58 Years!

So in my world there has been SO MUCH talk about age. Is it good to say your age….is it important, necessary? Why is it such an issue? Are we making it an issue or are others? I say, “WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE???” Sometimes the topic drives me crazy, because honestly…..why does anyone care?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME…..yep 58 years YOUNG!

I am 58 years old today, and so proud to say my age! I LOVE being in my fifties! I have more confidence, more wisdom, more experience, more love for myself, more compassion for others, smarter, tougher, and could really go on and on! For ME personally (and I have  to insert that I don’t care how others feel, to each his/her own) I think it’s important to say my age. Women, girls, men, boys need to know what 58 looks like! I remember when my mom was in her forties and I thought, “Wow, that’s really old!” So funny! In many ways I still feel like I’m 16, 20, 25, 30, 40! We still are who we are when we were younger. We still have feelings, we can still be hurt, feel like no one cares, feel lonely, feel scared and afraid, and everything in-between! But as we age, we develop more self-love and acceptance and confidence in ourselves, which then makes it easier to combat the negative!

I have LOVED writing this blog, and having CHIC OVER 50 as my platform to share with other women! I get such amazing and inspiring emails daily from women everywhere, that are so touching and empowering. I appreciate all of you for your strength! The other day a woman messaged me about having just found out she has cancer and is a single mom. She felt inspired to hurry and dye her hair PINK before she lost it all. As I read it, and even now as I write this, I cried. Big deal about the pink hair, right? WRONG!!!! If her pink hair can bring her some JOY for a bit, then you go girl……..you go and get your hair in the most BEAUTIFUL pink shade ever!!! And then you rock it and have FUN with it. Let it make you smile! Let it fill your heart full of everything you need to get you through your journey!!!

So you see why I feel like my blog is a GIFT! If it’s a way for me, at 58 today, to share and help others….then I’m blessed!!! If you’d like to follow along with my friend, her Instagram is @dbeth1977

I’m going to continue to ROCK my fifties, because that’s who I am. People may not like it, and believe me as I go along with this, there really are people who express to me that they don’t like me…too short, don’t like pink hair, think I’m too much “out there”, but I say that that doesn’t matter to me. If I feel confident in whatever I’m wearing or doing, then that’s good enough for me! When I put this outfit on to do my pictures, my little one told me, “Grandma, that doesn’t match!” But then she turned right around and told me she loved my lipstick! So see, you can’t please EVERYONE with your fashion sense.

One of the most important things I’ve heard so far this year is….YOU DO YOU! I’ve let that be my motto! You do You, and I’ll do ME!

THANK YOU to ALL of YOU sweet friends, for letting me in to your world! I’ve loved it all, and hope that you will live your life in JOY! Now……I’m going to go make my wish,  blow out my candle, and have my double chocolate cupcake with frosting!

Shauna…..XO

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66 thoughts on “58 Years!

  1. Happy Happy Birthday!! And “BRAVO” for your post ! Please keep up your wonderful messages …..they are making a difference in my life and I am sure for many others also.

    1. Happy Birthday to you. I am a few months older and must agree we must do as you say “You do you”…..be yourself smile laugh wear that 58 with pride and confidence, if others don’t like it or you, then I say……their loss. Life is short and it is meant to be the best we allow it to be. Enjoy your day and continue being you…..I look forward to your posts,blog and pictures. I love love love the pink hair, I may not do pink but I am definitely on the search for a cute funky short hair style time to switch it up. Have a great day and enjoy that cupcake.🎉🎊🎂

  2. Happy Birthday! And thank you for “you doing you” and writing your blog, I love reading your post!

  3. Happy Birthday! From my vantage point at 70, 58 is young! If you have health and a curious attitude towards life, age is not a factor. Do you know the 99 year old yoga teacher Tao Porchon Lynch? She says she dosn’t believe in age, it’s all about attitude. So rock that pink hair and sassy style!

  4. Happy birthday to a very special and inspiring gal! You radiant joy and fun, so great to see especially in a woman in our age bracket. You defy the age gods! Cheers to more pink hair and fabulousness!

  5. Love your blog and you! You are very inspirational!! Keep doing you! Happy Birthday. I’ll be turning 58 this year as well and feel very blessed. 💓

  6. Happy Birthday Shauna have a wonderful and blessed Day. Always looking forward to your Blog and fierce messages they just wonderful and I learn a lot about fashion. I never thought about wearing my Shirt Dresses as a Duster. Keep up the good work, looking forward to the next Post.

  7. Happy Happy Happy Birthday!!! Continue on your wonderful journey… it inspires so many of us! You being You helps lots of us to be us!!! 💛💛💛Enjoy 58!!! Looking forward to my 56!!!

  8. Happy Birthday to you! I look forward to reading your blog every single day. You have inspired me to try new things and to be proud of my age-54. Thank you for the inspiration. May you have many more happy and healthy birthdays

  9. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼Your my spirit animal!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU 💄👑💥💥

  10. Happy Birthday 🎁🎊🎈🎂. Your blog today spoke to my heart. I’m 51 and I love seeing women my age such as yourself who are such great role models. Let’s not be afraid to get older, it’s a privilege.

  11. Many happy returns of the day and many more happy years to you! I think you look fabulous and totally agree with You Do You. At 61, I am long over trying to impress anyone but me! 😃

    1. Hi Rebecca…thank you! Yes it’s good to only be concerned with impressing ourselves!!! 🙂

  12. Happy birthday! I love your blog and your message….self acceptance and self confidence are essential! That cupcake sounds divine!!! Hope you enjoy your day!

  13. Happy Birthday Shauna! Hopefully we can all just let go and celebrate who we are at whatever age! Keep rockin girl!

  14. Happy, Happy Birthday to you! You are 58 years beautiful and I LOVE the confidence, your desire to want to look good and feel good, and the ability at this age to say “I don’t care”. I am 52, work hard at staying fit and looking good and I love other women that care enough about themselves to do the same. You are an inspiration and I hope this year is filled with fabulous new adventures for you in your Fabulous Year of 58!!
    Dawn

  15. Good morning and Happy Burthday! I’m actually one year behind you (July 61) and absolutely loved hearing your inspiring words! Thank you!

    On another note…I’m looking for something special to wear for an upcoming extended LARGE family photo shoot and thinking about something different than all others…maybe a maxi or a jumpsuit… ideas on where to shop for those? My usual places (Macy’s, Dillard’s, Chico’s are a bust! Thanks in advance. Pam

    1. Hi Pam….Anthropologie ALWAYS has great jumpsuits and maxis! The other department stores I would think would have lots of variety too! Good luck and THANK YOU!

  16. Happy Birthday! I just turned 50 and happened across your blog six months before my birthday. I so enjoy your style and fun attitude towards life!

  17. Happy birthday and thank you for the inspiration – to do me!! I recently had my stylist add purple to my hair after a long time wanting to rock some purple. I couldn’t really answer the question “what are you waiting for?” so I took the plunge and am so glad I did. At 56 years young, I agree that we each get to determine our best selves and follow our inner voice that says, “no time like the present!!”

  18. Happy birthday, Sweet Girl! My goodness, you’re so, so, SO adorable! Thank you for your joy and gratitude and ATTITUDE!! YOU inspire me! YOU inspire ALL of us! Rock on!

  19. Wishing you a most wonderful and joyous birthday, fierce one! Your inner youthful spirit radiates so brightly. Keep glowing and going! Thank you for sharing your happiness—it’s contagious!

  20. They’ve all said it all…you ARE an inspiration to MANY, and hopefully each one will inspire others to do the same: ROCK WHO YOUR ARE! Happiest 58th celebration EVER!

  21. I just turned 60 and am feeling beat down by life… I love your column and clothes you wear and your beautiful attitude. Your column today is wonderful and makes me feel so much better. I am usually a glass half full type of person and ALWAYS think tomorrow will be better (or different). Thanks for being you.

    1. Lucia…..thank you! Just know that EVERYONE has struggles! When you’re looking at my blog or ANY other blog, what goes on behind the scenes is REAL LIFE! It’s not all what it seems to be! Live each day the best YOU can! XOXOXO

  22. I love your blog, I am going to be 61 this year. I love that you don’t let anything get in the way of your fashion style. I wish I could be more daring with my style. You inspire me to step out of my comfort zone and have fun with fashion. Now I just have to do it.

  23. Hello Shauna,

    I stumbled across picture of you on Pinterest, when I was browsing women with short grey hairstyles. Which led to checking out your blog. Not only did admire your hairstyle (including pink color you’re rocking, lol), but your sense of taste in fashion too! By the way, happy belated birthday!!!! You look fabulous!!! I turned 52 on March 24th and never had a problem telling my age. I call it the 50 & Fabulous stage. And I agree with what you said about having a better sense of your self at this time of my life.

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