Hey there, lovely ladies in your midlife journey! Today, I want to share a personal story that struck a chord with me recently when my child asked me a seemingly simple question (to HER!): “What Taylor Swift era are you?”
I was shocked by how hard the question hit me. Hmmmmm, which one am I?
As I soaked in all of the woman energy of Taylor Swift’s latest movie, I couldn’t help but reflect on the different eras of her career and how they’ve paralleled my own life journey. Taylor, at 33, has covered so much ground, and it got me thinking – which era of hers do I relate to most today?
To be honest, I got a bit emotional watching “The Era Tour Movie.” It was like reliving all the eras of my own life while Taylor shared hers. But when it came to answering my child’s question, I found myself hesitating. The truth is, I’m not just one era of Taylor; I am all of the eras AND I’m something she’s not yet: a midlifer.
I was filled with something I really can’t explain when I came to this realization. It was a mix of pride and joy and a sense of groundedness in the woman I have become and the woman I have been throughout my journey. I felt solid and my smile felt BIG.
Grateful. I definitely felt grateful.
I left the movie looking forward to witnessing Taylor Swift gracefully navigate midlife. Her talent, grace, beauty, and kindness have inspired me through the years, and I’m excited to see how they evolve in this new era.
So, yes, you can call me a Swifty, and I’m proud of it. Taylor Swift’s music wakes us up in the morning and gets us inspired for the day.
I’m excited to see her embrace the midlife chapter.
As we move through our midlife years, let’s remember that life is a journey, just like Taylor’s career. Embrace every era, celebrate every moment, and be excited about the chapters yet to come.
P.S. After the show my daughter and I were inspired to know, “how does Taylor’s red lipstick never smear or change even after 3 hours of singing and dancing??” What we found out is that she learned from a make-up artist to blot a tissue (use only 1 layer of the tissue – so if it’s 2 ply pull the plys apart) on her lips after applying the red lipstick and use a luminescent powder with a large make-up brush (a blush or powder brush) through the tissue to set it. We will be trying this for sure! Let us know if you do and what your experience is, can you kiss your biceps muscle without leaving a mark? Taylor can 🙂
P.S.S. Oh and yes we found out her favorite red is Pat McGrath LABS Matte Trance Lipstick in Elson. It can be hard to find so here are her old favorites if you want to try ’em ❤️