With time comes experience with experience comes knowledge with knowledge comes age and with age comes fine lines, wrinkles, gray hair….
I was watching a Tiktoker this morning say that some of his followers were accusing him of being 17 and yesterday JenLuvsReviews posted a 17 vs now photo. Apparently the Internet gods know exactly the content I am viewing online because today everything that pops up on social media is about aging.
I don’t think I mind aging all that much. I’ve seen a lot, done a lot, traveled extensively, had some amazing life experiences, but there’s still much, much more to go but so far it’s been a good trip and hopefully, with age, it gets even better. I have to admit the idea of death does scare me. Not only dying myself but also most importantly losing loved ones. I’ve never experienced the death of a loved one before and the idea of it makes my heart hurt. I mean, my grandparents are gone it sometimes feel like I was really too young to understand that. Also, they lived in Europe so, I wasn’t seeing them every single day or even once a week which made it a little hard to miss them.
I can’t lie to you and say I relish the idea of gray hair and wrinkles. I do everything in my power to take good care of my skin in the hopes it’ll look good well into my 50s, 60s, and beyond. I’m not really into surgeries or botox so, I don’t think that’ll ever be an option.
So far, I think I’m well preserved ;-D That’s my senior high school picture above followed by me at two. And you all know what I look like now:
I dunno if I’m not seeing it or not but I don’t think I’ve changed all that much over the years. Same buggy eyes, same out of control wavy hair, same smooth complexion, I don’t really look in the mirror and see changes. But that’s the odd and tricky thing about aging! We don’t notice the change in the mirror because it happens so very gradually however, it does happen and others notice if they haven’t seen you in a year or two.
Do you think you look the same at 17 as you do now?
Or have you dramatically changed?