As I get closer and closer to 30 years old, I often wonder, am I aging well? Do I actually look older than my age? Should I be doing more things to help with the aging process?
Then, I take a step back and realize.....
that I do have a lot going on and it is a hectic season in life. Beyond that, I have a feeling it will be this way for the next 18 years. :) I know kids in the home put a lot on ones plate, but I'm looking forward to it.
Of course I want to age well and take care of myself. I want to feel good when I'm older and I want to feel confident in the way that I look when I'm older.
I remove my make-up every night. I have several serums, lotions and gadgets. I try to eat healthy and drink water.
However, right now, I'm definitely not itching for much "me time" to focus on aging. Being a mom is my full time job and I think I can find enough beauty in that to forgo how I look on some stressed out days or pajama days. Thankfully, I know my husband can too.
I think chasing Knox & Sloane and smiling at them all day will definitely keep my energy up and keep me active. True, it might add some smile lines, but those are totally worth it! I'd rather have smile lines than no lines at all!
I was prompted to think about aging after reading Olay's 60th Anniversary Message Points. They want women to feel proud of their age and not be afraid to tell people what it is. I think it's one of those never-ask-a-woman-her-age sayings that sometimes make women hesitant to tell their age when they shouldn't be!
One thing I truly feel like I've noticed in the past probably five years is that when I do hear a woman's age, the majority of the time I feel like she looks and/or acts younger. Now, this could be because I'm getting older, but I don't think women give themselves enough credit for being beautiful on the inside and out.
If you feel confident, it typically shows. There is nothing wrong with that. I think people with confidence carry themselves differently. Don't get me wrong, I think people can pretend, but to each their own, if they are happy, you know?
In getting older, when people ask me my age, I don't want to hesitate to tell them. I don't want to wonder if they will think I look younger or older than I actually am. I feel like age is just a number and the number of years is actually a number we need to be thankful for.
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