This is that time I caught myself by surprise
and took a picture of myself. We crack me up sometimes. :)
I believe that I have finally grown into my age.
You know how a little kid with BIG ears will be told that he will grow into his ears someday.
I think that I have now grown into my age.
When I was a teenager I was always called
This made me so mad!
I wanted to be fun, silly and carefree.
Being WILD was not even on my radar.
I would like to say that I was an old soul, but that conveys a sense of contentment with oneself and I seldom came even close to feeling that.
Rather than an old soul....I was more often thought of as a
Stick in the Mud
I kept waiting for my blossoming to happen.
When would I become a glamorous woman like Audrey.
Would I ever grow up enough to wear stiletto pumps and beautiful dresses.
Now I look back and I know that I missed that window somewhere along the line, I am no longer in my 20's, 30's or 40's even!
If I did hit that blossoming of perfection stage, it must have lasted about 5 minutes because I have no recollection of it.
But NOW I have grown into the woman I have always been.
And I have permission to be the sensible one, the one with sage advice and gentle warnings.
I do not worry about looking "with it". I pull on the jeans I have worn for over 5 years and I don't care if they fall in the "Do Not Wear" category in a ladies magazine, because I can get away with it at my age.
No, it's not a matter of "giving up" or "letting myself go". I will not do that.
It is taking a nice deep breath and EMBRACING my age and who I am.
It is being content enough to smile graciously as I walk through walmart and get lots of wonderful smiles right back.
I have grown into my age at last.
No one will dare me to do a parachute jump or take up snow skiing.
A skimpy bikini is not expected.
It's Ok that I refuse to drive long distances if I don't want to.
I'm a couple of years from 60 and I love this place.
The sensible, responsible and mature person can come out of the closet and just be herself without apology.
I've finally grown into my age.
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