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How to reinvent your life at 50

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Her wake-up call came when she saw a picture of herself at 50 and did not recognise that woman. I teach high school journalism for 15 years …am a professional blogger…a freelance writer two monthly publications …a mom of three adults…a wife…and grandmother to two handsome boys! I am now 61 years old! I do consider myself to be in the over 50 group of wonderful Baby Boomers who are living longer than most generations before.

I married at age 31 and began to have children later in life.

As I gained weight and became overwhelmed with parenting, I moved my personal care to the bottom of the priority list. I had family members who began to speak very ugly to me about my appearance and this only made it more difficult to stay positive. So, I just gave up taking care of Pam. I looked at that woman and did not know her. Where had I gone? So, I began a personal makeover from the inside to the outside and took my life back.

I put depression and negative feelings in my past and decided to wear a smile and confidence every day. That was right at five years ago…I started a blog over50feeling40 and been amazed at all that has happened since then. Because of the story I just told you, I realized how many women How to reinvent your life at 50 like I was at that time…shut down and defeated. We all tend to put ourselves at the bottom of the priority list at certain times of our lives. I could do more for others if I took care of myself and I was more joyful.

So, I MATTER day on my blog now Thursdays specifically celebrates this message in an effort to encourage those who need to get out of the doldrums and live again. It is not a selfish message at all, but an important one encouraging all of us to take care of ourselves in healthy ways. Looking and feeling our best How to reinvent your life at 50 does release us to do more.

So much has changed since I began to care for me. Once I started to dress better with the current body I had, I was also able to finally lose weight.

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I could see the potential then and the desire increased to look and feel better. I had courage to start later in life and not give up. I started weight training right before I turned 60 and have kept it going. I started the Jenny Craig diet last summer and have presently lost 25 pounds.

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I became more confident that I could reinvent my career life at this age…and I have. I smile more…laugh more…and enjoy each day to its fullest.

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It is funny, but during depressed times we actually focus more on ourselves. Breaking out, has been so freeing. I enjoy others so much more now. It has made a huge difference in my life and my health. I am not afraid of my osteoporosis because I care for myself.

I am not How to reinvent your life at 50 of what turning sixty means to so many…I am not old…I am enjoying life more right now than I ever have! What are you communicating with the clothes you put on every day? I want to communicate that I am strong, confident, in-charge, joyful and creative. I try to take the time to ask myself in the mirror every day…am I communicating these five words. Living in South Texas means that I am in a warm climate most of the year.

I love winter clothes but do not wear them often so my investment in them is going to be small.

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I try to look for separates, more than dresses, which will work for multi-seasons. Also, San Antonio is a multi-cultural city with a strong Hispanic majority, so there is color everywhere.

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I do believe it has fueled my love of color. I am not sure if I do…it is important to me that I know Pam-Style.

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Right now, at this moment I am more confident about my style than any other time of my life. It takes time to develop your style, but it is worth it to stick with the journey.

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I have been known in the past as the Scarf lady at my school, but I have gravitated to other accessories now and I How to reinvent your life at 50 accessorize. I read many blogs and magazines and I receive inspiration from others and keep an inspiration file.

I love neutrals as a base and will build around many neutral outfits. I always want to look like I am a CEO when I dress for work…yes, even working in a high school…you just never know what will happen or who you will run into.

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When I go to Fashion Events, I like to test the waters with more creativity. I never want to look like what many think sixty year olds look like…I do not want to be frumpy…or CUTE. I want to be fabulous every day. I try my best to look great when I run errands during non-work How to reinvent your life at 50, you just never know who you will meet.

I think we all have to take our best colors and our body type into account for the most flattering looks. I look my best in saturated, deep jewel tone colors…so I wear those the most. I am a curvy gal and so there are styles which will flatter my body the best and are slimming. I love an elongated look as well, and I use those tips. I really rarely wear heels any longer aging feet so I need other ways to elongate my style.

I never think about my age when trying on clothes. I think about my adjectives and what I am communicating. I am careful with prints, lace, and especially florals, because they especially will make me feel older with some designs. It is up to How to reinvent your life at 50 individual woman what they deem appropriate.

I do not wear mini-skirts because they are not good for my body type. I know some over 50 women who wear them well.

Women over 40 should not shop in junior departments because of fit and quality…not because they are for kids. What do you want to say with your clothes? Who do you want to attract? What do you want to accomplish? Those are the questions…not how old should I be to wear this or stop wearing this? Well, I loved fashion in my 20s and early 30s…then I went through my years of struggle with who I was …now, I am back.

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I love fashion…its creativity and fun. Fashion and style are transformative and empowering for women…that is what is important at my time of life.

I want to experience the joy each and every moment. I really am having the most fun now…because this stage of life comes with lessons learned, freedom, and really less stress.

I show respect for myself with how I look. When I see a healthy, well styled woman in the mirror, I have the confidence to go out and tackle anything. I am not trying to look younger…I want to look good every day and exude joy.


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