Hello there. And welcome! My name is Fab Fernandes. I am a 47 year old Personal Stylist/Image Consultant, with a degree in Fashion Marketing, a Reiki practitioner, Kundalini enthusiastic, single (but in love), a vegetarian since I am 16 years young, basically a tea person, alive and kicking post-menopausal (and proud of it), originally from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. I still live in Rio but for the past 3 years I have spent some months every year in New York City, a place where I feel cozily at home. A place I am deeply grateful for, because it has helped me to put my pieces back together. A place that helped me to restore my health (physically, mentally and spiritually), but above all, it restored my willing to live. No, I am not suicidal. It just feels like I had spent 47 years of my life not living. And I am not overstating it. It is what it is. That simple.
But now all I want is to live. A full and fulfilling life. And share a few things I have learned along the way that might help you on your own journey. And I want to share it here in a blog because blogging was a passion of mine for about 11 years. I explain: I had a Men’s Style blog for all those years. And I had a great time doing it. When I got my Image Consultant/Personal Stylist certificate I had this feeling that I knew a lot about Women’s Styling and pretty much nothing of Men’s. And I loved Men’s Fashion/Style. Plus, back then, about 15 years ago there was not much information on Men’s Fashion/Style so I started a blog about. Just for fun, like a hobby but also a place where I could learn more and more about it. And that is what happened. And the blog was quite successful. I felt I was actually helping a lot of men with all the info I was sharing. And that was a heart warming feeling.
After 11 years doing so I decided to quit blogging cause I thought I should be doing something else. It was like a cycle that closed for me. Plus I must confess that around that time PeriMenopause (and my B12 deficiency/Methylation impairment) were hitting me pretty hard so I couldn’t blog as much and as often and as optimal as I used to do. The truth is it was very hard to concentrate, to think properly so I could write clearly and deliver the message in the way I used to do it. I had no mental energy to keep on blogging. Plus, I had to use all the little energy I had to figure out what was going on with me and fix it. Asap. And that is what I did.
I have no regrets in doing so. And I don’t because I am here, feeling good, healthy, very close to my optimal self, feeling myself again what by the way is priceless. And I know you want to feel that way again. And I also know that if I could do it, you can do it too.
I am still not so sure what I am supposed to be doing for the rest of my life, what my bliss is, but lately I wanted to start blogging again. Because blogging is where I feel at home. So After 47 or Fab After 47 was born. And here I am. This time trying to be helpful to other women who are going through the same things I recently went through: the Meno Hell. I am still putting a form to this blog, figuring out the best way to do so, my way to do so, discovering my written voice in English (I used to blog about Men’s Style in my native language Portuguese). And you can help me on this. How? Letting me know what your Menopausal self would like to know about fashion/style, my field of expertise by the way and the whole Meno bangs.
As you can see I am still figuring things out but what I know for sure is I am
terrified but excited about it!💜😘 Woo-Hoo.
So, let’s do this together.