When I lost my job as a human resource manager during the recession, a lot of people told me, “Chin up, kid. You’ll find another job.”

Well, I kept my chin up for nearly 10 years and I didn’t.

However, don’t be discouraged. Sure, I took whatever odd job I could find just to make ends meet but I never found full-time work again in my profession as a human resource manager.

I was highly trained with lots of experience but my calls for future employment went unanswered. I think a lot of it had to do with my age. I still think it’s hard to find work as a 62-year-old woman. Many people just assume I will be retiring soon. Who wants to invest in someone who could be leaving in a few years? Right?

I heard it all and for a time, I went went into a deep depression. I viewed myself by my job and without my job, I felt like I was nothing!

Wrong again.

First of all, let’s get this straight. I don’t plan on retiring anytime soon. I cut into my 401 (K) to help pay the bills and now, I’m using it to invest in my future at 62! Instead of being an employee, I am going to be the boss. Yes, I am letting go of who I was to concentrate on who I need to be now. I am so much  more than what I used to do.

That being said, things are looking up! My transitions medical make-over is helping me to look and feel my best for my new business venture. I’m going to pitching my own products on my own Youtube channel and view this as just another way to lift my self-esteem. I’m still amazed that I am starting my own Youtube channel at 62 years old. Some of my friends just have a blank look in their faces when I talk about Youtube, only to say, “What’s that?”

Chin up, they used to say! Well, now I am literally and figuratively putting my chin up!

If you haven’t seen the video yet from my first Kybella treatment check it out here. I can’t say I love needles but it really didn’t hurt that much. Kybella works just like the chemicals in your stomach to break down fat. It works on the submental fat underneath my chin and will help me put my chin up with a great big smile!

I’m almost there. 🙂

Cynthia Washburn is undergoing Kybella treatment to remove submental fat beneath her chin.

Also, Vivesse Med Spa nurse practitioner Amanda Scranton told me my chin would be swollen for several days after the treatment. You can see in the second picture where I am facing the camera that my chin is still swollen. That just means the treatment is working to dissolve the fat. It’s perfectly normal. That’s why having this treatment done now, where you can cover it with scarves and what not, is the ideal time to do it. I am still swollen and my chin feels a little tender but that’s the price I am willing to pay to have a better profile.


Cynthia Washburn