If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’ve mentioned the style statement a few times. This is an impressive book that really looks at you as a person, to determine what you core style is. One of the writers of that book is Danielle Laporte. I thought she would still be busy doing something related to her book as it was quite successful, but it turns out she has set her mind on other things.
She went on to create the Spark Kit, which is, as she describes it, a soulful and practical guide to creating success on your own terms. She is also a regular and inspiring speaker on such topics as how to become a successful entrepreneur while doing what you love. She has now written another book The Fire Starter Sessions which will be published in April, but can already be pre-ordered.
In short, she is an inspirational woman whom I can only admire.
So it was with interest that I read her latest blog post What do you want to revolutionize, in which she asks which key area of life you want to change. It’s an interesting question. There are so many things I would like to change, but each of those would take a LOT of focus and determination and I just don’t feel that I’m the right person to do it.
I actually spent a lot of time finding out what I’m passionate about and what issue I want to be a spokeswoman for. I’m not an intelluctal so my options are not that broad. I think I found my place though by creating this blog. I found that I can get quite annoyed by the incredible fixation on beauty and youth and the invisibility of the older woman and through this blog I want to show women over 40, but also the fashion industry and the younger generations, that life is not all about beauty and youth. That a lot of beauty lies in maturiy, your personality, wisdom and a great sense of style, no matter your age or your size. I would like to give women over 40 the confidence to express their creativity and to show them that looking after yourself and beauty does not stop when you get wrinkles. I would like the younger women to know how incredibly beautiful they all are; to show them that as women over 40, even though we have more wrinkles and sagging skin, how accepting we are of ourselves. Perhaps if they realise that we can do it when we are old and have wrinkles, perhaps they can find that confidence when they are still young.
I realise that my message is quite subtle and that I don’t deliver it with large essays, but simply by giving practical tips, inspiration for your style to make you feel and look better, incentives to be more creative with your wardrobe and wear more colour and an article here and there on gaining more confidence or what it means to be a woman over 40 and feel great about it.
Not really revolutionary, but hopefully it will entertain you and will contribute to make life a little better and more joyful. At least it will be a bit more colourful! If I can ignite that spark in a few, it’s already worth it!
How about you? What are you passionate about and would like to revolutionize?
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