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Between the Lines – Sizzling Towards Sixty

May 10, 2016

Between the lines

Over the last few months I have been involved in two series about Women and Midlife.  I am delighted to be part of the ‘Between the Lines’ series which is a project showcasing women of 50+ and their thoughts on blogging and midlife.

The project is the brainchild of Katherine from Katherine’s Corner and each Tuesday for 10 weeks, Katherine will be featuring a different group of amazing women who share their thoughts on this fabulous time of life!

#midlife is for Celebration not Hibernation - so start celebrating this fabulous phase of life.Click To Tweet

For those of you who know me and those who don’t, I have embraced midlife with gusto.  Since taking early retirement, I started a blog and started living!  When I took early retirement to spend time with my husband I found that I had so much time on my hands!!!  It actually played on my mind and I’d always had in the back of my mind that I would love to write a blog about being 50+ and encouraging women to live the life they want.  So of course, I started the blog Sizzling Towards Sixty and haven’t looked back.

I'm all about finding balance in life, being active with running and PT and enjoying each day.Click To Tweet

My tagline is ‘Riding the Wave of Midlife, with positivity, fun and laughter’.  It is no use giving up on life once we reach a certain age.  Who wants to be a grumpy old woman – I certainly don’t!

Life is meant to be lived and I’m discovering through blogging, that there are so many women out there who are doing just that!  I’ve even had them write guests posts for me as their lives are so fascinating.  Pop over to my website and take a look.

I’m passionate about living a healthy and happy lifestyle and that is why I started my #couchpotatotofabfit Facebook group and also my A to Z Guide to a Healthier, Happier Lifestyle course.

Do I know all the answers?  No!  Of course not!  Who does?  It is all just a matter of doing our best and going for it!

Since starting blogging just over 12 months ago, I have met some fabulous women from all over the world.  I love connecting with them, learning from them and have developed ‘virtual’ friendships.

Over the last 12 months I’ve learned that I do have a voice, that blogging takes patience and also that it can take over your life if you let it!


Please visit each of these wonderful women participating in ‘Between the Lines’ and learn more about how they are embracing midlife.  Just click on each link and discover who they are.


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  • Reply amy May 10, 2016 at 22:38

    Nice to meet you through “Between the Lines”!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 11, 2016 at 13:55

      Hi Amy! Thanks for stopping by and I’m enjoying meeting new bloggers through the Between the Lines series. have a lovely day!

  • Reply Katherines Corner May 10, 2016 at 23:01

    great post! thank you for participating in the Between the Lines blog series xo

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 11, 2016 at 13:57

      Thank you so much for organising this Katherine. Perhaps it should be an annual event???

  • Reply Kathi May 11, 2016 at 01:08

    I am so happy to meet you, Sue. I am feeling like I need to get moving, to start running. Your blog is very encouraging. Kathi

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 11, 2016 at 13:58

      Oh I’m so pleased you stopped by Kathi and I’m looking forward to connecting with you more. You don’t have to run you know – walking can be just a beneficial, it is all just about moving! Have a great week!

  • Reply Carla a.k.a Mrs. R May 11, 2016 at 02:51

    Hi Sue! I found you through the Between The Line blog series. I love my 50’s. I’ve never felt so confident. Life seems to be centering at this point and full of so many possibilities. I look forward to meeting you.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 11, 2016 at 14:00

      Hi Carla! Lovely to meet you and thanks for stopping by. I am so encouraged by other women who feel like I do that 50s is not the end but the beginning to a fabulous part of life. I look forward to connecting and reading your blog. Have a great day!

  • Reply Nikki Gwin May 11, 2016 at 04:25

    I am all about laughing our way through this mid life stuff…. 😉

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 11, 2016 at 14:01

      Hi Nikki! Yep laughing and enjoying life certainly beats being a grump old woman! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply Lynne May 11, 2016 at 06:53

    Nice to meet you from another “Between the Lines” sister! Happy blogging!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 11, 2016 at 14:02

      Hi Lynne! The series is great and I’m meeting some wonderful women. Happy blogging to you and I look forward to following your blog.

  • Reply Carol @ The Red Painted Cottage May 12, 2016 at 12:49

    Hi Sue, It’s great meeting all of us “boomers” through Katie’s series. You have a wonderful blog for us to follow, which I’m doing; but to be honest, I’m sizzling toward 70! You’ll be able to find out more when I’m featured next month.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 12, 2016 at 15:50

      Oh I’ll definitely look out for your post Carol! Good for you sizzling toward 70 you certainly don’t look it I thought we were about the same age and I’m 58 🙂

  • Reply Mary May 13, 2016 at 14:22

    So glad you have found that which makes you happy and keeps you moving. You’re adding a lot to people’s lives. Keep going!!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2016 at 09:24

      Oh how lovely of you to say Mary. I just keep on keeping on, enjoying life and hopefully bringing some encouragement to others. Have a beautiful day. x

  • Reply gigi May 13, 2016 at 21:51

    I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for 12 months! You have built such an incredible resource Sue!!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2016 at 12:51

      Well its actually about 15 months Gigi but yes the time has flown and I’ve learnt so much. The other plus is that I’ve made some wonderful friendships with other bloggers during that time. 🙂

  • Reply Lee MacArthur May 14, 2016 at 01:38

    In a sense retirement is like graduating from high school. There are tons of possibilities ahead of you and sometimes its so hard to choose. No, I’m not quite there yet but I see so many possibilities that I’m still figuring it out.

  • Reply Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina May 16, 2016 at 00:39

    It is a pleasure to find your blog from Katherine’s Corner. I am a 61 year old lifestyle blogger of over 8 years and am glad to have found another blogger who shares such positive thoughts to this stage in our amazing lives! Looking forward to all of your post as a new follower.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2016 at 13:13

      Hi Roz! I’m so glad you found me and stopped by to comment. I’m heading over to your website to check it out. Have a beautiful day and look forward to getting to know you.

  • Reply Nikki May 16, 2016 at 02:18

    I have really enjoyed watching you find your place. I am nearing 50 and at a place where we will be experiencing “empty nest” syndrome in a few years. I am hoping that by taking your advice I can get a head start on figuring out who I am and what I want to be when I grow up! Thanks so much for sharing your story!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2016 at 13:02

      I’m slowly finding it Nikki and I’m nearing 60! I do hope that I can help others like you who haven’t quite reached 50 yet realise that there is a great phase of life awaiting you all and perhaps help you plan so you will be ready to enjoy it from day 1. Have a great week!

  • Reply Pamela Shank May 16, 2016 at 08:47

    This is a wonderful time of life and it is so awesome to see everyone’s ideas on living our life at this age. OK..I am was past the 50’s!! 63 to be exact but the past year that I have been retired has been such a journey filled with things I was not able to previously do. My husband just retired too and I would say that we are closer than we have been in our 30 yrs of marriage..just by enjoying life.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2016 at 13:06

      Well I’m 60 next year Pamela so not far behind you! It is an awesome time of life and I’m so encouraged reading other women’s stories and how they are embracing midlife and beyond. How lovely that you and your husband are closer since retiring. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case, mainly I think because they haven’t planned or discussed how they want their retirement to unfold. Good for you and keep on enjoying your life!

  • Reply Regina L. L. Wells May 16, 2016 at 23:56

    Right on, Sue! And you are a shining example of sizzling, for sure! I love your attitude and that you do share your voice. Keep living midlife with that gusto and sharing it along the way!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 17, 2016 at 16:05

      Thanks Regina I do my best to be upbeat and am most of the time!

  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak May 19, 2016 at 00:58

    Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Don’t forget to comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured! Pinned and shared.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 20, 2016 at 17:28

      Thanks Marilyn!

  • Reply Marie, The Interior Frugalista May 25, 2016 at 02:59

    Hello Sue, I am finally getting caught up on the Between The Lines series and look forward to following you! As someone who is also sizzling towards 60, I love your attitude about aging.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 27, 2016 at 08:31

      Hi Marie, yes there are quite a few of us to get through aren’t there! I’m comforted to know that there are many Sizzling towards 60s out there and we are enjoying our life to the full. Have great week!

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