Greetings, Responsible Adult!

Welcome to the midlife musings and mildly interesting world of Annmarie O'Connor.

That’s me, by the way…

A woman with dark blonde long curly hair and bangs sits on a window sill holding an ice-cream. She is smiling and wearing pink sunglasses and a suit with a burgundy roll neck knit.
Photo: Hazel Coonagh

Thanks for stopping by. A bit about me: I’m a 50-year-old fashion editor, best-selling author and has-been stylist. I’m single; I still rent; and don’t know how to drive. Oh, and I have early-onset Parkinson’s disease. Admittedly, my life may sound like a Country and Western song, but I can assure you, it’s far less dramatic.

When I’m not dealing with daily motor shenanigans, thanks to my depleted dopamine levels, I’m losing keys, forgetting names, sneaking a midday nap and getting shameless delight in being tucked up in bed by 9 p.m. It’s rock-n-roll, folks, but not as we know it. 

What my everyday lacks in excitement, it makes up for with delicious absurdity. Sure, I may look like a functioning member of society, but scratch the surface, and you’ll find relentless existential shenanigans hand-delivered by the universe. These, my friends, are the story-making moments of my life: the ones I share with you. 

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What? A bi-weekly blog sharing midlife musings from a 50-year-old fashion editor, author, and has-been stylist with Parkinson’s disease. I may have swapped runway shows and photoshoots for neurology and physiotherapy appointments, but I always make it stylish. Well, most of the time…

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Annmarie x

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Midlife musings from the mildly interesting world of Annmarie O'Connor


Fashion editor, bestselling author, mini-podcaster, and has-been stylist with early-onset Parkinson's disease.