The Morale of Being Feisty After 45

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A funny thing happened on my way to middle age: I reinvented my groove (and I don’t even know Stella).


I think most women (and probably some men- maybe- perhaps- occasionally) can relate to this.


As a woman you are constantly juggling more then one hat: Eternal Girl, Grown Woman, Absolute Ruler, Benevolent Mother, Wise Partner, Social Activist, Rule Breaker, Sex Kitten. You get the picture.


Of course, everyone must go through the obvious stages of life; Childhood, teenage survival, faking it into ‘adulthood’, finding a job, a partner, some reliable friends, and there’s also coming to terms with the fact that you’re not going to become whatever the hell you jotted down in your seventh grade dream journal…


…Or can you?


Women have an uncanny ability to be patient.


And quiet risk takers.


And open to change.


They also have a unique set of skills and all of the wisdom that comes with having to juggle an infinite amount of ‘balls’ in the air at once.


In fact, we are so skilled at ‘balls’ we hit a few out of the park on occasion.



Enter: This ‘thing’ we call the Internet and add to IT this ‘format’ we call a Blog and throw THAT around a bit on this mechanism that’s called ‘social networking’ and then (whew) chance into a few people actually reading your shizz and THEN someone calls and asks you if you’d like to be a part of a published anthology along side some of the best and most brilliant writers of your same kind, and you say ‘Hell Yes’ because you’re not an idiot and a simple ‘yes’ is ever more effective when a good ‘Hell’ accompanies it, and then this WARRIOR WOMAN (I’m looking at you Elaine Ambrose) goes out and makes Feisty After 45 #1 on Amazon’s Best Seller list & #1 on Amazon Kindle & paperback!


Holy Crap which is my way of saying Amen.


So, (Let’s catch our breath pour another glass of wine. There. That’s better. Alright. Again…) So, you can imagine there’s a moral to this right?

Why yes there is.


Don’t give up, give in, or go out without a bang, and never, I mean NEVER be afraid to be…


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At any age.



Or Holy Crap.

I like Holy Crap.


  • Suzy Turner - Absolutely brilliant! I must say I’m loving your blog, I think I’ll stay around for a while 🙂

    • Cheryl - Well you just made my day Suzy! So wonderful to have a new reader and you should stick around- I throw good parties! Hahaha.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Ambrose - Excellent! We are warriors, indeed! When do I get to see you again. Think of all the trouble and mayhem we could cause…ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I’m hoping to attend the Midlife conference in Vegas. I’m bring bail $.ReplyCancel

  • tam Warner Minton - No worries, I’ve been feisty for most of my life. I have lived the “usual” woman life while also living outside of it and never being truly a part of it. Make sense?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Perfect sense. You know the dance steps but have your own song playing in your head. I GET it.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountry - Cheryl, I am not surprised, I love reading you. Great job 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - I love how in this book, “feisty” is demonstrated in so many different ways. MANY ways. Because feisty is in the eye of the beholder. And in the eye of the fiesty one. Speaking as a Feisty Over 45er. Yeah, in the book. Elaine is like the producers who get that women over a certain age can act and need roles. And content that serves our age group. So glad she’s there for us!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth A. Havey - Your writing style will fit right in. Sex kitten I don’t think I ever was. LOL. Wishing you the best.ReplyCancel

  • Estelle Sobel Erasmus - Yay you!! Can’t wait to read this one!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - You go girl! I can so relate, except no one famous called me. I do the the feeling of success though. There is nothing like getting an Amazon Best Seller Badge–unless it would be a call from a movie producer, but I’m not holding my breath. You be feisty! I’ll do it my way!ReplyCancel

  • Mary La Fornara Gutierrez - I like Holy Crap, too! Congratulations! Looking forward to it!ReplyCancel

  • Carolann Iadarola - Wow, best seller cred! I really need to grab a copy and read it soon. Best of continued luck with it sweetie! Oh and yes, Holy Crap!ReplyCancel

  • Rosalind Warren - “Holy crap which is my way of saying Amen.” LOVE it. I’m in this book too and I can’t wait to read it. I’m in excellent company. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - So great to have so many feisty voices out there. This is not our grandmothers’ midlife!ReplyCancel

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