Today, I’m getting dressed to go pumpkin picking with my granddaughter, granddaughter, daughter, son-in-law, and Calvin. Wearing a light gray sweater with pleasure. The first one I haven’t declined in a long time. What I loved was that it was a sweater that could be worn by a woman playing any role. Loro Piana loafers in the softest suede with tassels, also light gray, from My Theresa. Reminds me of my last shoot. I have the oldest pair of jeans and they are still comfortable. I got them before I became an accidental icon. Today they are worn and faded and feel as light as exquisite suede as if you were wearing slippers instead of shoes. They make me feel accomplished. You could be mistaken for an artist.
Add Celine reading glasses. The clothes I wore as an accidental icon didn’t suit me anymore. Lambskin fanny bag, courtesy of Agnès b. You can easily chase a fussy newborn baby or an 8-year-old who is always determined to color outside the lines and get off the beaten path. There’s always something magical about a “no trespassing” sign for her. who does she look like? Looking at the outfits I’ve picked for today, any woman, regardless of age, could wear it on a blistering fall day to her patch of local pumpkins.
Not all of us are grandparents, some choose and some don’t. That’s why I try not to talk about my grandchildren constantly and wear things that people don’t think grandparents wear. Other parts of who I am or who I want to be are important to me and it was important to me because I never stop doing things. I always struggled not to lose them. Keeping them alive becomes an important part of maintaining balance. Our roles are fluid and change throughout our lives. Whether it’s mothers, lovers, married or not, workers, professionals, caregivers, retirees or unemployed, it can be hard to remember that some of us transcend roles. As we age, we seem to have the gift of rediscovering those we have lost or found as our roles change. Or you can become someone you didn’t know before.
Society has written roles for older people, but they may not be the ones we want to play. I’m trying to tell There is also the misconception that you may have tons of free time that you can fill with whatever you like. When the media started calling me an ‘instagramma’ or ‘graninfluencer’, I objected to the assumption that all older women are grandmothers by default, and that fertility is valued the most over creativity. There is a big conversation going on among young people who choose not to have children and the negative reactions they often get. In fact, our generation has rewritten the role mothers had to play in the 1950s. It’s time to rewrite them again. Whether it’s not retiring predictably, wearing whatever you want including red lipstick, or being an older single woman with no spouse or kids, what can we do to support the role we want to design for ourselves? What needs to be done for those of us who choose or choose not to rely on family as we grow older? When young people choose not to have children, these decisions must be What are your thoughts on what will happen when they get older at the same time that the world is going down? Still have to work, provide care What about older people who are stressed because of their role?
Again, it amazes me how different and personal our aging journeys are. , is shaped by health or lack thereof, geography, family relationships, and loss experienced. Like me, women live together without the benefits of marriage. They are in a committed relationship but maintain their own living space. They are experimenting with rules, just like my granddaughter. Our friends in China are jointly purchasing properties and renovating their homes so they can maintain friendships and connections after retirement. Older women open up their homes to students to help with household chores, building mutually caring relationships in the process. , caring for parents and supporting children and grandchildren at the same time. We are a multitude of women reinventing, adapting and finding their own way. I remember reinventing women’s roles when I was younger about sexuality, work, and parenting. The time for revolution has come again. We had a lot of rebellions in the 1970s. How ironic that now, on its 70th anniversary, we’re doing the same thing all over again. The ’70s certainly seems like her decade of us doing it differently.
what are you different Ask them about what they wear, how they live, work, travel, and have relationships.