I am a Gen X woman now finding my way through midlife. Fortunately, Gen X has redefined what that means. Here I will share my nostalgia for the past, my experiences in present time and my perspective on it all.
Note: Originally written December 7, 2020 In what could arguably be the worst year in recent decades, escapism is a must. Trapped in our homes via a global lockdown if it wasn’t for some of the best streaming series I’ve seen to date paired with some nice wine I may have completely lost it by now.
Note: Originally written November 2, 2020 Fair warning: The bottom half of this article contains spoilers for Netflix season 4 The Crown’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana. If you know your British Royals history, then technically it contains no spoilers at all. 😉
Note: Originally written April 20, 2020 When I was a kid back in the 70’s my grandpa used to call on the phone and say that he could see me. He said he had a video phone that could see the people on the other end. “No you don’t! There’s no such thing!” I would always say. He would continue to insist he could see me for awhile before finally confessing the truth. “One day there will be video phones though, you’ll see” he would say every time. He truly believed that. I always think about him now and what a shame it is he didn’t live to see their invention. He would have loved being right during this covid digital boom.
Note: Edited on September 29, 2020: When I first wrote this article about fashion during Covid lockdowns in April 2020 it was meant as a tongue in cheek piece. I was still in denial that we would be where we are come fall. Here we are, though, and the 2020 New York Fashion week has unofficially dubbed the style of the year “Video Call Chic.”
Note: This was originally written December 31, 2019 in pre-covid times We’re back for 2020! Seems fitting to me that we are into what I am calling The New Roaring 20’s especially for a blog that celebrates The New Midlife. For those who are new to the blog, we primarily focus on what middle age looks like now vs when our parents were turning 40. It’s a new and improved midlife with youthfulness and style brought to you by the one time so-called slackers.
Pere Lachaise French Emperor Napoleon established Pere Lachaise cemetery in 1804. He regarded it as a burial ground for all people regardless of race or religion. Today the grounds are still inclusive of Christians, Jews and Muslims alike. There is a waiting list, however. People are just dying to get in there…
Note: Originally written December 3, 2019 Ah the holiday season aka Holiday Party Season. A time for team-building and good will at work. Also a time for spending with friends and family. A time for activity bars. After all, this extra revelry involves lots of food and alcohol.
Note: Originally written February 5, 2019 Recently my husband, Ben, and I went to see a little bit of Gen X music history with Jay Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel in London. Happily we found out they are not just living in the past. A great 80’s band with a lot of recognizable hits, the guys are on tour to support their latest effort.