Over 50s Lifestyle

Changes are coming and I’m excited!

May 31, 2020
Women Living Well After 50

I’m excited and I haven’t felt this way for sometime. I’ve been thinking about making changes to my website for a while now but haven’t had the courage to take the next step. There is a feeling of change in the air, as restrictions start to ease and during my time of isolation and the completion of my Cert III Group Instructor Certificate, I’ve had the opportunity to redefine my direction and that of the blog.

I’m DREAMING BIG as Mel Robbins advises in her Youtube video

Give yourself permission to dream, and dream BIG.

Why the Change?

Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond was started 5 years ago to help me transition into an early retirement. At the time, the name was ‘catchy’ and the blog represented where I was in my life as I struggled with finding who I was in this new lifestyle. I am very proud of what I have achieved with ST60 and whilst I’m a little sad, like many things in life, we evolve and our needs or desires change and that is a positive thing. So, I’m starting the next part of my life journey with a new name, a new look and new ways to present to you, my loyal readers and friends.

A friend of mine commented that my idea to change was

bringing a new vibe and freshness to my blog

Drum roll required here……

The new name of my website will be Women Living Well – Embracing life after 50.

Women Living Well After 50

Living well can mean many things which will bring happiness, purpose and contentment. In fact, when I first sat down to think about the name, I found at least 17 different areas of our life which all contribute to us Living Well.

The website will be built around 3 pillars of information

  • Mind – Mindset, Mental health, Learning
  • Body – Exercise and Nutrition, Self-Care
  • Soul – Spiritual awareness, Contentment

My vision is to build a sense of community of Women Living Well, with accountability and support. To provide education on topics related to the 3 pillars in order to Live Well After 50.

Future plans are to start a series of interviews for the Blog and start a Podcast and Youtube channels. These may not happen overnight but it is part of my goal. The plan is to encourage Women who are currently Living Well to share their stories and inspire others to fulfill their own dreams.  Rather than just writing my own posts, I will be presenting an interview series that will be from Women who are living their life after 50 on their terms as well as guests who will discuss a range of topics all related to Living Well After 50. I’m looking at both professionals and also women who have a story to tell.

This is where I will reach out to you to suggest topics of interest or contact information for guests you recommend. You might even want to be a guest yourself!

A New Opportunity

I also have a very exciting opportunity which I have accepted. I can’t give you the full details until the position is announced next week, however, it will add to my ability to share healthy living with you and aligns perfectly with Women Living Well. So watch out for the post next week.

What does this Change mean?

Over the next week or so, you will see some changes taking place here. Firstly, the name change to the website with new domain and also to my social media accounts. You may have already seen a change of name and new look in the Facebook Group The changeover will hopefully go smoothly but I’ll be having my fingers and toes crossed and if it has some issues then so be it.

If you are a current subscriber you should still receive the weekly Newsletter or Posts when Published email but it will be from Women Living Well rather than Sizzling Towards 60.

I want to draw a line in the sand and start afresh. I won’t be promising posts every week because I want to spend time on providing quality information. This will also allow me to pursue my dream on my terms and not become overwhelmed or pressured.

I would love to hear your thoughts on my new look and direction and look forward to you being a part of it all.

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply Jennifer Jones May 31, 2020 at 08:48

    Congratulations on the new direction Sue. I’m looking forward to hearing what’s next for you. It’s very exciting

    • Reply Jan Wild May 31, 2020 at 17:42

      Congratulations Sue, I am so pleased that you have found an energising new direction and I look forward to following along.

      • Reply Sue Loncaric June 1, 2020 at 08:26

        Thanks so much Jan! I’m feeling excited and a renewed sense of purpose which I haven’t felt for some time. Have a lovely week and sending hugs your way. xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 1, 2020 at 08:20

      Thanks Jen, I’ve a renewed sense of purpose. Now I just have to make it happen but in a more measured time rather than trying to do everything at once. Have a great week! x

  • Reply Toni Pike May 31, 2020 at 09:09

    HI Sue, Congratulations on your new look – what a wonderful idea and it does give a wonderful and more flexible new vibe to your fantastic blog. Wishing you great success. love, Toni xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 1, 2020 at 08:20

      Thank you Toni! It is exciting and I think a change always brings enthusiasm which I’m definitely feeling at the moment. Have a lovely week and take care xx

  • Reply Donna Connolly May 31, 2020 at 13:11

    Congratulations, Sue!
    I love your new direction and can’t wait to find out more.
    I especially want to know about your new opportunity. Soooo exciting!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 1, 2020 at 08:21

      Hi Donna, yes life is going well at the moment with a renewed sense of purpose. Can’t wait to chat this week. xx

  • Reply HELEN May 31, 2020 at 15:12

    Hello Sue. Congratulations on your new project. I have so enjoyed being a part of Sizzling Towards 60 even though I am now past 60. I so look forward to Women Living Well. I wish you all the very best and know that it will be great.
    Best wishes and love Helen.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 1, 2020 at 08:22

      Thank you Helen! Lovely to have you continue the journey with me and I’m excited about the changes. Have a lovely week and hope you are well. xx

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au May 31, 2020 at 15:22

    Exciting times Sue and I’m so pleased to see you so fired up and enthusiastic about your new direction. I hope it brings you a great deal of joy and satisfaction as it unfolds and marks the beginning of the next “phase” in your midlife journey. Looking forward to seeing all that you’ll be bringing to the table with WLW. xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 1, 2020 at 08:23

      Hi Leanne, I am fired up and enthusiastic which I haven’t felt for some time. The key will be not to try to do it all at once and to stay grounded. Have a lovely week and see you Wednesday for MLSTL. x

      • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au June 3, 2020 at 12:09

        Hi Sue – just back for #MLSTL (and to share on my SM) – also thought I’d mention that I love your lady emerging (blooming?) from the lotus (?) in your logo – she’s the perfect choice for your theme. xxx

        • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2020 at 12:20

          Thanks Leanne, I’m happy with her too. I think it embodies the idea I’m trying to capture. xx

  • Reply Jo May 31, 2020 at 17:27

    Congratulations Sue! That’s awesome! I’m sure a lot of planning, thought , angst and energy have gone into the whole idea of change but I totally agree with pivoting to align better with your own goals and audience. Best of luck during the change!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 1, 2020 at 08:26

      Thank you Jo! I will be taking it slowly but have wanted to make some changes for quite some time. Now that my Course is finished I will have more time to devote to my Women Living Well After 50 project. Have a great week! xx

  • Reply KellyM May 31, 2020 at 21:11

    Definitely looking forward to the new look and new content.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 1, 2020 at 08:27

      Thanks Kelly, let me know if there are any topics you would like covered. Have a great week! x

  • Reply Michele Somerville June 1, 2020 at 00:49

    Congratulations to you for dreaming big. It will be interesting to follow the unfolding of this new adventure.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 1, 2020 at 08:28

      Thanks Michele! I am dreaming big and if some parts don’t happen I won’t beat myself up. You have to give things a try and I’ve been wanting to make some changes for some time now. I’m excited! Have a lovely week and take care. xx

  • Reply suzanne June 1, 2020 at 01:33

    Congratulations Sue, I am looking forward to watching your ‘new direction’ unfold. Best of luck!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 1, 2020 at 08:28

      Thanks so much Suzanne. I look forward to sharing the journey with you. x

  • Reply Eva Sundene June 1, 2020 at 03:26

    Fab Sue. Wish you the best of luck!! Love grown-up women daring to set new goals and go for them. I would love to write a few guest articles/blogs for your . I am a writer (ex chief editor) who followed my dream of moving from Norway to the Canary Islands when I was 70. Nearly 10 years ago. My life here is fantastic, and I am just about to publish New You – New Life, about getting younger, healthier, happier with smart life style. Interested? Might help your followers… Hugs from eva

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 1, 2020 at 08:29

      Hello Eva! Thank you for your comment and I’ve emailed you. Definitely interested in chatting with you further. Have a lovely week. x

  • Reply Anne Fraser June 1, 2020 at 05:38

    Congratulations. I am glad you lock down is lifting both in real life and on your blog and I look forward to hearing more about your new project.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 1, 2020 at 08:19

      Hi Anne, yes the restrictions are lifting but my concern is that people will soon forget that we still need social distancing etc. Thank you for your good wishes and yes I’m excited about life at the moment. Have a lovely week. x

  • Reply Natalie June 1, 2020 at 08:25

    Congratulations, Sue! You’ve made excellent use of the lockdown time. I look forward to finding out more. Best of luck with the technical changeover!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 1, 2020 at 08:31

      Hi Natalie, yes it was great to have the time to devote to the course and think through my new direction. I’m taking the technical changeover slowly so fingers crossed.

      • Reply Natalie June 3, 2020 at 08:14

        Hi Sue, Your enthusiasm and excitement shine in this post. I’m excited for you. Thanks for hosting MLSTL and sharing your news with us. #MLSTL

        • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2020 at 11:52

          Thank you Natalie. Wouldn’t it be lovely if I could visit you again one day and we could go on one of your walking tours xx

  • Reply Debbie Harris June 1, 2020 at 15:29

    This is so exciting Sue and I’ve enjoyed being a part of your cheer squad along the way. Can’t wait to see where these changes will take you xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2020 at 08:06

      I value your opinion Deb and the opportunity to run things by you is much appreciated. Hope you are having a lovely week. xx

      • Reply Debbie Harris June 3, 2020 at 20:05

        Back for #mlstl and still feeling very excited on your behalf 🙂

  • Reply Jo June 1, 2020 at 15:41

    I love your new look, your logo and your new direction. You continue to inspire me – and so many others – and I can’t wait to hear what is next!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2020 at 08:06

      Oh thank you Jo for your lovely comment. I do try to inspire others although I’m a small fish in a big pond. We can all inspire each other in our own way. You inspire me with your cooking. xx

  • Reply Nancy Dobbins June 3, 2020 at 05:46

    Hi Sue,
    Love the new name and the new look…seems like exciting things are on the horizon for you! Have always loved your blog and the helpful content you publish for all of us. Can’t wait to see the new evolution.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2020 at 08:20

      Thank you Nancy! I’ve been thinking about it for some time and now that my Fitness course is completed I will have more time to devote to my new direction. Take care and lovely of you to stop by xx

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee June 3, 2020 at 07:29

    How exciting! Can’t wait to hear about the opportunity…#MLSTL

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2020 at 08:22

      It is exciting Lydia but I’m determined to take it slowly so I don’t get overwhelmed. I have so many ideas swirling around but need to stay focussed and take baby steps. x

  • Reply Nancy Andres June 3, 2020 at 07:33

    Dear Sue, So excited for you. Glad you’re happy about the new direction you’re taking. Can’t wait to learn more. Thanks for hosting #MLSTL and have a fabulous day.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2020 at 08:25

      Thanks Nancy, it feels good to have enthusiasm and a new project to work on. You have a wonderful day and thanks for joining us at #MLSTL.xx

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt June 3, 2020 at 08:38

    How exciting for you, Sue! Congratulations! I’m looking forward to what you have in store for us midlifers!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2020 at 11:49

      Thanks Terri! It is an exciting time for me that is for sure. x

  • Reply Min @ Write of the Middle June 3, 2020 at 09:04

    Love the name change Sue and it’s wonderful that you’re feeling excited. Congratulations on completing your studies too! I know what an achievement and relief that would feel. xo

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2020 at 11:51

      Thanks Min! I’ve been thinking about it for a while and decided to take a deep breath and go for it. xx

  • Reply Deborah June 3, 2020 at 11:02

    It’s so exciting for you Sue and I love the new direction. And it’s wonderful you’re excited about it. I think you are a great ambassador for living well and look forward to see what comes next!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2020 at 11:52

      Thanks Deb! I’m hoping it all goes to plan but you have to try don’t you? Thank you for you lovely words. xx

  • Reply Christina Henry June 3, 2020 at 11:54

    I’m really excited for you and wish you all the best. I can’t wait to see the new website. The great thing about blogging is that it can branch off in many different directions and is possible to evolve as you have. Best of luck in your new ventures!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 3, 2020 at 11:55

      Thanks Christina! I’m looking forward to exploring new ways to present topics and support for women over 50. Have a great week! x

  • Reply Erica/Erika June 3, 2020 at 12:50

    Hi Sue, I love your title, the heading photo, everything about your website! I double checked to make sure I was still following your blog and I did not lose it in the changes.

    I like the phrase “bringing a new vibe and freshness to my blog.”

    Dreaming Big is great advice. You are inspirational, Sue. I have told you before how “you walk the talk.” Your energy leaps from the page. I look forward to reading and learning more. Congratulations on all! xx

    • Reply Erica/Erika June 4, 2020 at 11:12

      Hi again, Sue, I am back to share #MLSTL and share SM. Thank you for being you! xx

      • Reply Sue Loncaric June 5, 2020 at 12:47

        Thank you lovely! You are so kind and supportive. Have a beautiful weekend xx

  • Reply Retirement Reflections June 3, 2020 at 14:44

    Hi, Sue – I’m back again from #MLSTL. You are such an inspiration to all. You are an outstanding example of modeling what you say. Bravo to you!

  • Reply Enda Sheppard June 3, 2020 at 19:38

    That’s exciting news indeed. Wishing you the very best of luck with it Sue.

  • Reply Candi Randolph June 3, 2020 at 20:44

    Hi Sue, it’s exciting to see the changes in your direction and site, and can feel the excitement in your words. I’m looking forward to seeing the direction this takes. I know it will be a healthy one! xo

  • Reply Jennifer June 3, 2020 at 23:39

    This is so exciting. I can’t wait to hear about the new position.

  • Reply Christine June 4, 2020 at 15:59

    Exciting times! I wish you well with the changes. I’m about to do a similar thing with my blog. Having tested the waters for a while, I’ve worked out the bits I want to really concentrate on so will be making some changes. Look forward to seeing what eventuates with your new model.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 5, 2020 at 12:46

      Hi Christine, it is exciting making changes isn’t it? I’ve certainly found a new enthusiasm and I look forward to seeing the changes you are making. Enjoy your weekend. x

  • Reply Denyse Whelan June 4, 2020 at 16:19

    How good is it when ‘life’ ends up serving us more opportunities in different ways. Congratulations Sue. I sense the excitement and the good news and am thrilled for you.

    Denyse #mlstl

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 5, 2020 at 12:45

      Hi Denyse, I’m pretty excited about it all and although I’m dreaming big and some dreams may not become reality at least I’m giving it a try. have a lovely weekend and thank you for your lovely comments. xx

  • Reply Christie Hawkes June 5, 2020 at 22:33

    Congratulations Sue! I love the new look and the name. The format you describe sounds perfect. I look forward to hearing your big announcement! #MLSTL

  • Reply Cheryl June 6, 2020 at 22:35

    Hi Sue, your new look suits you! I’m looking forward to reading more in your new format – I’m mostly interested in spiritual growth so I’ll be looking out especially for those posts when you publish them! Have a lovely weekend. 🙂 x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 8, 2020 at 08:12

      Hi Cheryl, thank you for your compliment about my ‘new look’ and I also appreciate you giving me some feedback on the topics that are of interest to you. Have a lovely week and thanks for stopping by.

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