Disappearing in Middle Age

Iti-see-you‘s a fact of middle age that as we move on in life, we acquire a super-power. Ordinarily, this would be something to embrace, but this super-power comes with built-in disadvantages.

Somehow, as we get older, we have the power to become invisible. While there are many times when I’d like to do just that, this super-power refuses to be controlled, and asserts itself at will, especially when I’m standing in line at a store waiting to buy something and the clerk is otherwise engaged in some essential task, like folding shirts, shooting the breeze with another sales clerk, or, my personal favorite, texting on her phone.

It’s maddening, especially when I suddenly become visible, she acknowledges me, and I have to smile and pretend I hadn’t noticed that she ignored me for ten minutes. Aaaaarrrgggghhhh!

For more, click the link to read on in my first Huffington Post column! And please share!

2018-10-30T09:39:36+00:00October 14th, 2016|0 Comments

About the Author:

MARY FRAN BONTEMPO is a speaker, author and humorist who teaches audiences to control their most powerful influence: Self-Talk. Author of The Woman’s Book of Dirty Words, and Not Ready for Granny Panties, Mary Fran proves small changes in self-talk yield big life changes, allowing individuals to redefine their lives both professionally and personally in a rapidly changing world. A Huffington Post and Thrive Global contributor, and regular columnist for Women’s Voices Magazine and Best Kept Self, Mary Fran inspires and motivates readers and listeners to tame the self-talk beast, leading them to personal and professional renewal and success. After thirty years’ experience as owner of a full-service recruiting firm, and finding herself in the middle of a perfect life storm—turning 50, a crashing economy, and most devastating, a son with serious addiction issues—Mary Fran created the blog, Not Ready for Granny Panties, authoring two books in the series and developing a life-affirming brand full of practical wisdom and wit. A frequent media guest and speaker, audiences delight in her empowering and entertaining message.

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