A funny post by my friend Betty at A Glimpse Into Midlife got me thinking about our self image in regard to our age. Do any of us think we look the age we are? I'm pretty open about how old I am (62), but I like to think I look pretty good for my age. Oh sure, I have an 11 on my forehead between my eyebrows and I'm developing parentheses around my mouth, but surely those are just laugh lines. I'm a happy person.
There's nothing that shatters a good self image about how we look for our age like being offered the dreaded Senior Discount. There's nothing that will kill the buzz of finding a cute new sweater or a fun new pair of shoes like having the person at the check-out say "Hey, old lady, wanna save some money?" I, of course, take the discount and
So far, in truth, my age doesn't bother me (much). I feel good, I look okay and I know what I have lived through to get here. It's all in the attitude.
How do you feel about how you look for your age? Is there something that can shatter your self image about how you look?