NO NONSENSE ADVICE FOR WOMEN ON AGING

On November 13, 2016 I made my first Youtube video. It was only 2 min. 32 seconds long. From the very beginning starting with that little video, it was always my goal to help women live the best and most full life ever. All I knew was that as a woman who was then 78, I had lived enough chapters in my life with ups and downs, that I might be able to help others navigate the over 60 years.

I have always emphasized that nobody here has a perfect life – including me. We all have chapters – hills and valleys – challenges that we have had to overcome – all of us.

If you are thinking that your life is going to be one long note. The same old same old. It won’t be if you are willing to take risks and embrace change. It seems as though I’ve had a different chapter in my life each and every decade.

In my 20’s I was on Romper Room. In my 30’s I was a television anchor woman. In my 40’s I became a television producer and syndicator. In my 50’s I was an actress in theater, television, and film. In my 60’s I also became a writer and blogger. In my Late 70’s I started a YouTube channel. I’m now in my eighth decade and I’m excited about what this next few years will bring.

Don’t ever think your life is over because you’re 40, 50 and beyond. There are many great opportunities and adventures ahead for you.

NO NONSENSE ADVICE ON AGING

1. Don’t fall for the belief that you are invisible. We are what we think. I realize that is a hard stereotype to break.

2. Where you are right now does not have to be where you are going to be for the rest of your life. Please don’t forget that. It is never too late to live your dreams.

3. Keep your faith at the top of your priorities. It will help you through the hard times. Don’t be an unnecessary worrier. Give it up to your higher power.

4. Embrace aging. Don’t fight it. Do what you can to lake care of yourself. Your body, heart, mind. Enjoy where you are today and look forward to a better day tomorrow. ( I spent my early years waiting for everything and I lost so much joy of just living – to leave my hometown, to build a career, to get married, to change my life. )

5. Tell those that you love how much they mean to you. I often wish my parents are still here so I could tell them how thankful I am. All of my girlfriends that are no longer here. Always remember your actions have consequences.

6. Enjoy the journey. Live your life over 60 or as a mature woman, so that in the end you will have few or no regrets.

https://youtu.be/cQcaYWweUhQ

The best is yet to come!

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sandrashart

Welcome to my world! I have always loved to write, but I have spent most of my adult life in front of either a television or film camera. First as a Romper Room Teacher, then in television series and movies where writing took a backstage place in my life. I am now over 50 and have the freedom to get back to expressing myself through writing. I muse about my life and thoughts and just about everything under the sun. The only order to it is life itself as lived. Natural chaos! I am married and have three grown children who are interested in breeding horses, flying and creating. My youngest is the lead singer/songwriter of the Grammy nominated band, Tonic, Emerson Hart. So here I am, wanting to read about you and at the same time bringing you along with me to mine. I hope you will find me just as interesting as I do you! Hop aboard for the ride.

2 thoughts on “NO NONSENSE ADVICE FOR WOMEN ON AGING”

  1. You are such a delight, Sandra and so beautiful too! I just LOVE your outlook on life and zest to enjoy it daily. As a Christian I struggle with giving my worries up to the Lord. But I will say at 72 yrs of age, when I have done that, I KNOW he pulled me thru. Thyroid Cancer, Breast Cancer, and 6xSquamous cell skin cancer really haven’t slowed me down much👋👋👋I was accepting yet firm in my belief God would walk with me then pull me out of those treatment days. 4 years later, I’m doing great. Before Covid, my seeet hubby and I were cruising and traveling often. We “retired” to Orlando and maintain a condo in Ky…our children and grandchildren are here. We just returned to KY for Fall, Family and Football! Life is good. I’m so glad to GET to age gracefully. You are such an “Encourager“ TRademarked by Liz Curtis Higgs, Louisville bible study teacher, author, who takes her message around the world ! She’s a friend to many here in Louisville. Check out her books!
    (My daughter lives in Nashville…I’m sorry you didn’t get to go this year. We’ve flown back/forth couple times…felt very safe)😍

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    1. Thank you for your very positive comment and outlook. You are a true believer and survivor! We are also travelers. We cruise a lot. I have a daughter who lives in Lexington and I’ve been to Louisville quite often and it’s a very lovely city. Hopefully next summer we will be able to return to Nashville. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement and we must never forget that we are all in this together. Have a wonderful weekend.

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