My name is Judith Eton, as the creator of Silver Foxy Blog, I am trying to share my challenge:
Remaining relevant in our youth obsessed culture.
I hope to share a lifetime of experience and just plain common sense with my readers. I have been married and divorced and remarried. I have three grown children and a delightful four year old grand daughter. I hope I am just like everyone who visits this blog. The first kernel of the idea for this was the fear that my life was somehow shrinking and if I didn’t make a conscious effort to expand it I would soon find myself at home in my robe watching daytime TV. Not that I don’t find that inviting, but my life had been spent with an ever changing cast of characters and I missed that almost immediately after retiring.
I worked for many years as an Interior Designer, a career I loved and one that fulfilled my creative side. It was a great career for a Mommy, I made my own hours and my partner and I were challenged every day.
At around age 50, probably the beginning of menopause, I gained a few pounds and decided to join Weight Watchers, changing my life. Not as much weight wise, as I quickly lost the twelve pounds I had gained, but because I identified with the leaders and decided to become a motivational speaker for the company. Loved that job, loved changing people’s lives for the better and I was really good at it. I was used to leading fourteen meetings a week and had some really great corporate meetings. My friends referred to me as the smart people’s leader. JPL, Rand Corporation and USC Medical School were just some of my corporate meeting accounts.
SilverFoxyBlog began in 2013, got off to a pretty good start, topics presented themselves out of nowhere and I was full of plans to expand my third incarnation. My husband then decided we should retire to the desert, and my muse did not want to make that trip. I had a problem finding subjects that excited me enough to blog about and it became a downhill spiral. I am now back in the city and starting over with this blog, with one big advantage a backlog of one hundred pieces. I hope you will take the time to go back and read any of them that capture your interest.
My goal, as I move forward is to motivate my readers, and myself at times, to keep our hearts and minds open to new challenges and opportunities. I hope to accomplish this with equal amounts of humor, information and entertainment.
I welcome your feedback and counsel, and I am sure the blog will continue to grow and change as we do.