Funny But True Story — Aging and Dating

I’ve Got OLA—Old Lady Attitude— and I’m Totally Cool With It

Old lady energy and attitude (OLE/OLA) the good, the bad, and the funny

GFC: Grown Folk Conversations
ZORA
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7 min readMar 21, 2022

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Although I don’t look it, I have old lady attitude (OLA) and old lady energy (OLE). I’m 45+ and while most people are shocked by how young I look in comparison to my age, the OLA and OLE are in full effect. I tried to fight it! I’ve even been a huge advocate against it. I frowned upon it, and I talked horribly about old ladies, their nasty attitudes, and judgmental comments in the grocery stores on how people should dress, wear their hair, or raise their children and then I caught myself having OLA.

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Signs of OLA rising

A nap is a necessity not a choice and I’m not ashamed of it.

I opt for comfort over a snazzy look and yes, I know snazzy is an old lady term.

My dating life is even boring and has OLA. I used to love being wined and dined, whisked away to exciting excursions, and spending weekends in exotic places. Now it’s comfort over excitement. I want…

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GFC: Grown Folk Conversations
ZORA
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