“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
~ Anais Nin
What's This All About??
Ok… here goes nothing. If you’re wondering what a 55 year old woman is doing posting pictures of herself on the world wide web, here it is in a nut shell. I’ve been through experiences in the last nine years that have profoundly changed me – into a more authentic version of myself. Because of these experiences, I’ve made a conscious decision to be comfortable in my own skin – I’ve decided to OWN my look and have some fun with it. And the difference that all of this has made for my marriage of 33 years is mind-boggling!! My husband (referred to as Sexy Hubby in the blog), and I have rediscovered each other sexually, and through this supercharged intimacy, brought our already strong relationship to a new level. The scary part is that it so easily might have never happened. I’ve discovered a world and a way of thinking that I didn’t realize was there before! I’ve decided that this is TOO IMPORTANT not to share!!! I invite you explore this site with only two requests. Be open to the possibilities. And, be true to yourself. By no means is this a how to manual… just an amazing true story that could inspire change on some level for you.
Carpe Diem!! Rose
My blog tells the story of how I went from a frumpy, stressed, tired, out of shape, middle-aged woman, who didn’t really care if she ever had sex again – to a fit, confident, sexual goddess who is having the best sex of her life!! I am closer to and more in love with my husband than ever before, and have discovered my authentic self in this process. If you’re new, I would recommend that you read post #1. (Sep. 16-2012) 🙂
I don’t know how many of you remember the movie Calendar Girls – with Helen Mirren? There is a quote that always stuck with me…. way before I ever discovered my goddess within. Annie says, “I am 55 years old. If I’m not gonna get them out now, when am I?” That’s how I feel and I AM GOING FOR IT!! What started out as a terrifying outside the box endeavor, has turned into a fun and inspiring experience for me!
Rose Petals is a creative outlet for me. It is a combination of my favorite photos, and words of empowerment, inspiration, and validation. They are my personal affirmations. It’s easy to slip into old habits so if I feel a little off, I reread them and feel centered once again. Affirmations are a wonderful tool. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to write your own!
Sexy Red Rose (SRR) on Facebook
I use my blog to share a story told in hindsight. In fact, the events of my Post 47 took place in 2012! I use FaceBook as a real time means of communication. I share what’s going on in my day to day life. You can find my page link in the footer.
SRR - What It Is, and the One Thing It Is Not
SRR is a SEX POSITIVE environment. I do not promote one lifestyle over another. Although I think it’s good to know that there are choices. From vanilla-monogamous to poly-kinky, and everywhere in-between… as long as it is SAFE and CONSENSUAL, I say more power to you. 😉
SRR is a place for people to learn that naked bodies and expressing your sexuality are not shameful things.
SRR is a place that lets people know that having kinky fantasies, and even acting on those fantasies does not make you a deviate or a bad person.
SRR is a place where your self care is considered a most worthy endeavor, and in fact a critically important endeavor, as you learn to love yourself and be comfortable in your own skin. Refer to “operation eat right and exercise”.
SRR is a place that says – Take a trip outside your comfort zone every once in a while!! But be sure your choices are true to your core self
SRR is a safe place for men who respectfully enjoy a women’s body and sexuality.
SRR is a way of showing that even if a woman (me) enjoys sex, enjoys kink, enjoys dancing naked in a go-go cage on occasion – the bottom line is I’m just a regular person. I’m not that different from anyone else aside from the fact that I’ve learned to be comfortable and happy with myself. 🙂
SRR believes that trust and communication are the keys to a healthy relationship. Say what you mean, and mean what you say. This concept is the critical component that has allowed Sexy Hubby and I to navigate all of the changes in our lives these last 5+ years.
SRR is for people who feel old at 50, or 40, or 30. I’m here to tell you age is a number, and YOU get to decide through your actions and attitude how young you feel. I’m proud to say I’ve survived 52 revolutions around the sun – but I FEEL 35!! It’s what you do with what you’ve got!! 🙂
SRR is not the evangelist of alternative lifestyles. I do not seek to validate my choices by getting people to join my club. Does that make sense? I do not claim to be an expert on anything. I share my experiences because I believe that for some of you, they create a useful dialog – whether with yourself, or with a partner. And the only thing I ask of you is to have an open mind and make choices that are true to your core self – as I have done!