Two Teens And Their Mama: Being Forever Fierce

Monday, February 19, 2018

Being Forever Fierce

What does it mean to be Fierce at Midlife?

I've thought about this question a lot in the past year, as I enter my 50's and transition from full time motherhood to whatever it is the future holds.  I don't have all the answers yet, but I'm getting there.

One thing I do know?  I didn't get here by accident.  My challenges, victories, failures and triumphs have accumulated in a unique way.  I am me - with all my imperfections and wisdom and strengths and vulnerabilities.  

Now it's time to gather it all together, go out into the world, and be fierce.  No sitting back and waiting for things to come my way.  The point of life, after all, is to live.  And living large, with kindness, gratitude, bravery and love sounds pretty forever fierce to me.

A year ago, The Fierce 50 campaign was launched to great success.   Soon after, it was rebranded Forever Fierce, and includes women of all ages who believe that midlife is a powerful, vibrant time.  Women from all around the world are coming together to support one another and change the perception of this time of life.

I was honored to be included in this spring's new campaign, to use my platform to showcase other women's voices and serve the Midlife community at large.  Today we are introducing a group of inspiring women.  They don't blog, but are Influencers on other forms of social media, and have a powerful message to share.


Michelle, Age 54, Riverside, CA

Fierce in midlife means being my true fierce self.  For years I've done what I was supposed to do.  I wore what I was supposed to wear and I followed everyone's rules.  Now it's my time.  I do what I want when I want to do it and I most definitely wear whatever I want to wear.  My Instagram page keeps me motivated to shop my closet and gives me a creative outlet - having fun with my clothes!  I hope my IG page inspires others to do the same.  I am doing what makes me happy!  Mid life is definitely the best life!




Lisa, Age 49, Amelia Island, FL

Being fierce at midlife means fiercely embracing those things that bring you true joy!  For me, at this point in my life, it's being true to who I am without apologies.  We are all so unique and we bring our very own style to the table!  I think when you have true enthusiasm, that is a true sign of God with 💗.  Being brave enough to share it is being Fierce at midlife!


Heidi, Age 48, Aurora, IL

Being fierce in midlife to me is all about realizing and embracing who you really are.  I feel like I'm not making excuses for the things about me that aren't perfect or what someone else expects.  I think that at the same time you start to give that same understanding to everyone around you, and that's a good place to be.

Please visit The Forever Fierce Campaign 2018 to read more about all the women featured in this year's campaign.  We invite you to join in our social media campaign by sharing your voice by answering "what does it mean to be Fierce...at any age?", and using the hashtags #ForeverFierce and #ForeverFierceDay.  You can also join the revolution at Forever Fierce on Facebook.  Thank you Michelle, Lisa, and Heidi for sharing your wisdom today.

Now go out and be FIERCE!





36 comments:

  1. Yay, so excited you are part of this because you’re one of the most awesome ladies I know! That last picture looks exactly like Chrissy from Granola and Grace from Georgia, Heidi must be her lost twin!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, friend!

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  2. I agree that being true to yourself and doing what you really want to do is a fierce action and I love it!! It is sad that it takes so many such a long time to realize this!! I have to say, I'm still working on it!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  3. It's been so inspirational to "meet" these women throughout the blogosphere and social media----including you, Lana!!
    Thanks for joining in and being a fabulous part of the Fierce Day!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you so much for including me. I'm truly honored.

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  4. Inspirational post, Lana. Thank you for sharing some of your story and struggles and for introducing us to your three fierce friends. I have been admiring Michelle's trendy, chic style on Instagram for awhile. Even mentioned to her that we have a very similar family surname...her's is Rosborough and mine is Rosebrough. Can't help but believe somehow, somewhere we are distant cousins! Hope her great fashion sense is a gene I can nurture and encourage in myself.

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    1. Thanks Leslie. I love Michelle's style too.

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  5. Love these women's stories. Thanks for sharing.
    Debbie
    styledesignmusings.com

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  6. Wonderful getting to see the women I have been following on Instagram and meeting new ones here too!Thank you for being a part of the Forever Fierce Campaign!

    Hugs,
    Robin
    https://helloim50ish.com/what-does-it-mean-to-be-forever-fierce/

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    1. So happy to be part of this campaign!

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  7. Lana, I love the messages shared by your fierce featured women! Unapologetic is a theme that keeps appearing and I love it! We need not apologize for being our authentic selves. It is what we should have been doing all along! Yet, it takes us 30, 40 years to feel comfortable in our own skin, in our beliefs, in our unique compilation of quirks and passions. And here we are...fabulously alive at midlife with an amazing tribe of like minded women by our side...marching into the future more powerful than ever! Stay fierce, my friend.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. I love that - fabulously alive at midlife!

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  8. Loved your post Lana and enjoyed reading everyone's thoughts! You ladies rock! ❤️💋

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  9. Really a great post! These women are all beautiful! The tone of each one is so positive and upbeat (your own words as well) and then, I loved your charge at the end to "Go Out And Be Fierce" - it kind of fired me up! I loved it!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Amy! I love the idea of being fierce every day!

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  10. I love this campaign! Thanks for sharing these "fierce" ladies!!!

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  11. Love being a part of this Forever Fierce Day campaign with you. Thanks for sharing such fierce sisters. Truly changing the attitudes of midlife.
    Regan
    http://nifty50andfabulous.com/

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    1. I'm honored to be part of such a great campaign!

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  12. Hi Lana! Love all of you ladies and it was great that everyone realises their potential and are going for it! Great to meet you x

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    1. Thank you Sue! So glad to get to know you too!

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  13. We have so much more freedom and wisdom to wear what we want and to set our goals as we choose. Yes Fierce Forever!

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  14. This is amazing and so much fierceness in this post. Love how midlife isn't seen the same as it once was...the world is out there and ready to be seized!:) :) :)

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

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  15. I feel like we have so many of the same feelings and fears. And it's inspiring to see you challenge it and take it by the storm. I'm sick of not living to my potential. I want to be fierce!

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    1. Me too! I know I can do so much more!

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  16. Am I at Midlife? I’m 35… I have tons more to go but I also feel like I got a lot of experience under my belt. I’m so ready to be fierce. Soooo fierce. So I see I’m not 50 but I’m so happy to be inspired by all of these amazing women. Thank you so much for sharing this post. We are Stronger Together.

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    1. You define fierce for me! No matter what age.

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  17. I love this! Thanks for sharing these ladies, now off to check out some more!

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  18. These women are incredible and I love hearing their stories! Thanks for giving them a platform to share!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  19. Lana,
    Hi! I’m so glad I participated in the 2018 Forever Fierce Day Campaign. The campaigns are the perfect opportunity to visit other bloggers as well as meet new fierce sisters like Michelle, Heidi, Lisa, and you Lana. Thank you for the introductions.

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