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Is Age Really Just a Number?

My daily outlook, the manner in which I lead my life, my philosophy that keeps me in the hunt, is knowing that my age is just a number. I decided to muse on this topic because when reading your marvelous messages, some of you, label yourself by a number, unfortunately, in a negative manner.

The Real Honey Good, women over 50 age is just a number

Darling, your attitude defines your age. Not a number.

Is Age Just a Number for You?

Are you permitting your age to hold you back? Do you allow a number to stop you from exploring? Have you started to feel invisible and irrelevant?

Dear readers, it becomes a vicious cycle if you let it. As we embark on a new year, I implore you to be proud of all your accomplishments. Walk tall as an older, wiser, wonderful woman, and feel exuberant, lively and excited about your life.

Don’t let a number hold you back this year.

Our Age Shouldn’t Be Etched in Stone

Do you know the definition of age? It’s a measure of time set in stone.

As a lively group of women over 50 we are definitely not women set in stone. We are the wisest of women on the planet because we have earned our Ph.D. in life. We are wise because we know age is just a number.

A very popular online magazine wanted me to write for them. Though I was honored, I turned them down. Why? Because at the end of each of my stories I was required to disclose my age.

The incident got me thinking: Does my age define me or my lifestyle?

I started to smile as I thought about a day in the life of Honey Good…In the course of a day, I may feel many different ages depending on what is thrown my way. I may feel from 30 to 50 to 100 depending on what is taking place in my life.

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I am not defined by a number. My age is an attitude.

My Age is an Attitude

Here is an example of how my age can feel fluid:

I looked into our refrigerator. Empty. I had been very busy being busy, so busy, I forgot my husband and I needed to eat! Therefore, I had no choice but to drag myself to the market. After I parked my car, I yanked a stuck cart out of the rack, and pushed it into the market feeling 1,000 years old because I was bored with my task. Then, my iPhone rang. It was one of my grandsons needing my advice. Suddenly, darlings I was dancing down the aisle, feeling like I was 30 years old. After I hung up I said to myself, smiling, “Age is just a number.”

And for the most part, I know age is just a number.

I am a rebel with a tendency to step outside the box. It is an intoxicating feeling. I have one life to live and I intend to live each day on my terms. That is my wish for you as you step into a fresh calendar year.

Here Are My Terms for Living Life in My Golden Years

  1. Age is not a number. It is an attitude. The way I feel young is by keeping a youthful attitude full of wonder.
  2. Practice gratitude. Grateful women are happier women. Seeing the world with appreciation, not cynicism is the fountain of youth.
  3. Explore and be challenged. Put fear on the back burner and leap into new hobbies and travel.
  4. Choose vital and visible friends. Darlings, avoid dull people. You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends. So align yourself with girlfriends you revitalize you.
  5. Be an independent thinker, a nonconformist. Do you march to the beat of your own drummer?
  6. Spread love and kindness.
  7. Resolve to live through the ebb in the tides of life. You can’t earn a PhD in life without making it through challenges. I’ve had mine, and you’ve had yours. Choose to be a survivor and thriver!
  8. Take care of your body so you can use it for a very long time. Drink water. Walk daily. Stretch.
  9. Be passionate. Always ride the wave of whatever sparks joy in your heart.
  10. Have time for solitude, to connect with the inner you. To stay connected spiritually, I recommend journaling, meditating, and walking in nature. Read more about my favorite spiritual tools.
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You are more than your age. Adopt an ageless attitude.

You Are More Than Your Age

Darlings, stand tall in positive territory without any number (age) attached to your persona. Begin this year with an examination of your life and your lifestyle. Are you living within the confines of your age? You can choose to step outside that box. Carve out time to nurture your love of yourself. Then, pat yourself on the back and say: “My age is just a number, my attitude is what matters.”

What are your feelings on age? How do you keep a “young attitude”?

Lets chat in the comments!

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January 3, 2024

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  1. Sherry says:

    Amen!

    • Eva agosta says:

      I just celebrated (dec.26th) my 78 bd. Don t feel a day over 50!!! Love my life, love my Significant other, love my friends. Sound positive???. That’s the way I go through each day!! Positive beats negative by a long shot!!! a happi new year to u Shelley & of course orchid!!???????????????? I am Sharon goodhart friend.

  2. Bonnie says:

    I appreciate your first term for living life…..age IS an attitude! Totally the way I live my life at age 75 – with a positive, young outlook. I always say “If I woke up tomorrow and didn’t know how old I was, I wouldn’t act any different.” Your pearls of wisdom are something I can relate to….thank you Honey.

  3. KAy Stringer says:

    Thank you Honey! I am going to do exactly what you suggest! Age is just a number. Happy New Year and thank you for being you!!!

  4. Thyrza Cabahug says:

    Dear Susan,

    I definitely love this piece about age being just a number. My boyfriend of 3 years is much younger than me. He knows it from the beginning.
    I am as young as I want to feel which is always. He on the other has an old soul so we compliment each other. If we had look our difference in age a deal breaker we would not have this blissful relationship. So hats off to the women who always look at their age as just a number.

  5. Donna Tyler says:

    Love this article. Much needed. Turning 60 next year and divorced. Absolutely hate it, depresses me but this message is good timing and context. Spot on so thank you very much!

  6. Luanne Marcotte says:

    I just love the way you see things.. …always persuing life with a cool head and warm heart.
    You have made my heart smile so many times while reading your posts……your absolutely right, age is just a number, meaning very little as we move forward in our world…..
    Have a lovely day, Honey.
    Luanne

  7. Irene Smith says:

    Just what I needed this morning. Age is really just a number. In the Islands they actually believe this……here in the States, not so much. So your message got me on track again. Excellent!! Thank you for making my day. Plan to print off and read daily and share with my friends.

  8. Susan says:

    Dear Honey,
    This article is uplifting. It’s difficult to not let age affect you when from outside sources we are reminded of it every day.
    I agree, illness will stop you. Recently an illness has made me fearful and dreading the future. It is chronic. I love my grandchildren, exercise, fashion and all things to do with living. Keeping positive is a real challenge.

    Susan

  9. Teri says:

    I loved reading this!! I say it ALL the time to my husband!

  10. dianne says:

    AMEN! From one survivor to another!!!! You GO girl!

  11. Elizabeth Sheffer Winig says:

    Dear Honey, I love your blogs and read them every day and have saved some that have touched my heart…today’s is a keeper. I recently retired from 44 years in education and unionism, but mentally I am still that 20-something year old that stood in front of 25 7th graders – I’m raring to go and live my new life to the fullest. I am reconnecting with girlfriends from elementary and secondary school and loving every moment we are together. My grands keep me going – I call my 2 year old grandbaby my Zumba class as we are always on the move. I have my days of feeling 90, but they dissapate when I read uplifting articles or walk in nature. I am reading about aging not as a number or the walk to the grave, but as becoming the sage and shaman for younger generations. Thank you for being here for us and for sharing your sage wisdom.

  12. Julia Mullins says:

    These are the best words of advise that I have heard in a very long time and I intend to print them out and put them on my Vision Board. Thanks so much.. Happy New Year!!

  13. Jane Shadid says:

    I feel like we are long time friends. I lost my husband at 50, had 4 daughters and a family restaurant when he died suddenly of a massive heart attack. My daughters and my dog (i too love dogs) got me thru the shock. I married a wonderful man (18 years older) he lost his wife the same yeat i lost my husband. Two families joined together like yours. So you see how i relate to your daily posts. Please keep posting and helping all of us. Love, Jane

  14. Liz Taylor says:

    I am 21 with 50 years experience! That’s what I tell people if they are so indiscreet as to ask my age! It’s soooo true too ! ????

  15. Mary says:

    Thank you for your inspiring message! I’m stumped though as to how to feel 30 again when I’m post menopausal. ..no estrogen, lower serotonin, heavier, less energy, no grand kids, unsatisfying marriage….it’s an uphill battle! Keep inspiring us, Honey! ????

    • Geri B says:

      Girl, see your physician! There are drugs for that! I don’t want to offend all those who go “natural”, but I take an anti-depressant for serotonin and a small amount of estrogen. Gives enough energy to tackle the other issues!

  16. carolyn brundage says:

    Love the picture, Honey!

  17. LaQuita Diercks says:

    Age is an attitude! Numbers don’t define us! I love reading your blog, you make me smile!

  18. Pauline Cambridge says:

    Just celebrated my 81st. Birthday. I just keep thinking I’m 40. I’m fortunate because I feel good, I’m happy, and I’m healthy. No aches and pains for me yet. Have been doing yoga for over 50 years. My life is wonderful. I have to keep telling my friends to stop thinking about their age.

  19. Lee says:

    Honey, I love your blog! I look forward to reading it. Thank you

  20. SoCal Allison says:

    A few years ago, I started to make a slogan rhyme out of my birthday age. Last year it was: 63 and Free to be ME! This year it is: 64 & Ready for MORE!

    In doing so, I embrace my age and make it just a number to be proud of and happy with.
    As a young man I know has put it ever-so-nicely to me, I look good for “however years young I am!” I try to keep active even with a cane & a walker and have learned what my body craves to eat healthily now. Yes, there are health issues to deal with, but by doing so in a positive manner, I feel happier and more joyful about myself than I have ever been. So, here I go into 2024, as 64 & Ready for MORE!

    • Susan Good says:

      Your writing are my first smiles of the day!!! I am with you all the way and I am older. Age is just a number. It is all about attitude and you have a great one. Happy 2024

  21. patricia nisenholz says:

    Another article which is so timely. New Year’s Day My husband and I were having brunch with our almost 20-year-old grandaughter. The topic of “Age” came up. What was very interesting was my husband’s outlook vs. mine. *** ( I echo YOURS). My grandaughter asked me if I thought I was old… You can only imagine my reaction… and now it’s become in only 2 days embedded in every conversation. I cannot wait to say to her today
    “My age is just a number, my attitude is what matters.” TY once again. xx

    • Susan Good says:

      You are personality plus!! You tell her! Life in all respects is attitude…attitude…attitude. We all have down times when illness strikes but even then we have to pick ourselves up…and start all over again with a positive attitude. xo

  22. Pauline says:

    I turned 87 yesterday. Wow, how did that happen. I looked in the mirror and thought I don’t look that old. I don’t feel that old and I don’t think that old.
    I pretend I’m 40. My life has been a series of adventures. I feel glad to be alive. I’m happy i have lived long enough to see great grandchildren. It’s really all about attitude. You may have aches and pain sometimes but I never give in to it.

    • Susan Good says:

      You have the most refreshing attitude and I am with you all the way!! Age is just a number. Happy Birthday. I am sending my blessing for a year filled with joy, good health, and contentment. Warmly, Honey

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