For all you women who happen to be over 50, this is an invitation to contact us if you are interested in writing.
We invite you (all women over 50) to share your stories and experiences with our readers. We know that you care about lots of things you would like to share with us, because like us, you never tire of speaking your mind!
And, don’t forget to ask your mothers, sisters, cousins, friends, colleagues, etc. for their stories too.
We all have intriguing and important stories to tell. We’ll take your article (not more than 350 words) and we’ll edit it, post it, and promote it. You also need to send us some pictures of yourself so that we see who you are.
Some of our favorite categories are:
The friendships that sustain us, aging parents, how it feels to age, our changing sexuality, your children/grandchildren, cooking, gardening, our pets, relationships, health and wellness, spirituality, menopause, sleep (or the lack of), work, retirement (I wish), starting over, books, films, and of course, if you are inspired, you can always write about death and taxes.
If you’re interested, please email: SadhviSez@oops50.com and she’ll send you the guidelines.
We write this blog to share our stories, humor, and inspiration with women over 50.
In return, we welcome you to share what you are experiencing. We hope you’ll take the time to get to know each of us and tell us what you think, feel, and believe. We are not celebrities or the world’s leading thinkers, but we sure think about the world and have an opinion, just like you, about everything!
Annice, Jane, Sadhvi, Sydney and Elaine
In 1996, at the age of 42, I got married – for the first time. That means, I was single most of my life, despite both significant and insignificant relationships. I was living in Washington, DC, working at the World Bank and traveling to Asia, Africa, and Europe. In 2000, my husband and I decided to leave our hectic urban life full of friends, unforgettable dinner parties, and politics galore, in search of a simpler life. We headed for the mountains of Asheville, NC and I guess that makes me a Southerner by choice. I’m happy to say that, tough as it was at first, I’ve found work and friends, some of whom are part of this new blog we’ve created.
Sadhvi is finding what makes her happy now that she is over 50. She doesn’t want to look or feel anything other than NOW, but she does want to find the point of being of the world, but not of it, and stay there.
Knowing that everything is OK unless you think about it helps, along with gardening, the surprise of flowers and poppy’s opening, cooking, and painting on all things with colors.
She likes to share the things that make her laugh or feel good: recipes, music, special finds, etc.
I am, first of all, a writer and mother of four nearly-grown children with their own unique personalities. My husband, Tom, is an environmentalist and historian, and more importantly, a good and funny man. I have three sisters, and I had two great parents: a 94 year old father who just died, who loved life and a good game of Canasta, and a strong, loving, opinionated mother who was a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat–I wish she could be here to see Obama in office!
So I pondered night after night on how to introduce myself to you. I finally decided I would begin with the present and work my way back. Most people describe me as a creative, energetic, self starter, and a highly motivated visionary and entrepreneur who loves the Lord. I am also well known for my gift of hospitality, a field of work I enjoyed for over 25 years. In short, I would say I am called to love, lead, create and serve and I do this in various ways with the various roles and positions. Having turned 53 last June, I find myself now newly married for first time, a daughter with 2 siblings, business owner, corporate coach, health leader, community organizer, workshop facilitator, speaker and friend. This is what I do. And yes, I’m part of the baby boomer generation.