for you! Don’t give up! Never let go of your dreams, no matter your age. Continue to learn and grow as you reach for the stars.
My books Second Time's the Charm and Three's a Crowd feature a divorced woman who feels her age and comes to grip with finding love again in the most unlikely way.
Coming Soon in a new and updated edition… Second Time’s a Charm
A middle aged divorcee with two children must find her way back to love after a devastating divorce leaves her with no self confidence in herself or even in love. Lissa's ex-husband has shredded her self esteem, so she has thrown herself into her children and job. An emergency life threatening illness of her best friend's son puts her on the path to romance. Lissa finds her new love in an unexpected way...introduced by his ex-wife.
Who knew that first time loves could lead to second chances?
Stay tuned on my website for the cover reveal and release of this fan favorite story!