“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.

Not me.

It thrills me!

Excites me!

Delights 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!)

Terrifying, right?

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.

Phew! Saved!

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.”

Oh boy.

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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24 comments

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Yes! Courageously ascending the ladder of self mastery.

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YAY!!!!!

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Absolutely! It’s a must!

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Thank you sister! I’m so grateful to have your support. Here’s to 60 Days to 60!

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I say, “HECK YAY!!” It’s going to be so uplifting!! I am excited for you Sis!

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I love that! Heck YAY! It’s going to be so uplifting!

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Yay! Will they be photo shopped or not? Perhaps that will also help with the decision!

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I’m grateful to have an awesome photog. I don’t know his process but trust everything will be beautiful. Thanks for the YAY!

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That’s a fantastic idea. Yah!

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Grateful for you!

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I say yay!

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Thank you so much sister! YAY!

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Good for you Catherine! We need more “real” reflections for women of all ages to see, as there are way too many unrealistic ones that deeply scar women to ever even want to show up and shine their brightest most natural essence. Cheering you on in every and all ways!

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Thank you so much, sister! I have to agree. I would love to see more REAL women reflected in all shapes and sizes, scars and all as life bangs us around a bit only making us more valuable on the inside. I appreciate you!

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With Kevin shooting I know that it will be magic- go for it and its a really cool goal

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I’m so lucky sister! I’ve wanted to work with Kevin forever. Maybe one day we can shoot with him together!

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Yay…yes…si…

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YAY and YAHOO!!!

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YAY! Do it girl! I’m sure you’ll look amazing!

By the way, Dray and I have a Facebook rooms workout every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday for 1 hour. 5:30 pm MT. Burns around 300 calories. Starts and ends with breathing and stretching. In between you work each part of your body and get your heart rate up a couple/few times. It’s fun. It’s FREE! We are working out and inviting any and everybody to join us.

Just let me know via facebook that you want to join in the room.

We’ve been doing the workout for 53 weeks straight!

Cindy Scurry

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Thank you sister! I would love to join you two. Julie was just sharing her experience with me yesterday. Count me in when I can do it. I have a trainer I’ll be sharing soon. We will be working out 2 to 3 times a week. I’ve never had a trainer. It feels so good to get in amazing shape again.

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Be brave. Be bold. Be true to your heart and you will never regret your dreams or your schemes. I am in the last year of my 60’s. I love my life more than ever. I know who I am and I’ve grown into speaking my truth and holding a light for the women that follow behind me. That is the gift of this threshold that you are crossing. Sixty is the beginning of a remarkable and noble passage! I support whatever choice you make on this one — because you will always be beautiful in body, heart and soul, clothes on OR off. TRUST your heart.

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Thank you so much for sharing and for being so inspiring! I know we are only just beginning and the best is yet to come, isn’t it?

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It’ll be amazing…that I know!!
XOOX
Jodie
http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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Let’s hope so!!!

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