A blog for and about women of a certain age

Welcome to your best year.  You and I are on this journey together.  Together and collectively, we will give suggestions on living life to the fullest.  This is a blog for women who thought that when they reached this age, life was over.  This is for all of those women who thought their mothers were old at this age–well they may have been, but that’s not the case anymore.

We will discuss everything from health, beauty, faith, life, children, grandchildren, exercise, careers, retirement, starting all over again in love and/or career. We will talk about learning the word no, taking time to be who we are.  With this blog we will have fun, we will talk fashion, food,travel and all kinds of products–in other words, we’re going to talk about us.

You can always email me at: thisisyourbestyear@gmail.com.

Let’s get excited ladies, and stay tuned.  The first blog is set for this week.  Remember–THIS IS YOUR BEST YEAR!

Fort WorthNine of Fort Worth’s museums will have free admission on Saturday, September 27 from 10 AM to 5 PM.  Take a look at the link below to find out which museums are participating.  If you live in or around Fort Worth or if you are planning to visit on the 27th of September, just bring your walking shoes and enjoy the wonderful, world-class museums Fort Worth has to offer.

http://fwdayinthedistrict.org/

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.  Enjoy your free day at the museums of Fort Worth, Texas.  Go with your friends, children, grandchildren or even by yourself.  Have fun!

And So It Goes

It’s been a wild and crazy ride with the ladies of So Fit.  We’ve exercised our way around North Texas. We’ve gotten up before dawn, gone on weekend retreats, done boot camps, yoga, Pilates, walked in every walk there was and more. It’s been just about 15 years for me, and longer for some of the ladies.  We’ve lost and gained members, but we always continued.

As a group of friends we’ve been together through births, deaths, marriages, graduations, many different hair styles and colors and everything in between.  Three of us even completed the Austin Marathon.

As women of a certain age, we all know that exercise and proper nutrition are so important as we mature.  I know that we all will remember that ‘thisisyour(our)bestyear” as we find other avenues to continue on our journey to fitness at any age.

Over 50–Take A Class At TCU

The information below is taken directly from the Texas Christian University website of Extended Education (continuing education).  It is an opportunity for those 50 and over to take classes of interest at TCU for a nominal fee. Check your local colleges and universities they may offer such a program.

mature 9TCU Extended Education launches learning opportunities for the over-50 crowd September 10, 2014 A new initiative on the TCU campus may soon bring a whole new population of students to the classrooms. Starting in Spring 2015, TCU Silver Frogs Lifelong Learning Institute will be available to anyone 50

The membership organization offers 4-week non-credit daytime classes, one-time lectures, luncheon lectures with TCU faculty, discussion groups, access to Mary Couts Burnett Library and discounts to the TCU Barnes & Noble Bookstore and University Recreation Center and special events.

A kick-off event for TCU Silver Frogs Lifelong Learning Institute is set for 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center, 2820 Stadium Drive. The course and lecture instructors will be available, advisory board will be introduced and attendees may sign up for membership at that time. mature 3

A one-time semester fee of $130 for individuals or $117 per person for couples covers up to three classes (based on availability), special events, and three luncheon lectures, as well as the other benefits, although some courses and events may involve an additional fee. For more information, phone 817-257-7132 or http://www.lifelong.tcu.edu.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.  Be a lifelong learner.

 

Conversations With Laura Bush

Former First Lady Laura Bush continued her White House Initiative in Fort Worth, Texas by speaking at the TarrantNET banquet benefiting Read 2 Win! This program is a faith based program that offers reading tutoring to elementary students. Churches are partnered with elementary schools to assist in bringing students up to grade level in reading.

I had a wonderful time sitting at the media table with Jill Darden, editor and CEO of the Fort Worth Black News, Anna Tinsley, reporter for the Star-Telegram and Britine Burton, professor at Dallas County Community College District and of course former First Lady Laura Bush who is now a very happy grandmother who enjoys reading.

To find out more about this organization go to www tarrantnet.org/read2win.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Condi RiceThere is talk about former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice becoming the next NFL Commissioner. What are your thoughts? She is a smart woman of a certain age.

Take a look at the article below and share your thoughts with us. Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/condoleezza-rice-billed-remedy-ails-nfl/story?id=25410775

 

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Old and new–young and old were in attendance as the Honorable Kathleen Hicks presided over the Wild Women Luncheon. So many wonderful Tarrant County women were in attendance. The Honorable Senfronia Thompson of Houston was the featured speaker. She was all that and more than a bag of chips. Ms. Deborah Peoples is the president […]

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/lifestyle/passages/milestones/article/Former-high-school-dropout-goes-for-Ph-D-5722062.php

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I found this inspiring article in the Houston Chronicle. Ms. Doris Morgan  Bloom was a high school dropout at 16 with a husband and a baby on the way. With a needed push from a night school instructor she began a journey that will lead her to a doctorate.  Doris is a woman of a certain age that proves “thisisyour(her) bestyear”.               

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