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Meaningful Mondays: Women of Midlife Be Courageous & Shine

April 10, 2017
Meaningful Mondays: Be Courageous

Meaningful Mondays: Be Courageous

So often I hear women of midlife expressing the fear that they will become ‘invisible’ as they get older.  This does not have to be the case.  Sure our lives do change as we become ’empty nesters’, retirement happens and we have more time to ourselves.

But these changes can be a good thing.  It is now ‘your time’.

Women, especially women Over 50, need to draw on their reserves of courage and go for it.  If you shrink away and say you have nothing to offer then you will become invisible.

Now is the time for you to concentrate on you and be more aware of what you want in life, as a person – not as someone’s wife/partner, mother, child.  YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL

We all have something to offer, so get out there and let your voice be heard!  You are valuable so respect your abilities and shine.

Here is the quote for this week Meaningful Mondays: Be Courageous

I love this quote from Brene Browne,


Midlife Women Be Courageous

It is now your time. What can you do this week to Be Courageous?

To help you get started I would love you to read my post Take a Midlife Self-Discovery Tour and Challenge Yourself

“Women of Midlife: Be Courageous, show up and let your voice be heard!”

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Read more about midlife motivation here…..

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  • Reply Debbie Harris April 10, 2017 at 19:45

    Great advice Sue! We are only invisible sometimes if we let ourselves become so. I’m not letting that happen ?

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 11, 2017 at 07:51

      Thanks Debbie. Yes it is so easy to say we are too old or feel invisible now that we have retired. However, there is still plenty of life left for living so we need to make the most of it. Have a great day! xx

  • Reply Shirley Corder April 11, 2017 at 20:21

    Thanks for a good post. Yes, we often find it easier to keep quiet, then we wonder why no one notices us. 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 12, 2017 at 13:00

      Yes I know Shirley or in my case I feel self conscious or that what I do have to say is not important. Fortunately, I’m changing that view of myself and enjoying my life more. Have a great week.

  • Reply Bren | A Splash of Cray April 12, 2017 at 01:42

    I love this, Sue! Too many of us keep quiet and reserved. In midlife I swore I would be more “me” and that’s exactly what I’m doing! Great read!


    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 12, 2017 at 13:03

      Good for you Bren! I’m so pleased you enjoyed the post and hope that others might be encouraged to be who they really are rather than trying to please everyone. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day x

    • Reply Sydney Shop Girl April 16, 2017 at 11:25

      Hear, hear Bren! And thank you, once again, for another week’s inspiration, Sue!

      SSG xxx

      • Reply Sue Loncaric April 17, 2017 at 09:15

        My pleasure SSG I hope you have a fabulous week!

  • Reply Beth (GrannyBeth3) April 12, 2017 at 09:36

    Even when I am “invisible” to others, if I’m visible to me then I’m OK. I need to listen to myself, to my wants and needs.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 12, 2017 at 12:59

      So true Beth and now is the perfect time of life to be this way. How you feel is the most important of all. Have a great week!

  • Reply Jo Tracey April 13, 2017 at 16:38

    Great advice. I find that as I’m getting older, I’m becoming more who I am… Happy Easter, Sue.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 13, 2017 at 17:30

      Thanks Jo and I hope you have a lovely Easter and the move goes well x

  • Reply Grammy Dee April 13, 2017 at 17:19

    Thanks for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty, I shared your post.

  • Reply Kathy Marris April 13, 2017 at 17:27

    Thanks for this motivational message Sue. We really do need to tell ourselves we are still valuable and worthy of recognition. We may be dented on the outside but for most of us our motors are still in good condition!! 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 13, 2017 at 17:31

      We certainly are Kathy and look at you go in the hot air balloon! I think we can all encourage each other to come out of our shell and be the person we know we truly are. Have a lovely Easter break and not long until your Italian holiday 🙂

  • Reply Min@WriteoftheMiddle April 13, 2017 at 18:59

    Totally agree Sue. It’s a great message! We do not need to become invisible. I choose not to by having my blog and a voice. I am enjoying rediscovering myself as an individual. You do tend to lose yourself somewhat during the years of juggling being a wife, mother, housekeeper etc and working! Loving having more time for me now! 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 13, 2017 at 20:53

      It is a wonderful time of life isn’t it Min? I started the blog as I felt lost when I retired but now my life is full. I run, I have a blog, I mind my grandson one day per week, I spend time with my husband. Life is good. Happy Easter and enjoy the break.

  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill April 14, 2017 at 00:08

    I wrote about not being invisible during the week Sue – I think women over 50 have become so much more visible lately – we just need to remember to smile, shine and be proud of ourselves and get out there and do our thing!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 14, 2017 at 07:11

      I know Leanne it was spooky as I had this post scheduled for a few weeks. I think it is such an important subject though so great that we are both spreading the message. Have a lovely Easter with your family. xx

  • Reply Kathleen April 14, 2017 at 14:31

    Today I was standing beside a man. Two other men walked in – saggy old gray men. They spoke to the man beside me, who nodded. I spoke, god help me. Do you know that look? That “why is she talking?” look that women over a certain age get?
    I am a little jealous that young women today will not ever have to deal with the men of my generation.
    My revenge is that they still have to deal with me, because I have been fighting too long to give up now.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 17, 2017 at 09:11

      Oh Kathleen I know what you mean so infuriating. The good thing is that you do speak up and remember revenge can be sweet!!! Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day.

  • Reply Lyndall @ SeizeTheDayProject April 14, 2017 at 16:37

    I love it Sue! I believe you’re only invisible if you allow it to be the case. You don’t have to be in people’s faces, but in my experience, you can live your life on your own terms and be visible when you want to be.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 17, 2017 at 09:13

      So right Lyndall it is up to us isn’t it? Thank you for your encouraging words about the post and I hope you have a fabulous week. Here’s to living on our own terms. xx

  • Reply Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit April 15, 2017 at 13:16

    We all have something special to offer the world. Absolutely.
    Love it!

  • Reply SuziesView April 16, 2017 at 01:11

    So happy to find this post at Bloggers pit stop today because I am 42 and almost an empty nester with an almost 18 yr old and a 22 yr old who aren’t around much at all. My whole Identity since I was 20 was a mom. I woke up a year ago saying to myself who else am I since they don’t need me in the same ways anymore or as much? So I am been on a journey of who am I outside of motherhood and it has been great for me so far. I so agree with this post so much and it encourages me to keep going on with life and I am not invisable.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 17, 2017 at 09:18

      Oh you have made my day with your comments Suzie and I think you might realise you aren’t alone in the feelings you have. Once the children have grown what is there for us? It is time to live our lives the way we want to and I am so happy you feel encouraged by what I have written. Have a beautiful day and thank you for stopping by xx

  • Reply Grammy Dee April 18, 2017 at 00:39

    Thank you for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

  • Reply candy April 18, 2017 at 09:28

    We have much to contribute. Thanks for linking up with #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

  • Reply Lori Hill-Smith April 19, 2017 at 07:48

    Such sage advice! Thank you for linking up at #TheBloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

  • Reply Clearissa Coward April 19, 2017 at 09:15

    I am encouraged by your post. Thank you for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I have shared on social media.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 20, 2017 at 16:53

      Thank you Clearissa and I hope you have a beautiful day.x

  • Reply Menaka Bharathi April 20, 2017 at 02:25

    You are right, your post gives a confidence to be so.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric April 20, 2017 at 16:48

      Thanks Menaka for stopping by and have a beautiful day.

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