“We don’t change the world with small thoughts.
We change the world with big thoughts.” – Catherine Grace O’Connell
Many women dread the thought of turning 60.
It thrills me!
Drum roll … July 7, 2021 … a day that may live in infamy.
But I need your feedback on a crazy idea.
Can you give me a YAY or a NAY!
Because it scares the pants off me … ummm … literally.
Small thoughts keep us small.
Big thoughts make way for big things.
Have you ever had an idea, a thought, an inspiration come to you that felt too big, too much, too terrifying?
Well, I had one of those thoughts recently.
A big thought.
A crazy thought.
A thought where I would LOVE your thoughts.
Much of the time, I still feel like a kid on the inside.
Yet, on the outside, I know I don’t look like a kid. Especially after 2020 and lockdown. I haven’t been feeling my best – particularly when it comes to the physical side of things.
I haven’t been to a gym, a yoga class or anywhere involving even the teeny tiniest smidge of self care in a year and a half.
I don’t think I’m alone.
So, for my 60th birthday, I had a crazy idea of bringing my sisters along with me for 60 Days to 60!
For 60 days, I’m going to work toward being in the best physical shape I can be – from home – as well as working on myself emotionally, mentally and spiritually – so that on my 60th birthday I can feel and be my best in ways that any woman out there can as well!
But that’s not really the crazy part.
I’m daring myself to do a totally nude photoshoot.
Like with no clothes.
Wearing only my “Infit!”
Yup, you heard that right.
No outfit. Just an Infit! Scars and all.
In other words, utterly stark naked! ( Well, maybe strategically placed scarves, arms, rocks, furniture … whatever!)
It is for me.
Of course, I immediately backed down and created a way out: I’d only do it if a famous, top professional photographer would do a creative and sensual shoot.
So I called Kevin Steele, the award winning photographic savant that does those beautiful Amex Travel Photos and other hi-end corporate work and shared my idea.
To my horror, he said “Great idea! I love it! I’m in.”
One thing I’ve learned over the past few years is not to run away from what scares you. Rather, run smack dab into what scares you (unless it’s some predatory beast like a saber tooth tiger! In that case, run fast!)
Here’s my plan.
For 60 days, I will open up my personal journal with you to share my thoughts and innermost feelings about my experience. I’ll share my highs. I’ll share my lows. I’ll share my successes. I’ll share my failures.
No matter what, I plan to bare my body and soul for all to see on July 7th, my 60th birthday!
Tastefully and sensually of course!
After all, Mastering Modern Midlife means Mastering Ourselves. It means mastering our minds. It means mastering our fears.
After 6 decades on this planet, my body has taken some hits. A life threatening illness. A year unable to walk. Multiple surgeries.
I plan to show my physical imperfections – my scars – as they are part of me. Part of my story. Part of my strength.
I plan to share everything with you – bare everything with you!
What I’m going to do is to get in great shape after over a year or lockdown. I’ll share my nutrition plan, my supplements, my self care routines, my skin care regimens along with my process along the way.
I have a couple surprises up my sleeve to share with you too!
Will you join me?
60 Days to 60 would be so much more fun with my sisters along for the journeys.
Can I get a YAY or a NAY?
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