I Am a Published Writer!

It is officially official! It’s really real! I am a published writer. In an actual magazine. And I want to thank Celia of Resilientista Magazine for reaching out to me and asking if I would contribute to the Autumn Issue.

*This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

It all began with this post on my blog which was folowed up by this post. I discussed the crazy ride I was experiencing with my midlife hormones and how they were effecting my libido. And Celia loved how openly I was addressing this common but taboo topic. So she asked if I would be interested in writing an article for her fabulous magazine that strives to help women live their best lives. Of course, I agreed.

*Top: Who What Wear for Target (Similar here and here).

*Skirt: Very old. (Similar here).

So hop on over to Resilientista Magazine and check out what I had to say on the topic of the Midlife Sex Conundrum! It’s on page 18. You can also find me on pages 8-9 beside some of my favorite fashion bloggers sharing our Autumn Wardrobe Inspiration.

Don’t want to miss another issue of Resilientista Magazine? You can subscribe right here and future editions will be sent directly to your email inbox!

And if you are looking for more amazing and empowering ideas for living your best life, check out Celia’s blog High Heeled Life.

*Shoes: Leopard Print Stiletto Heels c/o FSJ Shoes.

I also want to thank the super talented Sarissa Melissa Photography for these amazing photos and the photos used in the article (I lost my skirt for the pictures that correspond to the article)! Melissa also created the teaser advertisement that I have been blasting all over my social media…you may have seen it…

I would love for you to hop on over and read my article, Midlife Sex Conundrum. And let me know what you think! If you love the photos there, let me know. Perhaps I will share the entire photo shoot here next week.

And I have more exciting news to share as well! In just two short weeks, I will be joining the most remarkable group of midlife women in New York City at The Forever Fierce Meet Up at Chico’s. This event has been coordinated by the gorgeous Eugenia of The Age of Grace and is sponsored by Chico’s. I will be modeling fashions by Chico’s with these four magnificent women:

Cherie of Style Nudge
Dawn of Plumage 59
Michele of Seechele_styles
Tracey of Chic Classy Spicy


Interested in attending? You can find all you need to know here!

Thank you to everyone who reads my blog and for all of your wonderful comments. It is that kind of validation that keeps me at it. I am filled with so much gratitude for all of the opportunities and all of the wonderful people I have met along the way. Thank you. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart.

Published on the edge,


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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

49 Responses

  1. Wow, congratulations Shelbee! I am so pleased for you, it must be so exciting for you, and is very well-deserved πŸ™‚ xxx

  2. My friend the world and life of women is better because of amusing women like YOU!! Thank you for your love, support, inspiration and zest for life! Hope you will write again in Resilientista – we”ll chat soon! Hugs, C.

    • Celia, I can say the same of you! You are such an inspiration and what you do will help so many wonderful women live their best lives. This has been the experience of a lifetime and I will gladly contribute again. I have much to say and share, for sure. I look forward to chatting soon. Have the most wonderful weekend and gets lots of mush deserved rest!


  3. Dear Shelbee,
    You at least had the guts and courage for ‘standing’ up for so many others!
    Congrats and enjoy your weekend.

    • Mariette, thank so very much for this wonderful comment! It is so important to be validated when you share such sensitive information! I really appreciate it. I hope you are having a magnificent weekend!


  4. Huge congratulations Shelbee and well deserved xx

  5. Amazing post!
    Can you follow me? I follow you. πŸ˜‰

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Tsukiakari from murasakiiroanu.blogspot.com

  6. That is fantastic, Shelbee. Way to put it out there and make a difference. Congratulations! – Amy

  7. Yay Shelbee!!!! I hope you celebrate BIG – such an awesome achievement for an even awesomer woman! BTW, I totally know that “awesomer” is not a real word but I like to make things up sometimes whenI can’t find a word that adequately describes a situation,ha!
    Happy weekend!

  8. Congratulations, Shelbee!!! This is so exciting!!! How does it feel to be a published writer? :)))
    I read your article in the Resilientista Magazine and IΒ΄d like to say thank you for sharing your experience. I have always thought that it is our responsibility talk about taboos. If we talk about them, it wonΒ΄t be taboos anymore.
    Will you be posting more links of your future articles?

    • Helen, thank you so very much for this validation! It was a scary article to share, but I always approach my fears by facing them head on! (And so I did a photo shoot in my underwear just to make sure I faced multiple fears at one time! Hahaha!) If I have the opportunity to be published again, I will most definitely be sharing links all over the place!


  9. Oh wow congratulations !!! I am heading over to read the article and if I may add you look very professional and beautiful in that outfit.

  10. Congrats to you. Happy for you.

  11. Go on Girl. . .pat yourself on the back. I remembered that post on your blog back then and it was well read. I just signed up for future issues and can’t wait to see where this experience take you. CONGRATS!!


    • Neti, thank you so very much! I altered this article a little bit from the original post…to combine the follow up post into it. I am so grateful for this amazing opportunity. It has been quite the experience! Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!


  12. Congretulations!πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡βœ¨πŸŽˆπŸŽ€πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ How wonderfull is that! I am so happy for you, you work so hard for it! Enjoy your succes!

  13. Congratulation dear Shelbee πŸ™‚
    XO Tina

  14. Congrats! Looking great in that outfit!

  15. Huge congrats to you! That blog post was groundbreaking for lots of us. Thanks for linking up, xox


  16. I know this is late, but I personally want to congratulate you on your success! I’m so happy for you Shelbee! I’m going to try to pick up the magazine so I can read your work. As for your outfit, it’ is very cute. Professional, but it has a dose your personality in it, especially with the print clutch. Thank you for sharing!

  17. How fabulous for you. What a wonderful validation for all of the hard work you’ve put into growing your blog and sharing your messages of courage and empowerment. Congratulations, you go girl!


    • Rena, thank you so much! You have been a constant source of support and inspiration to me as well. And for that I am so grateful! And I am also very thankful for your friendship. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


  18. CONGRATULATIONS Shelbee! That’s fantastic. It feels so amazing to be published, right?
    Suzy xx

  19. That is fantastic! It must be very scary to share such a intimate thoughts and experiences. I would be! Big time! But I agree with you that this is very important to talk about that. It really helps. Thank you for that Shelbee. Congratulations to be published writer.


    • Anna, thank you very much for your support and encouragement and most importantly for validating what I do! It is an important message and it was quite scary to share it, but there you have it! Hopefully it helps others to be able to open up and talk about such things. Thanks so much for reading!


  20. Congratulations on being published Shelbee! I really enjoyed reading the article. As I turned 43 this year I live in hope πŸ˜‰ Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  21. How exciting Shelbee! And this outfit is super cute. congrats!

  22. Congratulations!! What an amazing feeling that must be!

  23. Wow! Congratulations Shelbee! What a great accomplishment! I also love that blue, bell sleeve top! So pretty!

  24. Fantastic article and so relatable! Here’s to “making it rain” on your drought! Great photo shoot too – you look fantastic as always and I so enjoyed seeing the “business” side of Michelle. You wear it well, as you do all your looks. Congrats on becoming a published author.

    Elizabeth | http://nattygal.com

    • Elizabeth, thank you so very, very much for this lovely comment! When it rains, it definitely pours! I do love getting in touch with my business side. I worked in a corporate environment for many years and I sometimes miss that dress code! I also felt superhuman when I dressed in a suit. Thank you so much for all of your support. I appreciate it so much.


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