Ablog for and about women of a certain age—that’s “thisisyourbestyear”. For media inquiries, appearances, event coverage, product reviews, speaking engagements and other opportunities, please email us at:


By day I am an educator at an institution of higher education where it is very noticeable that women of a certain age are as different as wildflowers in a field

Maricia Johns

In 2015, our readership eclipsed anything that we could imagine. We are now read in over 182 countries, and still growing. We have expanded our readership by adding our Facebook Page–thisisyourbestyear, Instagram–thisisyourbestyear and Twitter account–thisisyourbestyear@mariciajohns.

“thisisyourbestyear” accepts invitations/tickets to events, lunches, symposiums, competitions, seminars and other things that pertain to women of a certain age. We will either write posts about them and/or put them on our other forms of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).  All blog post automatically go to all of our social media accounts. You may also send us press releases that can be used before the event.


Launch a Successful Second Act | Perpetual mOetion with Dr. mOe Anderson

Curate Your Life | The Ever Evolving Podcast

Never Too Late | Inspired to Greatness

The Journey | Voyage Dallas Podcast

We have covered events such as:

  • Super Bowl 51
  • Top Chef Fort Worth (Fort Worth, Texas Magazine)
  • MegaFest
  • The Taste Project
  • The Byron Nelson Golf Tournament
  • It’s In the Bag Luncheon (Ladder Alliance)
  • Total KO Boxing Club
  • Esse Purse Museum (Reflections exhibit)
  • Puttin’ On the Pink (Kupferie Health Board of the Texas Health Resources Foundation)
  • Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival
  • National Women’s History Month
  • Go Red for Women (Tarrant County Heart Association)
  • Whole Foods (tours by “thisisyourbestyear”)
  • Black History in Tarrant County
  • Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
  • For Women for Life (health fair)
  • Cancer Screenings (prostate, breast)
  • Creating Strategic Alliance Women’s Business Conference
  • Irving Women’s Network
  • Judge at the State Fair of Texas (one pot meals)
  • Amon Carter Museum of American Art
  • Riedel Wine Glass Seminar
  • Try the Wwrld
  • The Colonial Golf Tournament
  • Tarrant County Veteran’s  Entrepreneurship Boot Camp
  • Fort Worth Plaid for Women
  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science
  • Texas Conference for Women
  • Texas Best Sommelier
  • Taste of the NFL (Super Bowl)
  • Christian Women’s Job Corp
  • Ten Thousand Waves Japanese Spa
  • Sip and Shop
  • Kehinde Wiley opening at The Modern Museum of Art Fort Worth
  • New Friends, New Life featuring Kevin Costner
  • Tarrant County American Heart/Stroke Association
  • Self Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum–Amon Carter Museum of American History
  • Dallas Black Dance Theater
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine (Top Chef)
  • Dallas Fashion X
  • NAACP National Convention
  • Austin Fashion X
  • SMU TED Talks
  • Easter Seals of North Texas
  • The Academy of Country Music
  • Bob Schieffer Symposium TCU
  • Women With Gifts—Domestic Violence
  • Mega Fest
  • The Potter’s House Dallas
  • Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend
  • TarrantNet– Read 2 Win
  • The Guild of Sommeliers
  • The Court of Master Sommeliers—Americas
  • The Wine and Spirit Education Trust and the Society of Wine Educators
  • Habitat For Humanity

Some of the topics discussed:

  • Obesity
  • Art
  • Friendship
  • Girlfriend Weekend
  • Retirement
  • Reinvention
  • Correct Bra Fitting
  • Investing
  • Prostate Cancer (Take your man to the doctor)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Grandchildren
  • Zip lining
  • Fitness
  • Travel
  • Strokes
  • Heart Attack
  • Cosmetics
  • Gray Hair
  • Free Events
  • Final Arrangements
  • Wills
  • Life
  • Wine Tasting

Some of the people covered:

  • Vice President of the United States Joe Biden

  • Former President of  the United States Jimmy Carter

  • Former First Lady of the United States Rosalynn Carter

  • Former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush

  • Former Speaker of the House Jim Wright

  • Journalist Gayle King
  • Television Journalist Robin Roberts
  • Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond

  • Film Critic David Edelstein

  • Former Pro Football Hall of Famers Tim Brown, Jack Youngblood, Floyd Little and others

  • Miss America 2011 Teresa Scalan

  • Artist, Kehinde Wiley

  • Journalist Bob Schieffer

  • Network owner, Oprah Winfrey

  • Journalist Charlie Rose

  • Journalist Nora O’Donald

  • Chef Tre Wilcox

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Presented at:

  • East Texas Black Retired Educators
  • AWOW Girl’s International Girls Leadership Initiative
  • Phi Delta Kappa Sorority
  • Jarvis Christian College
  • Carter Metropolitan CME Church

Standard Practice

When we cover events, our standard practice is to send a reporter and a photographer to cover the event. If the event is very large and has many components, we sometimes send as many as two reporters and two photographers. Why so many different events? Just as there are flowers in a field, no two are exactly alike. There are small differences that make each one unique. That’s the case with women of a certain age. How do we know if we like something if we’ve never tried it? That’s where “thisisyourbestyear” comes in—we keep women of a certain age informed about what, when and how. Our contact information is: Remember “thisisyourbestyear”!