Not only is it a new year it’s a new day to appreciate yourself as a woman in your 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and beyond. I am just loving where I am right now in my life and my growth as a woman. I keep myself open to learning every minute of the day. Of course my biggest teachers are my children, they teach me patience and how to laugh at myself. They calm me down, and show me life doesn’t have to always make sense as long as we are happy. Children are very good with holding a mirror up to make you look at yourself. As my children are growing so am I.
I am truly learning that I don’t have to be perfect, look perfect or have the perfect life. The only thing I have to do is my best and work everyday to become even more the woman I want.
I know for sure I don’t want to become someone different but a better version of who I am. I am celebrating myself all month long, it’s my birthday month, a new year, and a new day to appreciate all I’ve overcome and accomplished.
It’s ironic I was able to start my birthday month with the debut of the new Ageless Style Series created my Madeline Jones @plusjones. Check it out here https://www.plus-model-mag.com/2018/01/ageless-style-interview-with-lisa-scott-the-shopping-slayer/
Madeline created a series that celebrates woman over 40 who are confidant, fashionable and like themselves. When I first heard about the concept, I knew I had to be apart of the kickoff of this series. It spoke to who I am and what I express everyday of my life.
Madeline and I both are busy, active woman my youngest son and her daughter are 6 months apart in age, we have no choice but to be active, young children demand you! I can assure you I’m 10 times busier than when I was 25. In my 20’s all I did was work, work, work. Today there is not enough hours in a day for the life I live. I go to class, exercise on occasion😜 fit model, blog, write content, do videos, attend events, go to the movies, bowling, brunch and a 1/3 of my life is going to my oldest son’s basketball games and taking the two younger ones to practice. Attending parties and class trips. These are things I was not doing in my 20’s. If these are what they call the Golden Years, bring it, I’m loving it. Of course living in Dallas Texas where the weather is 70% sensational has helped me become more active and definitely contributed to my positive mindset.
I’m so proud to be in the Ageless Style feature, it represents who I am and how I feel. Social media doesn’t feature or show much love to women over 40, we are basically told to go sit down and not be seen. Especially plus size woman! Plus size woman over 40 are treated as irrelevant and that we should disappear and fade into oblivion. I find this laughable, I don’t think my 8 yr. old son would understand me going into immobile old lady mode. We have to stop letting other people define who we are and where we should be at any point in our lives. Yes there are woman who are in their 40’s and grandmothers but that does not mean they are wearing a mumu and bonnet. We have to throw these old fashioned stereotypes away. 40 years ago your grandmother was in the kitchen cooking with a house dress on but this is 2018 and grandmothers are sexy, vibrant, active and current. It’s as if after 40 you start breathing different air than the young. Or you no longer have to work, and take care of yourself. I never read any law that says you can’t be the bomb.com after 40, or feel sexy and sassy.
Aging is not a trend, agelessstyle is not a trend. Aging is a natural progression of life, how you age depends on you!
As long as I’m breathing God willing, I will be caring about my health, (Yes, even as a plus woman) dressed well, loving who I am and actively involved in life. God is the only one who can put me in a box and define who I am. Right now he told me I am free, bold, big, sometimes loud and not to hide it. I have been blessed with this life and I am going to enjoy it everyday and love myself, treat myself, be gentle with myself and gracefully enjoy the blessing of aging with every breath I take. So many people wish they were here living and aging and I have been granted time to live, what a blessing. It’s a New Day!