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60 Is The New 30–Sure It Is

Remember when 40 was the new 30? Then there was 50 was the new 40, then the new 30? So I guess 20 would be the new 10? It seems as if society is always trying to tell us how we should look, feel, what we should wear and so much more.

Then there is the question of what age exactly is considered to be middle age. I’m not sure that I know the answer. Somewhere in my mind as a teenager I would tell you it was anything over 40, but now I’m not sure. Life expectancy has changed, the age of retirement has also changed. Women are delaying having children until they are older, so I’m not quite sure.

We all know some people where 40 is the new 50, 50 is the new 60 and so on. It just depends on the person, and how they decide they want to feel, how they take care of themselves and so much more. Sometimes the line between middle age and old age is beyond gray.

Some people say it is the gray in your hair that ages you, but then a few months back gray was the “it” color for teenagers. Then there are those including myself that say for most people over the age of 50 jet black hair is a no-no unless it is God-given and not out of a bottle. The good-looking commissioner on Blue Bloods finally got the memo.

There are some people who defy the word, age, they have looked the same (naturally) it seems forever. Most of us look in the mirror and see things that are not the same as they were years ago. We have to work harder to keep weight off, keep muscle tone, our makeup routine and application has changed or it should have, and more. We may weigh the same, but clothing sizes have changed. *Side note, my mom told me a story about a luxury store in my hometown that took the size labels out of clothing, and when the ladies came in and purchased the clothing, they would ask them what size they wore, and that’s the label they would sew into the clothes. Who says money can’t buy happiness–a size 6 would make almost any woman happy.

Here at “thisisyourbestyear”, we know there is no roadmap to maturing, it’s an individual decision. As I tell people if you want to be a rocking grandmother or not, it’s your decision. You want to become that redhead for life, it’s your decision and yours alone. Deciding what’s for you is as easy as the one crazy question we as women have always asked “is this too tight”? We already know the answer.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”. If you have to ask, you know the answer. Do you, you’ve earned it.

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