YOU ARE CAPABLE OF DOING SO MUCH MORE

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old wearing a bright cobalt blue paisley tie-front top and blue pants with tan sandals with spikes from Steve Madden I was thrilled to see so many positive responses and comments on yesterday’s post. If you did not see that post, then you need to check it out (HERE) because the comments were terrific! I thought that it was great seeing how all of you had to concentrate on what you LIKED about your body, instead of the normal grumble of things that we wish we could change. There are a lot of things that I think I would want to change, but overall, I am satisfied with what I have.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old wearing a bright cobalt blue paisley tie-front top and blue pants with tan sandals from Steve Madden However, my sweet granddaughter didn’t do me any favors over the weekend when it comes to my body. It was bedtime, so she and I had gotten in bed, and we were going to watch a movie on my computer. I was loving on her, and she went to hug me when all at once she said, “NeeNee, why do your arms feel so funny?” Then she proceeded to poke me in my upper arms while giving me a strange look. “NeeNee, your arms feel like jello!” Well, alright, then! That is a way to win friends and influence enemies.

Yes, my arms jiggle, wave, and flap in the wind. My arms also are full of love, hugs, and made for lifting others up. Could I do more to make then toned, defined, and firm? Oh, HECK, yes! But, I am not going to stress because they are like jello…I happen to like jello. Lol!
Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old wearing a bright cobalt blue paisley tie-front top and blue pants Okay, how many of you are looking at my arms? Hahaha! Even though I have jello arms (thanks Emersyn), I am still going to wear sleeveless tops. Don’t let your “less than firm” arms keep you from enjoying a fashion that you like. Wouldn’t you know that I ordered in lots of sleeveless tops when it decided to have a cold spell? Y’all, it is 47 degrees here as I am taking these photos. Lol! See, blogging is not all glamourous! This paisley print tie-front top is so pretty and striking. I love the crisp, bright colors, and the tie is flattering for most people. It draws your attention to the center of your body, and that helps to create a thinner look.

The thicker straps of this top are nice since they are wide enough for you to wear a regular bra. And, the deep v-neckline helps to give you a longer looking neck which is flattering. I am wearing a size 1 (8-10) in this top, and I think it fits me great, especially since it is flowy through the mid-section. HERE is the link to the top.
Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old wearing a bright cobalt blue paisley tie-front top and blue pants with silver jewelry I added a new necklace to the look, not because it did anything for the outfit, but because it was a present for my birthday. I went to the mailbox before I started taking my photos, and I got a package in the mail. So, I opened it up, thinking that it was something that Joe had ordered. It was a Benjamin Franklin half-dollar from the year 1960. The package was from ETSY, and I was so confused. I kept thinking, “how did they know that I was turning 60?” Then, I turned the card over, and I saw that it was a present from my sister. Lol! Here is the funny thing, I have a “thing” for half-dollar coins. My dad gave me one when I was about twelve years old, and I still have it. I need to have it put in a coin holder necklace, but for now, it is in the safe deposit box for safekeeping.

The jewelry that I am wearing is the Easton geometric earrings and the Rue cuff bracelet. I didn’t think that I needed a lot of jewelry, but I wanted something to give the outfit a little pizzazz.
Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old wearing tan sandals with spikes from Steve Madden Speaking of pizzazz…these sandals have plenty of pizzazz! They are the season’s hottest sandal, and you can see why. They are cute and also edgy. The spikes aren’t for everybody, but they make a statement for those willing to take a walk on the wild side. Lol! I ordered these shoes back in February or March, but there was a long waitlist for them, so I just got them a couple of weeks ago. I think that they are in stock right now, but don’t delay if you like this look. HERE is the link, and I am wearing my usual size 9.
Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old wearing a bright cobalt blue paisley top and blue pants with tan sandals with spikes from Steve Madden Cobalt blue is a color that I love and wear often. I had a pair of pants that I used to wear all of the time, but they were getting faded. So, when I came across this pair, I decided it was time to buy a new pair. These are the So Slimming Brigitte Side-Vent pair by Chico’s, and I am wearing a size 1 (8-10), but they are too big for me. I am still learning the size chart with Chico’s, but it doesn’t feel right for me to order a size 6 since I am actually a size 10. But, hey, who I am to argue with their method of sizing. This pant comes in 8 different colors, and all of them are on sale…except for…cobalt blue. LOL! What were the odds of that happening? HERE is the link to these pants, but remember to size down!

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old wearing a cobalt blue paisley tie-front top and blue pants with tan sandals with spikes from Steve Madden Paisley Print Top  //  Benjamin Franklin Necklace  //  Easton Earrings  //  Rue Cuff Bracelet  //
Steve Madden Sandals  //  Cobalt Blue Pants

Okay, it is time to let the BIRTHDAY week begin!!! Honestly, I am not one that celebrates birthdays, mostly because I feel like they are just another day. But, I had decided to celebrate, but with a twist. I am not the one who is going to get the presents….you are!!!

YESTERDAYS WINNER of the Lilly Pulitzer sunglasses (HERE) was Kathryn. I’ll email you soon for your address.

This week I will be having a giveaway each day through Saturday. So, make sure that you sign up for my email subscription, and leave a comment about the topic of the day. Today’s topic is not letting age limit you! A lot of us use age as an excuse for not doing or not trying something new, but you are capable of doing so much more than you think. “I can’t learn, I’m too old, I am not young enough” are all EXCUSES! Let’s call it like it is! I started the blog at 55 years old, not knowing anything about blogging. Some people might say that I still don’t know anything about blogging, but that is alright. Lol!

So, to enter, subscribe to my email, and leave a comment telling me something that you have done that you thought you couldn’t.  PLUS, if you hop on my Tuesday night ZOOM call at 8:00 ET, then you will get a surprise gift from me. (Message or comment for the ZOOM number) The prize for today is the pair of Easton earrings from Kendra Scott that I am wearing today, and the winner will be announced tomorrow.

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Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn,  if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

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  1. falkchris wrote:

    Today is my birthday and I am turning 55. I have always wanted to fluently speak Spanish. I took French in high school and remember a little of it like very conjugation which transfer well to Spanish. I even took beginner Spanish about 8 yesterday ago but didn’t practice so a lot of it didn’t stick. So during the quarantine I’ve been learning on Duolingo and am on my 68th consecutive day of 20-30 mins of daily practice. My daughter is fluent in Spanish and she said she will help me with my conversation skills as the skills get more difficult. Eventually I plan to take courses in a traditional setting. I figured I’m never to old to learn something new. ?

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    • Joyce Poland wrote:

      One of my favorite comments from my granddaughter as she poked the soft skin under my chin…”Grandma this feels like pudding” lol I am 67 and the one thing I do three times a week is a HIIT exercise class (on line at this time) Sure most of the class is half my age but thats okay. I do the best I can and feel great after. Have a great birthday week!

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      • Dawn Spanie wrote:

        BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF, no matter what age that is. Sounds cliche, but think about it and make the why not make effort. You have everything to gain. I lost my job right before the pandemic hit (the bosses new live-in girlfriend wanted my job). So after 25 years in the same niche administration field, I am going to do consulting and start my own business. My talents and experiences can now help many to succeed.

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    • Ken wrote:

      Happy Birthday week!
      With you inspiration, I am working on adding color to my wardrobe! Next step is to attempt a sleeveless top! Let’s just say I’ve got lots of jello! LOL

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  2. falkchris wrote:

    Í neglected to say Happy Birthday! You look amazing at 60!!

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  3. MaryAnn wrote:

    I am afraid to speak in front of a group of people but was asked to speak about a group I was involved in at my church. Without thinking I said I would do it. When the time came I thought there was no way I’d ever get through it. I honestly wanted to back out but felt too ashamed so I sucked it up and did it! Everything went fine! I actually thought I did a pretty good job. It’s nothing I want to do again anytime soon but if I would need to I think I could handle it. Hope you have a wonderful birthday. Spend the whole month celebrating. You deserve it!

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    • Mireille wrote:

      I started blogging last year and I remember worrying whether anyone would read it. But I am so glad I did! It’s been lots of fun and have met some sweet ladies through the internet!
      http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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      • kristin greene wrote:

        My younger sister took up triathlons. After cheering her on for the sidelines I decided to compete in one myself. I wasn’t sure I would be able to finish, but I did. And what a rush of accomplishment I felt. I wasn’t the fastest, nor the most graceful but I DID it! The mental and physical stamina I used to do that I use for all kinds of things now!

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  4. Amy wrote:

    I love your blue outfit. You look so pretty and you have great arms! Happy Birthday!

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    • Brenda Young wrote:

      I was able to follow instructions and connect to a zoom call with my sisters. ( I would normally get help from my husband or daughter) I appreciate your blog and how you never give up. Thank you for helping us. Happy Birthday! You look so young!

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      • Angelia Wampner wrote:

        Happy Birthday! Age for me is just a number I dont pay attention too. If I like a fashion style I wear it. I have learned to accept myself as is and dont let Age appropriate keep me from experimenting with styles. One thing I did which I am so glad I did was zipline from a 170 foot tower. It was so exciting to know I faced my fears and can do anything with determination! Hope you have a fanastic birthday week.

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    • Leslie Mulkey wrote:

      I love your birthday giveaways! What an awesome way to celebrate your birthday by giving to others. At 57, I began a very hard dyslexia training (equivalent to a masters degree) but I already had a masters. At the end I will be a Certified Academic Language Therapist and. licensed Dyslexia Therapist when I pass the licensing exam. If I knew how hard it would be over the two years, I would’ve not started it. It has been stressful and grueling. It has been worth it to see struggling readers go from having no confidence to reading with pride. I have been with the same students for two years. You come to know them and see them blossom. I was by far the older wiser lady in the group. It’s become a calling. I can see the difference my efforts are making. My class did not get to graduate on May 1st as planned. We will eventually. That is how I have tackled something later in life and age did not stop me.

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  5. Janet Batchelor wrote:

    Happy birthday week!!! This isn’t the usual type of accomplishment but I am doing good, enjoying life since my sister/best friend passed. I know this is only through the Lord though and not in my own strength!:)

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  6. Linda Ziccardi wrote:

    I also love cobalt blue. Looks great on you! Here is how I refuse to let age defy me: I started a new job last month, at 61! I also started a new business last year. So who cares how old we are? As long as we look good doing it. Thanks for the inspirations.

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    • Connie wrote:

      Happy Birthday week to you! You look amazing! I can’t think of anything recent that I have done that I thought I couldn’t, but after reading today’s post, I am going to start wearing sleeveless tops. I will not wear them because I always felt my upper arms are not toned enough for sleeveless tops and I love them! So, you are right…that shouldn’t keep me from wearing something I love! Love reading your post. Have a great birthday week! Got to go shopping now for sleeveless tops ?

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  7. Great topic! And I think you have given me the courage to go sleeveless!
    Age IS only a number… just like weight is just a number. It doesn’t define us.
    I went to medical school at age 35 with 2 young children and a husband who was rarely home. At first it was so hard to memorize everything, I thought I’d made a terrible mistake. But with practice, my brain adapted and I regained my ability to learn and memorize! I was able to work part time after training, and be with my boys after school. Since then, I’m not afraid to learn and try new things, knowing with exercise and practice our brains (and bodies) can do SO much. It may not feel that way at the start of something new, but it’s true!

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  8. Lisa Kind wrote:

    I remember my grandparents when they were my age. They were old! I think 55 now is what 35 was back then. I exercise, eat right, work, travel, have hobbies, and love on my husband and family! We just opened a new practice for my husband ( he’s a chiropractor), and it’s off to a great start!

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  9. Jennifer Gagnon wrote:

    Just wanted to wish you a Happy Happy Birthday! ????

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  10. Terry wrote:

    I don’t normally leave a comment, sorry! But I read your blog every morning and love how you share your life outside of just the outfits you showcase. You work really hard and I so appreciate you! I love that necklace, I’m turning 60 in July and can’t figure out where the time went! Anyway, my accomplishment: 3 years ago I woke up to the most painful sensation of feeling like I was stabbed in my back. This started a long journey of having to quit my job, I could barely function and no doctor knew what was wrong. Finally, I decided we had tried everything, I gave it to God. I can’t remember how quickly things changed but I am back to work full time and feel like I have my life back. I’ve learned to embrace the journey no matter how bumpy it might be.

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    • Cara wrote:

      The outfit looks great on you. I love cobalt blue. I went back to school in my mid-thirties and got my associate’s degree in business administration, which then lead to several promotions.

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  11. debbie8947 wrote:

    We went to Jamaica and I climbed a waterfall. Everyone was quite impressed that I actually made it to the top! Ha! I really like Chico’s and this top is gorgeous.

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    • Gayle wrote:

      It wasn’t lately, but I didn’t think I could get my driver’s license in my early 20’s, but I sucked it up and got them!! As for flabby arms, I call mine “angel wings”! My granddaughter gets a kick out of that!!

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  12. Connie R. wrote:

    I enter the workforce late in life after children were grown. I was able to advance in my job learning new things daily and have been there ever since in management. People listen to my advice. Never would I thought this possible but with Gods help and faith I did my job well. Love love the cobalt color. Bought those same color pants. You look great!

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  13. Denise wrote:

    You look great so I wouldn’t worry about jello! I’ve just started trying to do one thing each day that challenges me, even if it’s just a little, i.e. walk a few more steps on my fitbit, do a push up :-), etc.

    Enjoy your blog. . .

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  14. Ann Claire wrote:

    Happy Birthday! I am retired now but the last few years of work I was a supervisor. I never thought I would be able to do that but with God as my strength I did it. I am not sure how well I did it. LOL. But it made a great difference in the retirement I receive and I am convinced it was Gods will.

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  15. Bambi wrote:

    I started Beachbody workouts 16 months ago at age 54. I workout 4 to 5 day/week. I didn’t think I could do it but I have been able to because I was determined to make it happen.

    Happy Birthday!! 60 is the new 40

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  16. Jo wrote:

    This really resonated! ?I was a pre k teacher for 15 years and the kids would often cling onto my arms and cuddle and inevitably start jiggling my jell-o arms! It brought back memories of myself doing the same to my grandmother. Like you, I embraced the jell-o jiggling! Arms, jiggly or not, are for hugging. ?
    Happy Birthday!!

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  17. Shannon wrote:

    I love the cobalt as well! You look great and I love that jello arms and just about more loving on people! I went back to college as an adult and graduated with an accounting degree. I was working full time and going to school and I finished and walked across that stage. I was 48 going to school with 20 year olds.

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  18. Shannon wrote:

    Please send me the zoom number

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  19. Joanne W. wrote:

    As scared as I was, I flew on a helicopter in Hawaii on our anniversary!! I was absolutely terrified but did it!!

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  20. Happy Birthday! You look amazing and I look forward to reading your blog each day! It’s great to see women living their best lives at any age! Have a great week!

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  21. Lynda Schneider wrote:

    Happy Birthday Tania! Love your blog!

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  22. Kathy wrote:

    I have never liked running but I trained for a 5K after my daughter in love suggested it. Then we ran together as a family on Thanksgiving, it felt so good to accomplish something new!

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  23. Liz wrote:

    Yes what a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday, again so generous, I retired 3 years ago, and now we go very where we can on the motorcycle, when the weather permits (I’m Canadian)
    Enjoy your birthday week !

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  24. Angela wrote:

    Happy Birthday! This is hard for me. I don’t know if it’s because I think I can do anything or because thinking I can’t do things keeps me from trying! I guess if I have to choose something it would be that I’ve raised three beautiful daughters and they’re all amazing, good girls. There were times that I thought I might not make it. With working full time and being the only child of aging parents, it’s been a hard road at times.

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  25. Tracie wrote:

    last year I took on teaching a new subject at a new school — Engineering to senior high school students. This coming year I will teach 9th grade biology — also new to me– at age 53! Plus I started my own education consulting business! Old dog — new tricks!! and I’m loving every minute of it!

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  26. Tina J wrote:

    Welcome to the 60’s! I recently turned 62! I agree that you can still learn new and do new things. I recently learned a new computer program for designing and cutting with Silhouette Cameo, have taken the instructor licensing through Terri Johnson Creates and have started a small business that instructs others to use the software.

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  27. Ann H Pavlicek wrote:

    Happy Birthday! Both of my daughters have May birthdays and then we slip Mother’s Day in between them It’s a hard month to watch your weight. When our youngest daughter was little, she would sit on my mother’s lap and told her that her arms were like dough. Well, that daughter never held anything back Tack is for weinnies!

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  28. Linda Smith wrote:

    Happy Birthday Tanya, love the comments from your granddaughter, she’s so funny, but your arms look great!

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  29. Kim wrote:

    I will turn 60 this year, I retired almost 2 years ago and then wanted something fun to do, so I got a job in a retail clothing store and I love it! I never thought I could be good at that, but I surprised myself!

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  30. Teresa wrote:

    Happy birthday, Tania! You look pretty, happy, and excited for life in this post! My sweet mom went to ground school and got her pilot’s license when she was 60. She was a role model for all of us!

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  31. Pam wrote:

    My mother was a “can do” person so that’s the example I had growing up. I still have the attitude that I can do anything I choose to do. By the way, my mother still has that attitude but at 81, she really cannot physically do many things as she once could, but she still tries!

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    • Joy J. wrote:

      I had worked since I was 16 years old. I thought I had to have a “job.” The thought of not getting a paycheck every week was very scary to me. Even though I knew my husband and I would be fine. But when we started having grandchildren I stopped to help take care of them and I haven’t looked back. I love getting to do things I want to do and be able to help my children. I know I am very fortunate that this worked out for me and not everyone could do this.

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  32. Julie Flickinger wrote:

    Happy Birthday! I am so glad I subscribed to your blog after following you on pinterest the last couple of years. Retirement is the new start for me. And with it brings lots of grandma time which was one of my top reasons to retire. The pandemic has made this harder but I took a risk and ventured out to be with them. I haven’t really learned anything new recently but have taken more time doing the things that I enjoy, baking, wreath making and online devotions with my daughters. God Bless!

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  33. Lori wrote:

    We booked a cruise excursion one time time that included riding a camel. I was breaking out in a sweat just getting up on the thing and it kinda jostled me as it walked, but as we went down to the beach, I was able to enjoy the sand, the beautiful blue water, and just the peacefulness of it all. Im glad I did t back out.
    On another note ya gotta love the honesty of grandkids..lol. Glad your birthday was a good one.

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  34. Cindy wrote:

    Good morning!’ That little stinker Emersyn.. Kids are so honest.. We have to be tough lest our hearts be broken all the time. ? Age spots may have all ready been notice!!

    Speaking of grandkids!! My daughter teaches school and I’m her 2 little children’s caretaker ( 4 yr Old and 8 mths old ) … my husband is my very important sidekick/ partner in crime ( when he’s not at work)in this wonderful adventure we are living in our early 60’s.
    This takes a lot of energy let me tell you and I have to look hard most days to find it. God does provide . I couldn’t do it without him!! I wouldn’t have it any other way, though. Covid-19 has put a break on this until the
    Fall. It’s been so weird not seeing them everyday, except at a distance.

    Have a wonderful Spring day!! ?

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  35. Eileen Barks wrote:

    Thanks for your posts! I had my colors done in December and I am a bright spring. I always get so many more compliments when I wear the colors that are in my palette. Your blog inspires me. I feel that we dress almost as twinsies. Thank you so much and enjoy your Birthday!!!

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  36. Kaynella wrote:

    Happy Birthday! This is what 60 looks like! ? I had several sleeveless tops but quit wearing them (don’t really know why). I’m going to try some again! Thanks!

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  37. Sharolyn wrote:

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your 60’s, they only bring more fun. When we were in the rain forest of Costa Rica we went on a 4 mile zip line. It was so fast I thought I would die or lose an arm doing it wrong. But at the end I was so happy I had done it. What a thrilling experience. I love this outfit. Thank you for the blog, I read it every day.

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  38. Diana wrote:

    At 51 I have had to learn to distance teach my 2nd grade students. It means teaching Zoom classes and making youtube videos instructing the students. It is something I never imagined doing.

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  39. cabogrl76 wrote:

    Happy Birthday week! That’s how we all should celebrate. I read somewhere years ago that Joan Rivers never went sleeveless because she hated the way her arms looked, First I thought wow how sad, and then how limiting everything in life would become. I’m not at all happy with my arms but I have the most beautiful shoulders and you wouldn’t see those if I didn’t wear sleeveless. So I choose to overlook the bad, and revel in the good. It’s served me well. I’m 61 and I’m just not going to worry about something so trivial.

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  40. Tina wrote:

    Happy birthday, Tania! You look fabulous, darling❣️ I love your blog, and look forward to it. I will be 65 in a few weeks, and during this pandemic, I have learned how to Zoom. I have weekly Zoom “meetings” with my 4 grandchildren and often teach grammar or literature lessons to them in order to help out my children who have now become homeschooling teachers.

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  41. Barb wrote:

    My mom had fallen and was in the hospital so I flew out to be with her and stayed in her bed back in her home. I woke up on my 60 birthday, looked around and said “I am 60!” I am in a nursing home!” So I tried something new at 60. Living in a nursing home!

    Happy Birthday. You are young at heart and look fantastic! Go forward confidently!

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  42. Marcie wrote:

    I enjoy reading your post every day. I hope you have a wonderful birthday week.
    Cute outfit today…..but I love cobalt blue!
    Thanks for always being a positive part of my day.
    Marcie

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  43. Lori wrote:

    Went on an excursion one time that involved riding a camel. I was in a sweat when it came time to mount. It was a little jerky at the beginning but by the time we got to the beach, I was able to enjoy the sand, the beautiful blue water, and just the peacefulness of the whole experience. Great memory.
    On a side note, ya gotta love the innocent sayings of grandkids. ?

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  44. Vickie wrote:

    At age 48, this city girl (raised in Dallas) decided to give hiking a try since it was something my husband enjoyed and we live by the Smoky Mountains now. At 49, I took up a challenge to hike 100 miles and did it! Now at 53, I truly believe I’m physically stronger than I’ve ever been. My genetics say I’ll live into my 90s so I’m going to stay as young as I can until my very last breath (which is one reason I recently subscribed to your blog). My goal now is to be as adorable as you on my 60th birthday! Happy birthday!

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  45. LISA CASTRO wrote:

    Happy Birthday week to you!! I was able to connect with my weekly WW meetings via zoom which I didn’t think was possible because I am challenged when it comes to technology…lol

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  46. Melanie Seabrook wrote:

    Happy Birthday!! ??? I love this outfit! The cobalt is fabulous!! I have a son who is an equestrian and recently I have ridden his very big horse! It was terrifying but exhilarating!!

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    • Chris wrote:

      Great outfit today! Hope you are enjoying your birthday week and sweet of you to be so generous !!! I was not a very athletic person or trained in dance but in my 30’s (back in the day) I taught a dance aerobics class!!! I took classes from a great lady who invited me to become an instructor. She choreographed and taught the instructors the routines and then we conducted the classes!!! I really loved it and was able to do it. The people that took my classes really enjoyed it and were very loyal to sign up for many sessions!!! So I proved to myself that I could do something I would have never dreamed I could do!!

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  47. Bonnie wrote:

    After 34 years at one job, my second boss died (the first one had several years earlier), and I was faced with the prospect of having to find work in my late 50s and after I was afraid my job skills had deteriorated. But through word of mouth, including one really aggressive supporter, I had one job in the works when another one swooped in and offered me a job, which I accepted. Then, just a couple months later, I was approached by another job, and then three months after that, another one, which I accepted. Two weeks after accepting that one, I had another offer, and those same people came around a couple weeks ago, still interested. So I am no longer so afraid of having to find work again, even though I am now 61.

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  48. Kim wrote:

    Happy birthday week! I took care of my mother who had alzheimers. She developed it at age 63 (too young!) and passed at 71 still in fantastic shape. There were days that we laughed and days we cried and days I thought I couldn’t do it anymore. I look back now that she’s been gone almost 10 years and think, wow, how did I manage still having kids at home. And I’m so thankful I did it. It proves you can do things you never imagined you could.

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  49. Gail E Medeiros wrote:

    Happy Birthday! You look amazing! Age is just a number. I am 73 and no one in my family has lived to this age. I learned to scuba dive in my 50s, started new career in my 60s, survived cancer and just retired last year. So I say if you want to try something or do something don’t let age limit you.

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  50. Cindy wrote:

    For Mother’s Day my husband gave me an Apple Watch (spoiled right). I usually would just hand it over to one of my three kids for set up. Not this time, I did it myself then went one YouTube to install or explore other options. We all can figure these things out!
    Be. Well.

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  51. Robin Spragg wrote:

    Happy Birthday Week ?
    In my head and/or spirit, I can do anything I want! It is my body that says “Whoa Nellie, let’s rethink this”. ??

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  52. Michle Machala wrote:

    I feel like when you stop learning then you are dying. At 66 years old I now have a new world to explore and try new things. Look out world here I come.

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  53. Diane S. wrote:

    Happy birthday Tania! Love your blog!

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  54. Brenda wrote:

    I have climbed a mountain–a real mountain, not a huge mountain, but a mountain. A few years ago I went through an illness and I promised myself that I would hike with my daughter if and when I got well– I did get well, we did hike the mountain and we still do hike. I will celebrate my 70th Birthday in October. And her birthday is on the 16th of May (not sure exactly the day for you) but I truly believe some of the best people are born in May. I would love to have the Zoom number for tonight!! Thanks so much for celebrating your birthday giving to others.

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  55. Melesa Garrison wrote:

    First, I think your arms look firm! I have issues with my arms. I used to lift weights all the time and I need to get back to it…QUICKLY!!! Emersyn would not approve. Last summer, my granddaughter came for a visit (8 yrs old) and we were cuddling and she squeezed my double chin and said “Nani, you have a chubby chin.” And giggled about it for quite sometime. I sent her home immediately ;-D jk! Kids are so dang honest…Ugh! I love her to the moon and back anyway! I hope you continue to wear your cute sleeveless tops!

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  56. Heidi wrote:

    Good Morning – Last year I went for the first time with one of my dear friends on her boat to Key West. She wanted to snorkle and I was so afraid. I have never snorkled and really can’t swim great. I got enough courage to do it knowing that she was right there if I started to drown. lol I actually did it and loved it. Totally shocked and felt like I had overcome a fear. Your outfit today looks great on you. I love Chico’s.

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  57. Sharon Davis wrote:

    Hi Tania! You are my favorite blog and you are giving away my favorite earrings on you! Happy Birthday! Yes Celebrate!
    I went to college in my late 30’s and got a degree in Nursing and a license to be an RN by 40! I was on the deans list from the get go! With no baseline of ability, I really didn’t know if I had the academic ability to succeed. Very hard work did pay off! I have been a Hospice nurse, ICU and my final position was as a civilian nurse at a military base community hospital. I retired on February 29th and we moved from Virginia to north Georgia during the mitigation to retire near our kids (we lived in Lynchburg for 11 years, right down the road from you!). Nurses are style challenged from wearing scrubs all the time, so it would be the Best gift ever to win my favorite earrings, and btw, today is my 30th wedding anniversary too, seriously! What a happy story I would have to share with all my new neighbors when I wear those earrings!
    Now for the most difficult accomplishment. My husband was activated with the Army in 2001, and spent 35 months straight overseas (with a two week leave each year). I honestly don’t know how I survived or our marriage survived. We spoke often and emailed as much as we could. At about month 17 I decided I needed more family support so I put my clothes in the car, got someone to stay in our house in Lynchburg and moved back to Atlanta until my husband returned for good.
    Thanks for being such a happy star in my sky woman!
    Hugs,
    Sharon Davis

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  58. Sallie wrote:

    Happy May Birthday! I have always wanted to be able to draw…tried many times. I finally told myself to not give up. So after buying the suggested art supplies and watching YouTube and reading a great book on sketching, I am using the quarantine hours to practice. It’s amazing that I’m actually getting better! I also love that I can take it anywhere I go. Good thing I didn’t take up piano…it wouldn’t fit in the car! Love those earrings! Thanks for your blog…loyal reader for years!

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  59. Sherry L Jackson wrote:

    Happy Birthday Week !! I love your blog, look forward to it each day. I am currently studying to get my real estate license…at 61. I started a year ago & thought my memory wouldn’t allow me to pass. However, here I am pushing through !!

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  60. Robin Curtis Staley wrote:

    I think your arms look great. I always wanted to travel so I was getting ready to go with a group to Italy in May. You guessed it, It was cancelled. Maybe in the future I will get to do that again.

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  61. Iris Disher wrote:

    Happy birthday week Tania! You look amazing for 60. I love reading your blog and hearing about your wonderful family.

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  62. Carrie wrote:

    Wow!!! I got so busy reading all of the CAN DO attitudes on here from so many women….it’s so encouraging! Happy Birthday week, Tania — I LOVE THE OUTFIT on you; I love your positive attitude and how you view your body. It is such an example to all of us! I am inspired by the women who started a “more difficult” kind of exercise at a later age and think I need to start!

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  63. Lucy Tillman wrote:

    I will also be 60 this year, in October. As I’ve aged, I am more confident about the clothing I wear. I dress how I like not what I think others might like and that was not always the case! So fun to enjoy your birthday week with you! I’d love to join the Zoom call!

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  64. evegpt wrote:

    My greatest accomplishment in life was to have the sense to get saved. So age means nothing since I will step from this life into eternity. I love this outfit and you look Beautiful in it. What’s great is this top can transition right into fall with a cardigan.

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  65. Jana wrote:

    Happy Birthday! My word for this year is actually two words-LOOK UP! I am keeping my eyes on Jesus despite what is happening in the world and in my life. He is the Only Way.

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  66. Liane wrote:

    Happy Birthday dear Tania. Hope you have many more.

    You tell that little rascal to just wait because when she is 60 (or younger, even though I was on a swim team in high school I hated my flabby upper arms back then, even) she’s gonna have Jello too.

    What’s funny about those upper arms. It gets to about 102° every day here in late June through about early Sept. And every year I start out saying not gonna wear shorts that show my flabby thighs and not gonna wear sleeveless. About a week of that weather I’m digging that stuff out of my Rubbermaid boxes lol. Of course I don’t leave the house in it. My husband runs cold all the time. He wants the A/C set at 78°. I die….every summer.

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  67. Rose wrote:

    When I was 60 I learned how to scuba dive. I could barely swim and was afraid of deep water. That truly built my confidence. Several years ago I became president of out ladies group at church which again was quite an accomplishment for me … an introvert. I am now 78 years old and continue to work out doing aerobics and weights 3-4x/week to stay fit and healthy.

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  68. Marlene wrote:

    Happy Birthday Week! I love grandkids and what comes out of the mouths of babes. My grandkids keep me on my toes. My husband of 41 years passed away almost 2 years ago from cancer. He used to do all the handyman stuff around the house. I have learned to do so much myself now, by googling or you tubing. I install hose reels onto the house and change water filters from the well, etc. I am so proud of myself 🙂

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  69. Conni D. wrote:

    Happy Birthday, Tania! We are all so blessed that God has put you in this world to be a light for Him!
    I have so enjoyed your blog and am thankful for the encouragement you share. You have given me the courage to not be so worried about what others may think, but to focus my thoughts on being the best me that God has created. I will not let my age control my life, but the dreams of my heart!

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  70. Karen Perry wrote:

    I ran a marathon when I turned 50 – 8 years ago. Need to figure out what big goal I can work on for my 60th birthday in 2 years. Love your idea of giving gifts to others!

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  71. Janet wrote:

    Happy Birthday! I am so glad I discovered your blog 🙂 I am 54 and have always had a tough time putting outfits together, which is bummer because I love the way I feel when I am “put together.” A few months ago my husband and I took a big trip for our anniversary, just the two of us. This is the first long trip we have taken since before the kids were born (they are now all over 19). We had a great time and lovely memories, but looking back at the pictures, I wished didn’t look so disheveled!! I decided NOW is the time to figure this out! I am really enjoying this “adventure”! Even with the virus going on right now, when I go to the grocery store, I have been adding a necklace to my t-shirt and wearing cute shoes, mask and all! It makes me feel good and I notice that I slow down a little bit more and take time to have friendly exchanges (through Plexiglas!) with the cashier. Thank you for all your inspiration!

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  72. Cathy wrote:

    I love my feet! Whenever I get a pedicure the person will usually comment on them. Happy Birthday

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  73. Julia Purtill wrote:

    Happy Birthday week Tania! My accomplishment in retirement was to get involved with my DAR chapter. I’m a retired school teacher and they recognized a worker bee so I was put on the Executive Board. I’ve been following you for several years and love your post each day!

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  74. Dawn Whatley wrote:

    Thank you for the Daily Body Moisturizer. I love it.

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  75. Jeanne wrote:

    Happy Birthday Tania!! I love the outfit, especially the cobalt blue, my favorite color.. My goal was not to go back to reading blogs, I was up to 5 or so…, and I left them all. but yours caught my eye, again, and I decided to come back, I love your styles and attitude. So just reading one won’t hurt, 😉 LOL!! Oh and I am working on my “jello” arms too, I love sleeveless shirts, have many.. Have a great week..

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  76. Kristine wrote:

    Nothing earth shattering, but before I ask for help in tasks, (setting up my printer, landscaping projects, painting projects) I try to it it myself. Surprisingly I can do it! / not always, but most of the time.

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  77. Kelly Palmer wrote:

    I find myself getting more gutsy and adventurous as I age (I am 58). I figure that if I don’t try knew things now then when will I ever get the chance again? I hope you enjoy your birthday week!

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  78. Cathy wrote:

    Hi Again Tania! So happy to celebrate your birthday week with you! Several years ago, I wanted to lose weight and get healthy. I started googling Christian weight loss and found a program that was a bible study weight loss program for women. I took a leap of faith, as I was totally out of my comfort zone, and started leading the group at my church. I felt so insecure when I started the class, but the Lord gave me everything I needed to help encourage and instruct others to get healthy together! I’m so thankful I followed His leading to do so! I would greatly appreciate being included on the ZOOM Call this evening! Thank you!

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  79. Windy W wrote:

    I’m 55 and I started kickboxing!! You’re never too old to get healthy, ?

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  80. Connie K wrote:

    I’m 56 and in good health. I have 3 grandchildren – ages 2, 4 and 10. I love to play with them, act silly and do all sorts of outdoor activities. In my mind I’m not a day over 30.

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  81. Julie Wychor wrote:

    Cobalt blue is my favorite color too! Glad you are enjoying your birthday week. I started playing ice hockey ? in my late 40s! My youngest daughter was on the varsity girls hockey team and it looked so fun that a group of us moms started our own hockey team, which we called Chicks with Sticks! ?

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  82. Amanda Slay wrote:

    I am not 50 yet but only about a year away! This past January I started back to school. Wow was that harder than I remembered! I think I have described it as excruciating LOL! But I just got my final grade for my first semester and I have a 4.0! It was worth all of the blood sweat and tears ✌️

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  83. LuAnn wrote:

    Hi Tania! Outfit looks great on you today! Always wanted to get my own motorcycle and ride it but thought I couldn’t. Signed up for the class, passed, and got my very own motorcycle to ride! Was way out of my comfort zone going thru with this but I was so happy afterwards I did it!!

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  84. Beth wrote:

    I am 62 – I’ve always felt that age is just a number & don’t let that be the reason I don’t do something I want to do.

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  85. Daphene Cooke wrote:

    Happy birthday week! I read your blog everyday! Thanks for keeping it real! And I absolutely love those earrings!

    The thing that I have accomplished this year at 48 that I thought would never happen is loosing 15lbs during menopause! I tried everything for 2 years and then started IF’ing in January and have lost down to my goal weight!!

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  86. Suzann wrote:

    Happy Birthday Week! Blue looks great on you!
    All of us face mountains in our lifetime, some are just larger than others. What I’ve found out is your attitude is what propels you over those mountains or keeps you in the valleys. My first large mountain was becoming a young widow at 37 with a 12 year old son. I’m happy to say that I made it over that large mountain. I miss my late husband so much, but I’m thankful for the life lessons that it thought me.

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  87. Cara wrote:

    Happy birthday, Tania! That outfit does look so cute on you! I’m 55 and like you, I’ve started a blog! The tech stuff has been challenging but I’ve stuck with it and now it’s finally getting off the ground. And, I’m starting a new job on Monday!

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  88. Kristi wrote:

    I truly enjoy watching your posts and following your videos. It helps me feel good about myself and embrace who were are today. God has given you a gift and THANK YOU for sharing that with all of us. You are like a rainbow in the sky in so many ways. Blessings!

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  89. Marisa wrote:

    I’m learning to sew. I’m not fabulous at it, but I am enjoying it.

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  90. Deb wrote:

    Happy early birthday! I just turned 60 in December and I agree with you, it’s just a number! I still feel great and love life.

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  91. Linda wrote:

    I am having a hard time with this one but it has challenged me to do something exciting! Age doesn’t usually stop me unless it hurts my knees ??. I love to swim 4 times a week (pre virus) and bike….. love today’s blue clothes! Oh this is fun! Happy birthday!

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  92. Happy Birthday month Tania! I too am a “Stephens”. My husband looks at a lot of your posts (LOL) because he says you and I share a similar taste in fashion. I have to be honest that I do not like wearing sleeveless unless I accompany the top with a lightweight sweater. I love Chico’s and love the sleeveless top you paired with the cobalt cropped pants. Talking about learning something new, with the COVID-19 pandemic, my office was forced to shut down – public education. I have been blessed to be able to enroll in what my school division is calling Camp Google and learning lots of ways to utilize the technology that has been at my fingertips all along but I have just not had the time to slow down and learn to use it. Google is an exciting world! So, I’m also 55 and learning new technology things daily! That’s something new for me! Happy Day!

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  93. Susan Herman wrote:

    You have great arms, keep showing them off! Last year at 59, I ran a 5k and survived to tell about it. I’m a new sub and am enjoying reading your blog! Thank you!

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  94. Maureen Jochim wrote:

    Happy Birthday Tania! Love your blog and have followed it for some time. As a retired teacher I know it is never too late to learn. I believe it keeps you young and gives life purpose. Quilting is my knew challenge. I have always loved quilts and thought why buy one when I can learn to make one myself.

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  95. Angela Hefel wrote:

    Happy 60th Birthday! With our stay at home order I have been working on refocusing my effort on self care. I’m so happy that I am running again and it feels so good.

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  96. Karen wrote:

    Hope you get to eat some great birthday ?! You always look great and love your smile!
    Recently made two face masks just because I wanted to see if I could; took a while, but was successful! But can’t wait till masks aren’t even mentioned anymore!
    May your birthday celebration continue ???

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  97. Becky Smith wrote:

    Happy Birthday week! I am one who has a hard time saying “no” even to challenging things, because I feel that I should push myself to tackle the situation. Probably the hardest thing I ever did was to sing a solo in a church service – I was shaking so hard! But, I got through it. I also went back to college long enough to tackle college algebra – made it through by the skin of my teeth, but I was so proud of myself!

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  98. Elizabeth Higginbotham wrote:

    Last year I did an online course for medical coding. I completed the course and passed a 5.5 hour certification exam! I’m so not a numbers or reading person, but this right-brained 52 yr old did it!

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  99. Janice wrote:

    So many posts, it will take a while to read them all! I did a promise point for my church on zoom today, at 76 yrs old! Who knew i could! And it was live. Yay I did it.

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  100. Aimee Spencer wrote:

    I recently took a CNA class and got an A on all the written tests. Science was never my strong point in school.
    But even though I was in my 60’s I was interested and was able to score a high grade. I am now a caregiver.

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  101. Sue wrote:

    Happy Birthday week! I too am pushing 60….. I still like to wear shorts and and dresses. It is hot where I live. My legs are not my best feature but I earned my scares and other imperfections!

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  102. Jo Lynn Kegler wrote:

    Tania, so nice, it’s your birthday and you’re giving to us!
    I work at a bike company and every year our company sponsors a ride, the Trek 100 to benefit the MACC fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer). There are different distances you can ride. The longest being 100 miles. My friend, Kala said she was going to do the 100 miles and pushed me to ride it as well. I’m not kidding I’ve ridden long distances, but never 100 miles. To raise funds for our ride we had a bake sale at work. I think we raised like $900 on the bake sale. We started training inside and rode pretty much every day. But I never rode close to 100 miles in training.
    ANYHOO!
    DID IT! 102.5 miles! Seven hours and 25 minutes in the saddle. We surely were blessed. The weather wasn’t looking good, but we didn’t run into any major rain. And a nice tailwind at times too!!
    Special moment was when my family showed up to cheer me on at the half way point. Was overjoyed!
    To say I was apprehensive about 100 miles is an understatement. Thankful to my friend Kala for pushing me out of my comfort zone!
    I don’t have pierced ears, but I had to share this story.

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  103. Ginger Wilkins wrote:

    Happy Birthday week. Thank you for being a positive light…I have enjoyed your blog. I always wanted to go back to school to further my nursing degree but was scared because it required me to take a biochemistry class. I decided in my mid 40’s that I was not going to let that stop me and went back to further my degree. I am so thankful I did. I passed biochemistry, completed my degree track early and have been able to expand my nursing career. Sometimes it’s taking that leap of faith and taking the first step that is the hardest.

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  104. Kathy wrote:

    Well, I didn’t think I could bear having my kids living far away and a new grandson. I’m trusting God has a plan. Not easy at times.

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  105. Barbara wrote:

    At age 50, I went back to school to earn my M.Ed in School Counseling. After 23 years in the classroom, I was ready for a new avenue to reach children. I’m so glad I took that chance! Finishing up my sixth year as an elementary counselor, and I love every minute of it!

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  106. Laurie wrote:

    Happy Birthday! You make 60 look awesome!!

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  107. Aimee Spencer wrote:

    Happy Birthday ? Tania you don t look 60. I love your Blog along with hundreds of others!

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  108. Gwen Marie Ewing wrote:

    I’m 62! Last year I joined weight watchers, again! I thought I could never lose the weight again, I thought it didn’t matter how I looked because of my age. I dug in and made up my mind and have lost 58 pounds this year! I feel better and look better! We are so capable of doing much more than we give ourselves credit for. Thanks Tania and happy birthday!

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  109. Kathy Darter wrote:

    You look amazing I love your blog. I have just started using R/F at 62 hope it makes me look as young as you do you!

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