I don’t want to appear younger than my years. It’s perfectly OK that I look my age.
I know the beauty industry tries to convince us that we need to look at least 10 years younger than our true biological age, but why? I’ve received messages telling me I look ten years younger, and also 10 or more years older, it really doesn’t matter how old I look, its how old I feel, and I feel the same as I did when I was 18. I eat a varied whole food plant based diet, exercise daily, limit my time on social media and I spend lots of time in nature. It takes effort to feel good, sadly there’s no magic pill. I feel full of energy and ready to take on any challenge. More on this another day, I write less on Instagram posts as the limit on the number of words is too challenging for me!
I took this shot on arriving home from the construction site. My hair was covered in dust and was happily doing it’s own thing. I wandered into the bathroom and picked up the scissors. You see, my hair is falling out. … It’s normal. I have an under active thyroid and it causes my hair to wave goodbye to my scalp by the handful. Sometimes more than others. It’s OK, it’s only hair. 10 minutes of snipping and I have a shorter style.
It doesn’t matter if I look 54, 64 or even more. I just hope I look healthy and happy, as that’s my only wish.
What if you wore that off the shoulder dress, which shows off your ageing arms. What if you put on those cute shorts, which expose your stretch marks and thread veins (but stop your inner thighs from rubbing)? What if you wore that bikini which makes you feel f*cking fabulous? What if you let your hair grow long, wore braids and set your sparkles free? What if you said ‘yes’ to everything you do want, and ‘no’ a little more often? What if you let go of all the things you don’t need, so you could spend time and money doing the things you love?
We drown ourselves with expensive soulless possessions, but give no value or time to our health. We treat our cars better than we treat our bodies. What if we cared more about the person, and less about their/our looks? What if you could free yourself from others expectations, and do everything you ever dreamed of? What if you cared for your body as much as you should? What if you loved your body like no one else can? Don’t drag yourself down to fulfil others expectations. Why follow the rules set by others? And what if I told you there are no rules?
What if you are already f*cking fabulous?
Inspired to write this by @carlyfindlay – she wears what she wants because – it makes her feel ‘f*cking fabulous’.