Saturday, June 12, 2010
Inspired by Fiona over at Straight Talking Mama...
So over at STM's blog she posted some awesome pics of herself when she was in her mid 20s (and BTW I think she looks equally awesome now!) and it got me thinking about how we as women see ourselves and how I see myself as I head into my 40s. Okay so I am 42- and at this stage while I don't like some aspects of how my body and face are aging, on the whole I actually like how I look now more than I did when I was in my early 20s. Gone is (most) of the self consciousness, I like how my sense of style has developed, and I think I would wear more womanly and revealing clothes now than I ever had the confidence to back then. I guess there's gonna be a tipping point where I maybe don't like what the aging process is doing (I know the weight gain "at the drop of a hat" is not thrilling me even now and my skin ain't what it used to be!) But on the whole give me 40 over 20 any day- I like looking like a woman.
Ok with that said, Fiona, who I think is one sassy chica, inspired me to drag out a pic or two of myself from back then. The pics below were taken twenty years ago when I was about 22. A mate asked me to do a job- he needed some pics for a newspaper ad and so I helped out and scored some neat black and white pics.
So what do I notice about myself at 22? I spent a lot more time on my hair- used to set it all the time (note to 42 year old self- could spend more time on said hair do!) And I reckon there's a whole lot my 42 year old self would like to say to that 22 y.o. about life, love and the world!
So what do others think? How easy is it as a woman to like yourself at any age?