Candi Randolph Midlife Blogger, author and course creator
Woman in Midlife

About Me, Candi Randolph

(Last Updated On: December 28, 2019)

I don’t know about you, but I tend to check out the ‘About Me’ page of a site that looks interesting to me. I want to know something about the person doing the writing.

Before I start gabbing about myself, though, it’s more important that you know what Inspire My Style is about, and how it can give you the tools to live your best life as a woman over 60 (or 50, or 70, or 47…)

I write for women like you, about the things that impact me and my life as I age, because I know they affect you, too:

  • Healthy Living
  • Maintaining a Strong, Fit body
  • Aging Naturally
  • Personal Confidence
  • Fashion and Style
  • Clean Eating and Nutrition
  • Family Life
  • A Beautiful Home

You’ll find the main category pages really helpful because they include all of the posts in that category, arranged by topic. So be sure to check these out:

  1. Aging Naturally
  2. Living Healthy
  3. Casually Stylish
  4. Home & Lifestyle

Another area that I’m passionate about is education for women in midlife. And it’s not just dull, boring stuff that will put you to sleep in 5 minutes. No, I create online courses, email courses, eBooks and eGuides that are meant to motivate, inspire, educate, and give women over 60 the tools they need to accomplish anything they set their minds to!

My educational resources are found here, at CandiRandolph.com

More About Me

Next, a little bit about my history, because it helps a reader to understand the perspective I’m writing from.

I was born in 1955 (you do the math), a Baby Boomer, in Detroit, MI, and raised by wonderful Christian parents. I have been so blessed to be with such remarkable role models who helped shape my life. We were a typical Midwestern family.

My children, 2 amazing boys, were from my first marriage. They are both married and have blessed me with 4 beautiful grandchildren. Grand kids are the best! Love them, adore them and give them back to their parents. I am their ‘Nana’ and absolutely love it!

A 25 year career in banking was a large part of my life through my 1st marriage and raising my kids. I was a single parent for 5 years, sharing custody with their dad.

After the banking career, I began working with a friend in the design business, an area of my life that I had not realized was such a passion until that time. I graduated from the Sheffield School of Interior Design in New York and was on my way!

 

A Wonderful Season of My Life

Then I met Randy, my soul mate, best friend and love of my life. We met at church, introduced to each other by my brother. After only 2 weeks of dating we knew that God had brought us together and we would remain together for the rest of our lives. We waited 6 months to get married for the sake of our kids and families. I gained another son in the process, too!

Fort Myers, FL in 2014

We had some wonderful adventures together…ups and downs for sure…not a perfect life as some would describe. But we had a memorable journey:

  • owning a building company
  • blending a family
  • building log homes
  • owning a log home company
  • traveling and spending time in Florida
  • owning a 2nd home in Florida
  • losing it all in the economic down turn
  • starting over together in the Sunshine state at the age of 50
  • creating a simple life together as we were both working and starting our own businesses
  • experiencing the stress of a spouse who is living with chronic pain
  • finding our way when my husband could no longer work because of his ongoing physical issues
  • then…saying goodbye to my man on New Years Day, 2016

It was a very difficult time in my life, but I continued on and put all my efforts in my Home Staging and Interior Decorating business. 24/7 basically, which is not the healthiest thing to do, but that and my faith in the Lord got me through the first couple of years.

Last year I made two life changing decisions. First, to start this blog, which I’ll tell you a bit about below. Second, I decided to phase out my Florida business and I moved back to Michigan to be closer to my family

Inspire My Style…a Midlife Blog

Candi Randolph Inspire My Style

When it came time to decide on the focus of my blog, I had a decision to make. The obvious path was to stay with my expertise in home staging and design. I know it, I’m really good at it, and I can write about it. And I started to do that, and then I stopped.

Why? Well, the passion for writing was lacking. It felt like work to me, and on the one hand, yes, a blog is a business and is a LOT of work.

But on the other hand, I knew that I should be fired up and passionate about my focus and topics. So I did some soul searching and realized that my life...my midlife journey...the ups and downs, the changes in my body, the family dynamics, the efforts I was putting into maintaining my health and fitness…THAT was my passion!

So, Inspire My Style was created.

This is my approach to life and how I create posts on this blog: I’ve always believed in moderation in all things, and that is how I live my life.

How I Share My Passion for Midlife

Creating content for readers and subscribers is certainly front and center for me. I love to research topics, share my experiences with life, with products and programs that have helped me, and earn some income to help support this site.

Recently I felt in my heart that it was time to create tangible products for readers, or anyone really, to purchase and use every day. Things that would help them remember to be grateful, to be inspired, to smile...and with that, INSPIRATIONS was conceived.

INSPIRATIONS is my online shop and offers simple everyday items like coffee mugs (there’s a surprise!), journals, totes, travel cups, holiday mugs, and more.

I also donate a portion of the net profits to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. You can read more about why I chose that charity here.

Inspire My Style Guest Posts

Inspire My Style has been in existence for about a year and a half as I write this, and I’m pleased to say that my work has been published on these fine sites:

I’d like to help others be inspired to live as stylish women, gracefully embracing the aging process.

Let’s experience life together!

Candi Randolph Midlife Blogger

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4 COMMENTS

  • Carla

    Love the inspiration for women. I’m 66 about to be 67 retired and working on my second home to be our first.

    • Candi Randolph
      AUTHOR

      Hi Carla,

      Thanks so much for the feedback; I’m always thrilled when a reader tells me that my words actually met the goal of inspiring and motivating them! I wish you the best with your goals of downsizing and possibly relocating. It’s an exciting time for you!

  • Tammy

    Hi there Candi!

    I must tell you how much I am enjoying your blog! On January 4th, I celebrated my 60th birthday. New decade all around for me! Te idea of starting my own blog has been going through my mind for some time now. So, throughout this past week I had been searching for blogs written by women “my age.” It seems most are written women with young children, starting in new homes or crafters. I simply sought something that resonated with where I am in my life right now. Empty nester, not yet retired, enjoying my first grandchild and looking forward to what comes next! I also sought something that addresses the changes I am experiencing as I mature. Ha! That’s a loaded word! Anyway, I love your content and have been catching up. Today, I learned you also live in Michigan, as do I! Small world! I live in the metro Detroit area.
    I subscribed two days ago and look forward to reading your new posts as well as the older!
    Stay dry and safe wherever you are in our Great Lake State!

    • Candi Randolph
      AUTHOR

      Hi Tammy,

      Thanks so much for taking the time to tell me a little bit about yourself. I really appreciate it. Yes, we certainly experience many changes in our bodies as well as our lives as we age, and I try to address those issues. I know they are certainly a part of my life every single day. I’m in Livingston County so we probably don’t live too far apart. Yes, lots of rain today, stay dry, too!

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