Growing Old(er) Gracefully
You hear the term "growing old gracefully" thrown around all the time but for me I like to think of it more as growing older gracefully. Don't get me wrong, I am all for taking care of yourself, staying active, eating healthy and all that but I refuse to be a passenger on the anti-aging train.
Lately I've been receiving a lot of questions about what anti-aging skincare I use or recommendations for the 40+ crowd. While I'm a firm believer in taking care of your skin, , what I really want to know is what's so wrong with aging?
Personally speaking I don't believe there is anything wrong with aging. In fact I think it's better than the alternative which is not at all. Yet most women try to fight it every step of the way. I admit I look at photos from high school and from my 20s from time to time but would I ever go back to that period in my life or want to be that young again. Hell to the NO!
Like most teenagers I got the occasional pimple and thought the world was coming to an end but now I see every acne scar as a reminder that I did in fact survive. Every laugh line tells the world that I've laughed so hard until my belly ached with tears streaming down my face. And every white hair that peeks through proudly displays the fact that I'm a grown ass woman who has lived. I mean really lived and damn proud of it.
With age comes experiences to build character, knowledge to do better. And I wouldn't trade a laugh line for that.