Getting Old Is Hard

I've never considered myself an overall beauty but I had a nice face.  There are remnants of it, yes but it's definitely fading fast. 

And, life has a way of showing on your face.

It makes me wish I was more resilient  - maybe I could have stalled the inevitalbe.

There are always beauty treatments but then I wouldn't be able to eat so it's definitely robbing Paul to pay Peter  - not an option.

Besides, I can still 'live" without feeling attractive.

Then there are stages when it all gets too hard to keep it all together and if you have to sacrifice something, the outside crumbles to protect the inner sanctum.

And whilst it was nice to rely on it to avoid really "engaging" in social situations....I mean, well....if the focus was on the way I "looked" then I didn't have to come outside myself much.

Now the time has come to face the inevitable and I will have to find myself and face a new dawn.
41-45, F
7 Responses May 28, 2011

I've seen that face. Looked fine to me.

People get fixated on water, when it is fluid that you need, Lemonade will do, or fruit juice, squash or tea and coffee, in moderation. Just not alcohol. That meets a different need.

All good advice. Now I have to get over my aversion to pills of any sort...and learn to swallow that bitter pill known as "do what you gotta do" and then maybe get a water drip inserted since I don't drink the stuff at all and maybe get a job at a plant nursery so I can get some fresh air and sun now and again. Today, my opthamologist straight out told me I must be aenemic....I had no idea it showed. I AM aenemic. I have thalassemia minor. I was on gluten free until my husband has his accident a few months ago...and I just couldn't keep it going. Apart from the expense...I just didn't have the time to maintain a separate dietary regimen. It's hard..but I know that discipline in life is sometimes the key and some people are just not naturally disciplined...take me as a case in point. Bless me oh Lord, with discipline.

I have 3 capsules of Omega 3 a day,lots of water and moisturise alot. Oh and eat a gluten-free diet.My skin is really good and my hair is soft.I still eat lots of sugar(I shouldn't) but in moderation.<br />
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But the best advice I have is to have fun and be nutty like the kid you once was.

I remember something my father once said.<br />
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It always amazes me how attractive women of my own age are.<br />
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He was about fifty at the time .

No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.
Barbara de Angeliss

My face is beyond the aid of make-up.
Now I have cosmetics.
Whats the difference?
The first set enhances your good features and the second lot covers up all the rest.
But mostly I just think Why bother? This is me and if they dont like it thats tough.

Thanks D<br />
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How did you guess the shrivelling up process was also being accelerated by denying myself regular rehydration? Somebody ought to invent a plug in pack....for lazy bums like me. I've seen your pic and I think you are blessed with the secret of youthful radiance.<br />