Home » Just Jane

Category: Just Jane

jane faralito walk

Radical Aging

Brew pub, cambridge

I saw Advanced Style tonight at the Jean Cocteau Cinema. What an inspirational documentary! Talk about radical aging! Ladies in their 60’s and beyond still styling it up and living their lives the way they see fit. A great message to us all that you don’t have to dress a certain way just because you are over 50.

I have been working on a new blog, Radical Aging, that I hope to have up and ready by my birthday next month. I will be hitting the double nickel this year, but I don’t plan to slow down, change my lifestyle or start dressing all drab or something. I just know that life is so short, damn it, and going so darn fast that I decided I wanted to encourage all of us to live our lives fully, all the way to the end.

There is so much out there on the drugs and diseases of aging, but how about something on getting well, on being active, on being the hero in your own life. It’s never to late to live your dreams. I’ll be letting you all know when that blog goes live. I’m very excited about it. And for you youngsters under 50, if you want to live healthy to the end, start NOW! We can make the difference in our own lives.

I’ll be looking for ideas and inspirational stories. Let me know if you have something or someone you want me to write about!

Peace and Joy!

jane

NM Whiptail2

Don’t be stopped in your tracks!

 

NM Whiptail2

What if your tail came off when someone was inconsiderate enough to pick you up that way? If you’re this gal, that’s what happens, but it doesn’t stop her; she takes off running and escapes the enemy. Next time your “enemy” or negative Nelly tries to stop you in your tracks because she doesn’t like your idea, or wants to denigrate, embarrass or intimidate , take a lesson from the NM Whiptail and keep on running! You don’t have to be stopped in your tracks!

Look for changes to my website coming soon. But please forgive that this is taking awhile, I am also working on two books I hope to have out soon!

Peace and JOY!

 

venice ball earrings

The Earring Project

Me and Granny

My Granny loved costume jewelry. When she passed in 2003, all the granddaughters got to comb through the two suitcases full of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and pins. She also had this beautiful jewelry box that set on her dresser for as long as I can remember. I used to run my hand across the gold stars and peek wistfully inside, as I inherited her love of costume jewelry, but mine runs mostly along the line of earrings. I LOVE earrings.

I was fortunate to be the receiver of Granny’s star studded jewelry box and as I was looking through it the other day seeking a specific pair of earrings, I started thinking about how many pairs I actually own, and how many of them are rarely worn. So I came up with the idea to wear a new pair each day and then I thought, why not post a picture a day of each pair, telling a little history of what I remember about them.

It’s not like I have anything serious to work on, like rewriting and re-releasing Choosing Happiness After Divorceso why not start something frivolous and fun? Right? Besides, it’s a good way to see what’s in the box these days ( and the drawers, and the jewelry hanging thing in the closet, and in baskets, and little plates and on the shelf in my bathroom) because seriously, I have a lot of earrings. Here goes then, the first pair in The Earring Project.

These were made by my sister, Glenda. The glass globes she purchased in Venice and the green beads come from a necklace our father brought each of us from Swaziland, Africa. I love these gorgeous globes of fun!

This is the Earring Project in honor of the Granny, queen of costume jewelry! Follow my campaign on Instagram: janeannpics or twitter @janeannthompson

Let me know which ones you like! Here’s to a fun summer of earring love!

Peace and Joy!

Jane

If you like this, please share the summer fun by clicking the boxes below! XO