Ok – confession time. I am just over 50 and quite frankly I am not sure how I got to be this age. I don’t feel 50. I find myself contemplating how my age affects every aspect of my life. (Is this middle age or just my latest obsession?)
Quite frankly age never has been an issue for me except maybe when I was growing up, and looking forward to those milestones. You all know those childhood milestones – dating age, drivers license, drinking age, etc… In fact when you are younger time just seems to drag by. Then you hit that mystical age when all of a sudden time speeds up and in seemingly in a blink of an eye you are middle aged. (How in the heck did that happen?)
(So what is a young at heart woman to do?)
Well, for a start come up with a plan. Operation Young Babe.*
First part of my “young babe” plan was to observe the 13 to 20 year old female set: how they dress, what they wear, their current pop culture and trends. (Easy enough. I know quite a number of them.)
Next (and hardest part) will be to implement the most popular aspects of the younger set and VIOLA! (twenty years younger!)
Here’s my plan… (Want to join me?)
Have a crush on Zac Efron. (He’s pretty cute. Don’t know who he is? Go back and do your homework. You may be old, but you aren’t dead!)
Become a Twilight Fan. (May be a little tough. At our age one can’t stand all that brooding. Though I could be on “Team Jacob”. I like dogs and six packs.)
Listen to techno, hip hop, rap, and pop music (You might get a headache, but learn just enough of the first verse so you seem cool when you start to sing it.)
Appropriate Attire (Tight, below navel jeans, with g-string underwear (must be seen) , padded bra with an outrageous color (red is good) and make sure it can be seen through the fabric of your (almost sheer) very tight shirt. Note: Bra straps MUST be seen.
Plug in and join the X & Z generation (get social!)
Learn to text and the lingo involved (less typing means your carpal tunnel wont flair up and this is important at our age!) Create a facebook page. (Its free and you can hook up with over 250 of your closest friends!)
So there you have it. A quick “Young Babe” plan to roll back the years.
Try it and let me know how it works for you.
(By the way... I’m totally loving my black bra and see through white tee look!)
* My apologies to my daughter, her friends, my Girl Scouts, my nieces,and the more sensible modest young ladies I know.