Meaningful Mondays: Women of Midlife Be Courageous & Shine

Midlife Women Be Courageous

Meaningful Mondays: Be Courageous

So often I hear women of midlife expressing the fear that they will become ‘invisible’ as they get older.  This does not have to be the case.  Sure our lives do change as we become ’empty nesters’, retirement happens and we have more time to ourselves.

But these changes can be a good thing.  It is now ‘your time’.

Women, especially women Over 50, need to draw on their reserves of courage and go for it.  If you shrink away and say you have nothing to offer then you will become invisible.

Now is the time for you to concentrate on you and be more aware of what you want in life, as a person – not as someone’s wife/partner, mother, child.  YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL

We all have something to offer, so get out there and let your voice be heard!  You are valuable so respect your abilities and shine.

Here is the quote for this week Meaningful Mondays: Be Courageous

I love this quote from Brene Browne,

 

Midlife Women Be Courageous

It is now your time. What can you do this week to Be Courageous?

To help you get started I would love you to read my post Take a Midlife Self-Discovery Tour and Challenge Yourself

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35 thoughts on “Meaningful Mondays: Women of Midlife Be Courageous & Shine

    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Thanks Debbie. Yes it is so easy to say we are too old or feel invisible now that we have retired. However, there is still plenty of life left for living so we need to make the most of it. Have a great day! xx

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Yes I know Shirley or in my case I feel self conscious or that what I do have to say is not important. Fortunately, I’m changing that view of myself and enjoying my life more. Have a great week.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Good for you Bren! I’m so pleased you enjoyed the post and hope that others might be encouraged to be who they really are rather than trying to please everyone. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day x

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  1. Kathy Marris

    Thanks for this motivational message Sue. We really do need to tell ourselves we are still valuable and worthy of recognition. We may be dented on the outside but for most of us our motors are still in good condition!! 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      We certainly are Kathy and look at you go in the hot air balloon! I think we can all encourage each other to come out of our shell and be the person we know we truly are. Have a lovely Easter break and not long until your Italian holiday 🙂

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  2. [email protected]

    Totally agree Sue. It’s a great message! We do not need to become invisible. I choose not to by having my blog and a voice. I am enjoying rediscovering myself as an individual. You do tend to lose yourself somewhat during the years of juggling being a wife, mother, housekeeper etc and working! Loving having more time for me now! 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      It is a wonderful time of life isn’t it Min? I started the blog as I felt lost when I retired but now my life is full. I run, I have a blog, I mind my grandson one day per week, I spend time with my husband. Life is good. Happy Easter and enjoy the break.

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  3. Leanne | crestingthehill

    I wrote about not being invisible during the week Sue – I think women over 50 have become so much more visible lately – we just need to remember to smile, shine and be proud of ourselves and get out there and do our thing!

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      I know Leanne it was spooky as I had this post scheduled for a few weeks. I think it is such an important subject though so great that we are both spreading the message. Have a lovely Easter with your family. xx

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  4. Kathleen

    Today I was standing beside a man. Two other men walked in – saggy old gray men. They spoke to the man beside me, who nodded. I spoke, god help me. Do you know that look? That “why is she talking?” look that women over a certain age get?
    I am a little jealous that young women today will not ever have to deal with the men of my generation.
    My revenge is that they still have to deal with me, because I have been fighting too long to give up now.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Oh Kathleen I know what you mean so infuriating. The good thing is that you do speak up and remember revenge can be sweet!!! Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      So right Lyndall it is up to us isn’t it? Thank you for your encouraging words about the post and I hope you have a fabulous week. Here’s to living on our own terms. xx

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  5. SuziesView

    So happy to find this post at Bloggers pit stop today because I am 42 and almost an empty nester with an almost 18 yr old and a 22 yr old who aren’t around much at all. My whole Identity since I was 20 was a mom. I woke up a year ago saying to myself who else am I since they don’t need me in the same ways anymore or as much? So I am been on a journey of who am I outside of motherhood and it has been great for me so far. I so agree with this post so much and it encourages me to keep going on with life and I am not invisable.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Oh you have made my day with your comments Suzie and I think you might realise you aren’t alone in the feelings you have. Once the children have grown what is there for us? It is time to live our lives the way we want to and I am so happy you feel encouraged by what I have written. Have a beautiful day and thank you for stopping by xx

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