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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Some Days...

I must say, I do enjoy it when others post self-portraits on their blogs.  Most of the time I feel like they are more brave than me.  It's scary enough when someone comments with negative thoughts about someone else's writing...to attach one's photo is definitely soul exposing.  But...I'm feeling daring today.  

I don't 
par-
ticu-
larly 
like 
aging.  

I need to wear my glasses all the time now.  Years of contact wearing has taken it's toll on my eyes.  My whole body is more filled out.  Gone is that skinny gal who birthed two children seventeen and fifteen years ago.  Her replacement, who at the age of 45, likes what she sees when alone, feels less self-assured when she is around others.  And my hair used not to be so blond!  But, since I am not a fan of grey hair on myself, my friend Miss Clairol and I spend time together once ever six weeks.  

Hopefully I am aging gracefully, at least that's my goal!  



6 comments:

Lauranie said...

I would say you are meeting your goal! You are very pretty! :D I've learned in my whole 37 years to FINALLY accept myself as is! I think that is a "good" thing about aging. Grays, aches and pains, bigger pores....those are BAD things! :)

comfrey cottages said...

awww you are beautiful sweetie! i am 51 so understand where you are coming from. i have put on 25 since starting menopause 3 years ago, touching up my gray too, my dimples have disapeared into the wrinkles, and gosh, i have found age spots on my legs! but as you say, trying to age gracefully and just enjoying what life has to offer now. most the time i feel a bit dampish due to the hot flashes, and no longer sleep well because of it but keep just putting one foot in front of the other and enjoying visiting with friends like you! :) big hugs and it is so cool you were feeling brave!!!

Hootie said...

Thank you my sweet cyber buddies for your kind words! :) Hugs and smiles to you both!

Scube said...

After reading this and seeing your photo, I don't want to scare you but you look exactly like my sister! sorry :(

Hootie said...

To Scube: Funny thing! Strange as it may seem...you sound like my brother! Welcome to my blog. 'Bout time I heard from you. :)

parTea lady said...

It is nice to see your pretty face. My next big birthday will be much bigger than the big 50, so I can relate to the aging thing.

Keep to your goal of aging gracefully and enjoying your age.