Sassy: lively, bold, and full of spirit; cheeky.
I have an ex-boyfriend who used to say I was showing sass whenever I would stand up for myself. Maybe it's being the daughter of an alcoholic. Maybe it's just my innate nature. But it took me a few decades of life to stop apologizing for taking up space. At least one more for me to stop apologizing for my sass.
It's been a winding road, from there to here, but I like the creature I have become. I like my sass. And better yet, I want to use it to stand up for other women. Create opportunities for them. Encourage them to find their own path, speak their own truth.
Not gonna lie, I have no clue where this is heading. But I plan to start with a series of guest posts from some amazing women in their Fabulous Forties because, while I wish I'd appreciated my body more while I was in my 20s, I have to admit I adore being a 40-something woman. So, we'll start things off there and just see what unfolds.
I hope you'll join me for the ride.
Have an idea for a post, series, or guest? Shoot me an email; I'd love to hear it!
Once upon a time, I got it in my head that I wanted to start a magazine to encourage and empower women. I decided to name it Sass.
And then I remembered there were only so many hours in a day and I do, occasionally, like to sleep.
But the idea never quite went away, so I decided to compromise with myself and at least create a space on my website specifically for that purpose.