Hi, everybody! My name is Rexanne, and I’m a 50 something Mississippi gal. I have wanted to be a blogger for years, and I decided 2021 would be the year for me to pursue that dream (adding another hat to my huge pile).
I have so much to say, yet sometimes finding the words are difficult. Do you ever feel that way?
Anyway, I was talking to my husband about the name for my blog. I told him I had noticed there weren’t any really flattering synonyms for older women. I started digging deeper, and nope…not a one. Then we came up with vintage…..
Sure, it may seem a little odd to use the word “vintage” but let’s dig a little deeper. According to Merriam-Webster “vintage” has several meanings. The most appropriate for this occasion is “length of existence: AGE”.
The other definition I have a fondness for is “a collection of contemporaneous and similar persons or things.”
Contemporaneous… I really like that word and find it so fitting for this space. It is very likely since you are here reading this that you and I are contemporaneous together. Why? We find ourselves in the same season of life now…or almost the same season.
ANYWHO…. that’s where vintage came from. As we talked further, I began blurting out one adjective after the other..anything that seemed remotely appropriate. Then Jason said, “victoriously vintage”.
Ah! The man knows my heart. Those two words said everything I was feeling.” And so Victoriously Vintage was born.
Together, these two words create a beautiful picture of life after 50. We are amazing. Free (with regard to a lot of things). Outspoken (often but not necessarily always). More passionate about things we believe in strongly than possibly ever before in our lives. And the list goes on and on.
There is so much life yet to live. I remember when I was a kid, my mother turned 38 and I thought she was ANCIENT. When I turned 38, I still felt so young. Here I am at almost 52 and I still don’t feel old. Older…but not old.
Just about two years ago, I was on the verge of 50. My birthday came and went and honestly, it wasn’t a big deal. I do see some things that are different, though. Improved. And others a little more challenging. But won’t we find things that are better and things that are worse at any age? Of course.
Victoriously Vintage is about living your best, most victorious existence after 50. It can totally happen and I’m working on experiencing it more days than not. How about you?