About Me

Meet Kathleen Bolton

I just turned 50 last year.  I wasn’t fearing 50.  I actually embraced it.  I’m very proud of my age.  Perhaps because I’m very young-at-heart, I’m in good shape, and most people peg me for 35-38.  I’ll take it!  I shop in the same clothing stores as my 22 year old daughter because I love hip fashion.

I won’t run around looking like a bleach blond 50 year old Barbie trying to look like a 22 year old, but this “acting and dressing for your age” bit is just crap.  If I wanna wear something, I will not be stopped by any list on the internet that tells me what I should stop wearing once I hit 40.

As far as I’m concerned, I have decades of amazing life still ahead of me.  The first 50 years were just practice; just years of research and trying to figure out who I am and why I’m really here.

I find as I get older, I’m getting more rebellious.  If that’s what a midlife crisis is all about, then I’ve been waist deep in one for the last 11 years or so…..and counting.  My attitude these days is very “f— it”!  If it’s not going to kill me or hurt anyone else, then I’m just gonna do it.  As far as I’m concerned, we only pass this way once and I’m going to make the most of it.  I couldn’t have that attitude when I was the main breadwinner and raising 3 children, but I can and do now.

I wear so many different hats.  Perhaps that is what is so confusing for me these days.  I love the saying that Midlife is when the Universe “takes you by the shoulders and says use your talents”, but I’m not yet sure to which talents and interests they are referring.  I love to bake, and cook, and sew.  I’m an avid DIY’er.  I look at Pinterest pictures and say, “I can make that.  I can sew that.  I can build that.”  And I have!  I’ve built and stained a number of tables in my house, I’ve painted canvas pictures for my home, I’ve self-catered my son’s wedding for 70 people, including making all the desserts and food and doing all the decorating, etc..  I LOVE a challenge.  Bring it on!

That’s why I started this blog.  I needed to connect with other like women, share stories, have a few laughs, poke fun at ourselves (a lot of that), enjoy a few glasses of wine or a micro-brew beer, and just chat about things that need to be said or things that confuse the crap out of us.

Do More of What Makes You Happy“.  I painted that on a feature wall in my dining room a couple years ago, and I completely believe in it.  RESEARCHING AND WRITING POSTS FOR THIS BLOG HAS BEEN AN AMAZING AND VALUABLE JOURNEY IN MY SELF-DISCOVERY.

The most important thing in my life is my 3 amazing children.  They have all grown to be fantastically well-adjusted human beings.  I love them all very much.  But now they’re out in the world discovering and creating themselves, and it has afforded me the opportunity to further discover myself.  I mean really uncover myself; shed the mask that we wear to impress others, shed all the tears and anger that we have bottled up for so many years because we needed to look like we were holding it all together, and just LIVE.

If I speak to you, then please let me know.  I would love to create a circle of like-minded penpals and chat with other women who just ‘get me’ and are feeling the same.

‘Cheers’ to the next 50 years…the most fun and adventurous yet!!