It’s all about promotion.  I was reading MORE magazine last night and saw a contest so I entered!  It was a beauty, style, substance contest.  I figure I could have lots of exposure if I could win something like this! You had to upload an image and write a 350 word essay (that took a lot of editing for me).  Here’s what I came up with:

I believe with age comes, not only wisdom, but also awareness that life CAN be lived on my own terms.  It’s been quite the journey.  Steve Jobs was correct, looking back we are able to connect the dots, see the synchronicities and marvel at how the yellow brick road unfolds.  We find our heart, our brain and the courage to make the leap into the unknown.  At least that’s what happened to me.

Beauty:  These days my hair is silver.  My body is in good shape with healthy eating, (I lost 30 lbs with Weight Watchers 6 years ago).  Exercise (from running to now walking/biking/yoga as my choice for workouts) has always been an important part of my life and the benefit is not only does it keep me relatively sane it also keeps me fit.  A zest for life radiates with a glow in my skin and eyes.

Style:  These days I feel much more accomplished in creating my own style.  I was an Interior Design major in college so art, architecture, color, line, texture, style and seeing the beauty in the natural world were always relevant to me.  Believe it or not, however, I wasn’t as comfortable with my own style.  My first husband was gay.  He had a great sense of style and knew what looked good on me (I should have had a clue).  I used to tell people that it took me awhile to learn to shop for myself and find my own sense of style after being divorced because Bill purchased most of my clothes!

Substance:  These days I’m an Artist/Author/Entrepreneur.  My greeting card and gift line called “Words and Watercolors” continues to grow.  Imagine the Life You’d Love to Live then Live It!52 inspired habits and playful prompts” is being published by Viva Editions this fall.  Life is good.  The transformation from Single Mom/Corporate Sales Queen (living in Seattle), to Sadie, Sadie, Married Lady (living in San Francisco) wasn’t an easy path but like the caterpillar that must become a chrysalis before spreading its wings…I’ve learned to fly!


Scroll to Top