There is a worldwide movement happening at the moment. Globally, midlife women are embracing this season of their lives, and instead of disappearing from our youth-obsessed society, they are taking to social media, are blogging, writing, podcasting and broadcasting from whatever field they are immersed in. Their combined voices are an inspiration to the generation that follows, encouraging them to follow their passions, love themselves and their dear ones ferociously and impact their worlds.
In short, our midlife sisters are not only ROCKING their midlife seasons, but they are doing it FIERCELY!
Within this sisterhood is the spirit of collaboration and of women empowering women. Since I first started the Rocking Midlife group for midlife women to find support, encouragement and friendship, there are now a number of midlife groups. One in particular has resonated with me for quite some time though and I am proud to also be associated with the Forever Fierce: The Midlife Revolution group who proclaim a similar message of empowering women in this season of life. While Catherine Grace’s group is based in the US and mine in New Zealand, both have a global reach and I love the fact that we are both providing spaces for midlife women to connect and celebrate the journey of midlife and beyond.
Which brings us to today – National – no – INTERNATIONAL Forever Fierce Day! Around the world, bloggers like myself are celebrating this day and introducing fellow fierce midlife women who are sharing their wisdom on what it means to be “Fierce at Midlife.” I am featuring four amazing women all of whom I count as friends. Each of these ladies is an amazing, intelligent, articulate woman who is making a real difference in the world and I am blessed to have connected with them. I know that their words will inspire you.
Here is to ROCKING midlife FIERCELY and make sure that you go to the main page featuring all of the bloggers from around the globe HERE.
Cat Coluccio x
52, New Zealand
What fierce at midlife means to me is about repossessing and owing my power. It’s a time to reclaim my magnetic power and achieve my life’s dreams …being empowered to be magnetic to others. It’s a time where I’ve experienced birth, death and paying a lot of tax! It’s a time of finding my truth and sharing this with my tribe and most of all my family.
Zahrina Robertson, 41
Now that I’m in my midlife what I mean by being fierce, has changed. It’s no longer about fiercely proving myself – as attractive, worthy of love or respect – it’s now about fiercely raising others up. Fiercely shining the spotlight on those voices we must heed if we are to move forward as a human race. I’ve found my place, I know who I am and what I’m about, now I’m fiercely fighting for others to do the same.
Vicki Jeffels, 49
Being fierce at midlife means you need to get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable. At midlife you find yourself needing to answer some powerful questions that are knocking at your door. Being fierce means you have to be curious and listen to your inner wisdom. Being fierce means you need to find your essence and begin to welcome the person.
Sharleen Greer, 58
Being a fierce midlifer is owning my power, being truly authentic to me after years of giving my power away to so many. I have regained my magnificence! I AM now on a mission to help others regain theirs. Connecting to the wisdom within me through a quiet space has been transformational in the way I react and act in my world. No longer am I hiding in my vunerability but I AM quietly fierce no longer having to prove or have approval from anyone but ME.
Fiona Clark, 56