Women Of A Dangerous Age

If you do what you’ve always done,

you’ll get what you’ve always got.

Mark Twain

I love this Goddess for owning her life like a rock star, paving her own path of adventure, and saying “Yes!” to possibilities as often as she can.  She is vibrant, sensuous, and comfortable in the full ripeness of her being–having made peace with her fears along the way.  She is great inspiration for those of us who doubt our desires instead of embracing what gives us joy and pleasure.  Growing in age brings us many gifts of wisdom, not the least of which are self-confidence, self-love, and self-acceptance.

Writing her novel “Women of a Dangerous Age” made Fanny Blake realize how safe her own life was:  My life was getting predictable.  Dull, even.  I tend to follow the same routines and avoid what frightens me.  I’ve convinced myself I can’t wear dresses, self-conscious about having big boobs.  My major hurdle was accepting what I saw in the mirror.  Where had the younger, slimmer woman I still carried in my head gone?  My habit of wearing the same styles meant I was holding on to the past instead of making the most of the present.  “Take some risks, step out of your comfort zone,” advised my friends.  So we made a list –and I promised to try them all.

Fill in these blanks:

1. I want to stop…

2. I can’t…

3. I can’t imagine anything worse than…

4. I could dress better if…

5. The phone call I’ve been putting off…

6. What scares me…

And click on “Leave a Comment” (above left) to share your “Yes” moments.

© Sharon Birke

201 697 1947



Photography for the Goddess in Every Wife & Mother


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mountain
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 23:45:17

    Does the book refer to the age of the woman or the age we live in? I guess I will need to read the book to find my answer. I think, I or we as men should read more about women. Maybe there are answers to things we’ve wondered about forever. I know I have questions, I guess not so much questions but the willingness to learn and understand.



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