Girls, I’ve been crazy getting my book ready for publication! The book, which is the first in 3, chronicles my journey to the top of the lipstick pyramid and all the life drama that accompanied me on the way up! I’m 19 on page one, ending with me at age 39. If you ever want intensive therapy, writing a book about yourself should be a definite option. The number of Beauty Witches trying to keep me down and the incredible number of “Mr. Rights” I sent packing caused some major reflection last night, while I was using my Clarisonic cleansing brush (www.clarisonic.com) with Lancome’s Absolue Premium Bx foam cleanser. I stopped and looked at my face. With the book fresh on my mind, I thought, “I look pretty good to be almost 50, with all I’ve been through in my life. ” Would I want to be 30 again? No! Would I like to have the 28 inch waist again? Yes! While I’m on the subject, I must get something off my chest! Sex and the City 2! I love these girls who are now full fledged women! Since I am the new up and coming gay Carrie Bradshaw, I took offense to the age jokes that dominated all the film reviews. Now the plot was a little crazy, but the main emphasis on how the girls are ready for assisted living? What? Just like you, I didn’t miss an episode with advice on how to handle dating, careers and relationships. These fabulous beauties have gotten older. So what! What’s wrong with us? Now don’t get me wrong, my column focuses on how to be your best including keeping father time at bay. Does that mean I should make Kim Kardashian my new hero because she’s young? That would be a polite, “No.”
As fate would have it, I turned on the NBC Today Show, sipping my first cup of morning coffee, and Meredith Vierra is interviewing Tracey Jackson, author of Between a Rock and a Hot Place! Why 50 is not the New 30. Granted we do look younger today, due to incredible health and dermatological technologies, but our life experience continues even if our faces and bodies don’t show it. Inside vs. outside? Seismic changes! Are we having to care for our parents now? Did we divorce and find ourselves dating in this new environment? Loss of job looking for work in this youth oriented market? It’s enough to make you confused and depressed if your expectation is that at 50 you should feel and act like someone 30.
Tracey said we need to take care of our health first, followed with changing parts of our lives that aren’t working for us any more. If we have 30 more years on the Earth, how do we want to spend it? What’s our plan? Stay in a horrific marriage? A job that’s sucking the life out of us? Not me! And knowing you girls, you don’t want it either! Tomorrow is seconds away! It’s time to plan just like we did in our 20’s. What do we want to do? How do we want to spend our valuable time? Here’s the interview so you can see it for yourself.
I know what I need! I need the new GPS system for aging to help me know where I’m going. Just like you, I want to look good yet I want to be remembered for making a difference in the world. The friends I trudged this road of life with helping each other every step of the way. Thanks Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha for showing us that when the life gets tough, the girls can throw on their Jimmy Choo’s and get it done together!