Over 50s Lifestyle

Happier now than in my 20s? – My interview with Take 5 Magazine

July 28, 2022

I was interviewed recently by Take 5 Magazine to share my thoughts for a feature article about women who are happier in their 50s, 60s and 70s than they were in their 20s. The article was published mid July and as someone who is pro-aging and with the attitude of #nevertooold I was very happy to share my story.

It takes courage to share your story sometimes and I was pleasantly surprised that a national magazine in Australia and New Zealand would be interested in my experiences. I suppose we all feel that we aren’t that ‘special’ or different from anyone else but it proves that we all have a story to tell and someone may be inspired by us – you never know! x

If I had the chance of being 20 again, I wouldn’t take it. At 64 I’m healthier and happier than ever.

Sue Loncaric, Take 5 Magazine interview

It is never too late to make changes in your life and I’ve proven that. Sure it takes commitment and a true desire to change what you aren’t happy with and sometimes that is tough.

Have you a similar story to mine? I’d love to hear what positive changes you’ve made and if you are happier now than in your 20s.

Interview with Take 5 magazine
Interview with Take 5 Magazine
Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply Toni Pike July 28, 2022 at 08:54

    That’s absolutely fantastic, Sue – congratulations! What a star! It’s a very inspiring article. However, I think you looked super-gorgeous in your 30’s too. Toni x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 28, 2022 at 10:54

      Thanks so much Toni for your lovely words. I hope life is going well for you. xx

  • Reply Jennifer Jones July 28, 2022 at 09:27

    Great article Sue. Very inspiring. I don’t get Take 5 magazine, so I’m pleased you posted it here and I was able to read it.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 28, 2022 at 10:54

      Thanks Jennifer, it was an honour to think the Magazine found my story interesting x

  • Reply Retirement Reflections July 28, 2022 at 09:29

    Hi, Sue – Your blog site definitely needs a ‘LOVE’ button. This post is fabulous — sooooo inspiring! Thank you for encouraging women everywhere!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 28, 2022 at 10:55

      Oh you are so lovely Donna – my cheerleader front and centre! I truly appreciate our friendship xx

  • Reply leannelc July 28, 2022 at 10:29

    What a great testament you are to the joys of being an older woman Sue. It was a very inspiring article and hopefully it’ll give some of the less active and engaged women who read Take 5 a much needed boost to get up and get moving (and start living well) xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 28, 2022 at 10:56

      Thanks for your lovely words, Leanne. I’m fortunate that I at the moment I have my health and strength but I don’t take that for granted. I’m glad you enjoyed my story. x

  • Reply Denyse July 28, 2022 at 14:06

    Congratulations Sue, the article does you proud!

  • Reply Janine July 28, 2022 at 14:37

    Congratulations on having your story found and shared through a magazine article. Your fitness journey is very inspiring. Whenever I see your photos of your latest run or fitness routine I feel more motivated to do some exercise myself. Keep up your good work x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 28, 2022 at 15:14

      Hi Janine, thanks so much for your lovely comment and I always love to hear that I’ve motivated another woman to live a healthier lifestyle. Your recent holiday photos were lovely. xx

  • Reply Suzanne@PictureRetirement July 28, 2022 at 21:09

    Sue, this is well-deserved attention and you must be so proud. I also think that you don’t always realize how unique your journey has been. You have stayed the course and are a true inspiration. Congratulations! Now, I’m off to the gym!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 29, 2022 at 04:56

      Hello and thank you Suzanne for your best wishes. It is surprising isn’t it that we view our own story as ‘ordinary’ yet others find it interesting or inspirational. We all have a story to tell. xx

  • Reply Yvonne July 29, 2022 at 00:11

    Congratulations! You work hard to be where you are now, You’re an inspiration! Keep up the good work!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 29, 2022 at 04:55

      Thanks so much Yvonne for your kind words. Enjoy your weekend. xx

  • Reply Debbie September 6, 2022 at 14:10

    So thrilled for you Sue, well done my friend 🙂 xx

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