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How to use the internet, for the digitally challenged + self-proclaimed old ladies…

We’ll have you rocking social media in no time, especially if you’ve got a business to run!

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This post was the result of a conversation with one of my favorite clients! It’s been the ice-breaker for me revealing that my true “ideal client” in this online space is The Old Lady. I freakin’ love old ladies, okay. Like, I adore you so much. You’re hilarious, you take no shit, you’ve seen ALL the shit and I couldn’t possibly shock you… probably.

You generally know what you don’t want- and you’re really good at working hard for others and making dreams come true and such. There’s just one last thing, a lot of the time, and that’s to take care of yourself.

I’m not sure of my own title these days, you could call me so many things! But ultimately, what I want to be most is a self-love coach for self-proclaimed old ladies, whether your old looks like 35 or 50. (Both of which I don’t count as old- seriously you guys 40 is not old come on!! But I’ll let you keep your old lady title, if that’s what you want.)

I help old ladies embrace themselves.
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And it’s always been a huge deal to me that our society doesn’t do more to embrace the fuckin’ amazing old ladies of the world. I think you’re amazing. I think we need you. I think you’re hilarious, you have great taste in music, and you tend to have discipline and self-control that could do ME some real good… but I also think you’ve been asked and expected to slave away and sacrifice so much of yourself. Nowadays, I like to believe these expectations come more from ourselves than they do from the people around us, and I hope I’m right. There’s definitely a massive shift in that direction, and I’m thrilled about it. It’s about damn time.

BUT I don’t want to watch anymore women in their 40s and 50s feeling depleted, ugly, hag-like, expired, or whatever other rotten things you might throw at yourself on occasion. You’re not an old maid, you’re not all dried up and useless. You’re not out dated. You’re a fuckin’ delightful human being and you deserve to soak up your own amazingness and enjoy your life too! And I think it’s high time you were able to put yourself first and revel in it for a few moments. That doesn’t have to mean sacrificing everyone you love or all the hard work you’ve put into building a certain type of life… It just means honoring your wonderful body, your beautiful mind, your powerful voice, and taking a step back to play with life and not have to take yourself so seriously. You’ve worked HARD to get to where you are. You’ve earned some serious me-time.

Self-care is not selfish.

You know better than anyone how true this is! When you take care of yourself, you’re able to be even brighter and more wonderful and available for the people you want to love on and give the most back to in life. When you’re at your best, you’re able to do so much more in life. I want that for you. You deserve that.

This isn’t really a marketing pitch, though I’d probably love to work with you and I hope you’ll look into it more if you’re interested.

Really, I just want you to know I think you’re amazing. The whole world hasn’t forgotten about you. You’re still very necessary and you’re still wanted here and I’m so glad you exist. AND I hope you keep finding ways to appear in the online space and reminding us young folks that you exist (also, even if we ignore you, we totally respect your life advice on some level). So, I want to see you using those emojis and getting “down with the kids” (if you don’t want to sound like an old person, never say those words! hahaha), and just having fun online. We’re not laughing at you, I promise. Take care of yourself and have more fun!

- Jessica