If someone told me that when you enter your 50’s you’re going to have a slew of new opportunities and, oh… you’ll make incredible friendships that will feel so rich and will most likely last a lifetime I would’ve never believed them. If someone would’ve predicted I’d be doing what I’m doing today I’m not sure I would have believed that either. What I’ve learned, well… one of the many things I’ve learned up to this point in my life is no matter how old you are your world is what you make it and your riches are your relationships. Remember the song “I’m a little bit country and I’m a little bit rock & roll? Well I’m a little bit “boho” and the fabulous red-head beside me is a lot chic!
A few years ago the clothing company Chico’s reached out to 10 bloggers in the U.S. from ages 45+ and brought us all to NYC for a round table discussion. We had such a wonderful time and till this day we’re all still connected. The minute I met Cathy Williamson from The Middle Page and I heard the southern accent there was an instant connection.
Last year we also spoke on a panel together in Redondo Beach / Fierce Con, founded by Catherine Grace O it was the first time I heard her story of beating one of the toughest breast cancers. Cathy’s story is one of bravery and honesty a true fearless-female touchstone for all of us. That same weekend her husband Buster flew to LA to celebrate their anniversary and we dined with the husbands.
Last month her adorable daughter Alex moderated an evening at Violet Grey ( of course she was terrific) and Cathy flew back to LA for that and I was thrilled to spend time with them both. La Familia!
Cathy and I both agreed that the second part of our lives, this second act or whatever you want to call it has literally breathed new life into us both. We’ve had a blast bouncing ideas off one another and it’s just beginning. We both talk about what a journey this blogging world has been and a real blessing at this stage of the game. We’re both so grateful for the doors that continue to open for women in our demographic and the fact that we’re also connecting with a younger demographic and we’re learning new in technology everyday. We all have something to share with one another and I’m thrilled to share my dear friend Cathy Williamson with you.
Cathy writes the blog The Middle Page and she covers fashion, beauty, health and fun “over 50” tips. I hope you can take a minute to read her story and follow along because she’s a joy and I mean a real joy!
Celebrate the new friendships that enter you life. There’s a reason we’re all finding one another.
Love you girlfriend!
Thank you Chico’s You ignited some beautiful relationships of wonderful women and I’m so grateful for you!
Cathy lives in Dallas with her husband, she has 3 grown kids and she’s a grandmother… I’ll have what she’s having!
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