As you probably know, if you follow me here or on my Instagram, I just returned from a three day blogger meet-up in Phoenix. Our host was Sherry of Petite Over 40 (thank you again, Sherry) and we had the most raucous and illuminating time. Lots of eating, talking, shopping, learning, eating, and even Goat Yoga.
As always, I try to extract life lessons from all my experiences. Spending time with other 40+ bloggers – I was the eldest, as per usual – left me with a raft of good memories and some new insights:
We are most definitely not dead yet. The energy and enthusiasm, and late night talks – we closed down one restaurant at 11PM – of all these women is amazing. There was no complaining about being “too tired” for anything. We still have a lot of creativity and laughter in us, so you youngsters: don’t fear growing older. We are still firecrackers.
Life is more fun with friends. I am an introvert by nature, and I treasure time alone. But nothing is more fun than a group of like-minded women, exploring and inquiring and learning together. I have to push myself to socialize more, and enjoy the energy of other people.
Relationships are more important than clothes, although clothes brought us together. Yes, we write about style – but we can write about anything as long as we find that common ground. We covered careers, finances, health, husbands, pets and long-term aspirations. We picked out clothes for each other at the consignment store, just for the fun of it. Put people before fashion, and you’ll be sure to find more joy.
Header credit: Odyssey.
We don’t love only clothes, but we do love clothes. Some smart pieces here:
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