IN PRAISE OF MIDLIFE & OLDER MEN #Issue 33
Because there are some good ones out there….
Hi Lovely Readers!
How are we all? I hope you are managing to make the most of the fabulous weather we’re experiencing right now. When these pockets of amazing weather happen here in the UK, they tend to be so short-lived that I almost wish I had some form of time machine to stop time and let us all experience more of this amazing weather for much longer than just a few days!
Sad or what??
Also, if you’re new here (I think I have one or two new subscribers for this issue) the warmest of welcomes to you and I hope you enjoy what you read and it resonates with you :)
So, in this issue I’m giving tribute to those amazing mid-life and older men who stand in support of us mid-life and older women, cheering from the sidelines and helping us up the ladder. These men, too, are usually (often quietly) doing amazing things in their own lives and it’s their immensely benevolent nature that allows them to do both things. In my own small business network, I am connected with a couple of wonderful men who very much fit the above description, and they are a total asset to my life. I’m not in contact with them that much, but when I need advice in their particular field, I know I can just message them and I will benefit from their words of wisdom and feel stronger for doing so. Thank you, gentlemen :)
The reason why I’m covering this now is because I realised that I’d been banging the 45NotOut gong very loudly for over a year now addressing all the issues women of our generation face and I had very blithely ignored those enlightened men who are probably part of your network who very quietly work behind the scenes helping you get to where you want to be. Whether that’s a partner, a husband, a work colleague, a business contact or whoever, this is the issue to pay tribute to them and say thanks.
SO WHO ARE THESE MEN?
Well, as I included in the graphic above in the media, those who immediately came to mind were Sir Paul McCartney and Tom Cruise - aged 80 and 60 respectively - and still doing amazing things thwarting convention that says they should be in their slippers in front of a roaring fire. As you probably know - Sir Paul rocked a 3-hour headlining set at Glastonbury a few weeks ago and Mr Cruise developed, produced and starred in the Top Gun sequel - Maverick. And the film was equally as good as the original with a much more honourable storyline, which, I think, has more than a little to do with Tom.
Anyhow, enough of that, but my point is, that as much as we women want to be heard and seen, maybe men in mid-life and older have just as much difficulty as us and experience the same ageism. I can’t comment on this as obviously I don’t have the right equipment to experience what they experience, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they do. So, if there are any mid-life or older men reading this, then gentlemen, I stand by you side by side, and wish you well in your fight for recognition, along with us!
A NOTE FROM ME
As you are aware we are now on Issue 33 and I thank you immensely for subscribing in the first place and for staying the course.
However, that means the newsletter has a body of work covering a complete variety of subjects pertinent to mid-life women that might benefit women outside of this subscriber community. And that might mean the content is reproduced on other platforms or publications.
Whilst I’m thrilled (and more than a little flattered) if you use my content to educate and support women and it gets published elsewhere, may I respectfully ask that you get in touch with me first to let me know which content you want to re-produce and where it will be published.
I’m not interested in any financial gain if you wish to do this (that goes against the ethos of the newsletter) but like a doting mother, I just want to make sure my stuff is published in the right place for the right audience.
I’m sure you can understand :)
So, that’s a wrap for Issue 33 and, as ever, I thank you for being here. I love doing the newsletter - it’s by far the 45NotOut Platform where I shout the loudest and it’s so satisfying to know that I’m preaching to the very converted - fab women who are still in there, working hard and proving time and again that once you hit 45 you still have so, so much to offer.
Bravo to you amazing women!
So, I’ll see you in a fortnight’s time
Take care till then
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