It is that time again. I just received word that my class is holding another high school reunion. This year I have been out of high school for 35 years. Where has the time gone?
For those of you that want to do the math, I will save you the trouble. I just celebrated my 53th birthday. As I see it,
age is just a number. I feel better when I own it.
I have earned every one of those wrinkles and grey hairs.
Well, they are grey until Madison works her magic!
Tell me ladies, do you have anxiety thinking about going back to a high school reunion? Do you feel the need to creash diet or feel the pressure to wear the right dress? Why do we do this to ourselves?
I wonder if you think this pressure eazes over time. As I think back to my ten year reunion, I remember wanting to make a good impression. Let's be honest, by that, I mean how I looked! This was the first time I was going to see many of my friends since high school.
I don't really think much changed when I went to my 25th reunion. By then of course I wanted everyone to think I had really kept myself together. Have you ever hear of the song "You're so Vain?" Ouch!!! Being introspective hurts!
Well, now 35 years later, I think I am finally getting it. Don't get me wrong. I like looking nice and dresing nice, but I do it for me and not for others. I dont' wear makeup on a daily basis and that is ok! In fact, I had to buy make up to wear to Dalton's wedding. I did want to look nice for the pictures and not washed out! I haven't put on make up since the wedding.
It has taken me a long time to get here. It hasn't been easy. There is so much pressure in society. We have to do what makes us comfortable. I only wish that as women we could feel comfortable just being us.
What do you think? Leave me a comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you. I am off to work. I wear many hats these days. Today, I am off to work for the North County Indians Baseball Club. Go Indians! It is fabulous... afterall...
I am More Than a Mother!
Until next time.