Podcast #73: The Inevitability of Aging and How to Make it Suck Less
On this episode, the Shorkey sisters are tackling one of women’s greatest fears: the process of aging.
It’s no secret that as women, there is a lot of emphasis on how we look. We are constantly judged and oftentimes, find our worth through our appearance. Sad, but true.
Last week, I (Sam) celebrated my 39th birthday feeling pretty damn good about myself and where I'm at in life. Yet it sparked a lot of self-reflection. Mostly my fears around hitting the big "4-0" and becoming less physically attractive as I age.
Naturally, it seemed the perfect time to discuss all things "aging" on the podcast.
And apparently aging is such a hot topic, we've even decided to do a special JOTB two-part series!
What does part one entail? Well we really wanted to answer the big question:
How do we avoid falling into the female trap of looks = worth?
Yes, the Shorkey sisters are here to help you, dear podcast listener (and ourselves) shift that mindset and embrace the journey. Embrace the present moment and find beauty in the journey of this change.
This episode was actually greatly inspired by one of Oprah’s "Super Soul Sunday" podcasts which featured bombshell celebrity women who were now in their 60s and 70s. We encourage everyone to go listen to it (after you listen to ours of course.) You can find it HERE.
And for anyone wanting to read the letter we mention at the end of this episode (written by the 27-year-old woman the day before she died) you can read it HERE. And get the Kleenex ready. I literally just re-read it as I wrote these show notes and am now bawling my eyes out with a newfound appreciation for my life and health.
I'm so guilty of NOT doing this too. But we really need to put less focus on our physical appearance and more focus on the things that actually matter! Hopefully you feel the same after listening to this podcast.
So without further ado...
- Sam Shorkey, Jacked on the Beanstalk