I will never forget how Fashion Beyond Forty began. One day I just walked by a full-length mirror like most days but the image I saw was startling. That was the day I decided to make a change in my life and get myself back! To become fierce again!
Becoming Fierce Again:
Since then I have worked hard to be a stronger woman.
A more capable woman.
I learned to take care of myself.
In addition, I started Fashion Beyond Forty as a means to inspired myself to keep pushing toward a better me.
I will forever be a work in progress, as will my blog.
It is my hopes that along with my journey that I have also empowered some of you.
The roots of my blog will never be forgotten but as I have evolved, so must this blog.
There will still be fashion articles, I do love all things stylish.
However, I am sure many of you have noticed that over time the fashion articles have become less.
The number of fashion posts I have produced are not deserving of having a blog with the word fashion in the title.
Fashion is important to me but not as important as the sum of the parts that has become this blog.
In whole, my articles are about midlife and everything involved in being a midlife woman.
From staying healthy and active, to taking care of our skin.
Staying, or becoming empowered, to doting on our furbabies.
Learning new things, being fearless, and embracing who we are as we become wiser, refusing to grow old in spirit.
This is why I decided to rebrand my blog as Fierce Beyond Forty.
I want each and every one of my readers, midlife or not, to be fierce in life!
So what does fierce mean anyway?
What Fierce Means To Me:
Being fierce does not mean you have to try every new trend.
It does not mean that you have to be more than the woman next to you.
To be fierce we stand up for the woman next to us, we respect, appreciate and honor her.
We do not compete with each other or harm one another.
When we are harmed by a fellow woman we show strength in our resolve by understanding she has more yet to learn on her own path.
Fierceness comes from within.
It is what drives you.
What inspires you.
Being fierce means that you follow your own beat with confidence and pride.
Fierce means we do not make excuses for ourselves or apologize for who we are.
We are confident, we are empowered we are informed.
You Are Fierce If:
You want to learn more about being healthy and taking care of yourself.
Desire to become more empowered through knowledge.
Seek to be your best and do your best each day.
Overcome struggles as best you can to push forward in life.
Empower other women in your life to be strong, brave and bold.
Seek to affirm your own inner beauty and positive mental outlook.
Put your own best interest first, yes ladies, this is okay!
You build other women up rather than tearing them down.
A fierce woman does not require the validation of others to know she is amazing!
Are willing to take a risk now and then.
You stand up for what you believe in.
What Fierce Women Are Not:
Fierce women are not perfect.
We do not always have our makeup on point.
Our hair is not always perfectly coifed.
We have internal and external blemishes.
Our weight can fluctuate, we can be curvy or thin.
We struggle, some days we break down and cry.
There are days even the fiercest of women can feel like the earth is shattering beneath her feet.
The woman, however, with fierceness in her soul will stand up, dust herself off, clean up her smeared mascara and get back out there and kick the earth in the ass.
We do not give up, we never give in, and we are the women who keep the world spinning!
What To Look Forward To On Fierce Beyond Forty:
I will absolutely still bring you my sense of style.
Moreso I hope to bring you awareness, knowledge, and plenty of empowerment.
Although I took a soft retirement from life coaching, it’s just too ingrained in me to stop entirely.
Through Fierce Beyond Forty I can help others with what I know, and what I am still learning.
I will be focusing on health topics, well-being, and enlightenment too.
DIY is becoming more important to me as a hobby so you will be seeing more of that on the blog.
You all know how crazy I am for my furkids so yes, you will see plenty of pet-related content here.
While I put more emphasis on our insides than out, I still love great beauty products and skin care so that will also be discussed.
Cruelty-free as always of course.
And the occasional yummy treats, sports, tech, and geeky features will come through now and then.
So as you can see, not a lot is changing around here with the exception of my blog name which is far more fitting.
Are You Ready To Be Fierce With Me?
I personally know a lot of my readers and they are some of the fiercest women around!
It is my hopes that you will continue reading and enjoying the blog.
I hope you like the new name and new look.
It is still in the works so you may see other changes still yet to come.
Let’s take this midlife journey together and support one another.
Leave comments, I always respond and love to learn from you or help out if you need advice.
We are all in this together.
I have learned as much from you as you have from me.
Like my page on Facebook and let’s get to know each other better.
You also can email me through my contact page anytime if you just want to chat or set up a life-coaching session.
A new page devoted to Life-Coaching is coming soon!
Leave me a comment and let me know if you are living the fierce life or ready to!
What does fierce mean to you?
Who is your fierce role model?
Are there any specific topics you would like me to write about?