I’m Not Afraid to Age

I’ll say it:

I’m not afraid to age.


I don’t want to get old.

I know that it is the natural cycle of things but I want to continue to have fun, be

Human Barbie on Oprah

Human Barbie on Oprah

healthy and feel like I look good.  I work out, I eat healthy diet most of the time and every few months I post a picture of myself holding a cocktail and with my face full of blue dots.  Yes, the dots are from injections of Botox.  I would look really tired if I didn’t get them.  Plus, they did help alleviate my migraines.

And, yes, I probably spend a little too much money on skincare, but there’s nothing wrong with taking care of yourself right?  Plus, it’s not like I shop at Forever 21 and show off too much skin at school pick-up.  I’m not delusional.

Talk about over-tweezing!

Talk about over-tweezing!

There seems to be a level of shaming for cosmetic maintenance and I reject it.  I will not apologize for taking pride in my appearance.  WHY?  Because being a mother is tough and it makes me more confident when I feel like I look good.  Happy wife, happy life.  Right?

Besides, I don’t want to look twenty-five again.  Look at what I used to do to my eyebrows? I’m not sure why I felt like I had to tweeze them down to barely noticeable lines, they’ve been nothing but helpful, catching sweat and creating expressions for me since I was a kid!

I do recognize that our society is full of agists and women feel immense pressure to stay current, attractive and desirable.  Maggie Gyllenhaal just spoke out about being told that as a 37-year old she was too old to play a 55-year old man’s love interest.  SERIOUSLY?  She’s gorgeous and a great actor!  What is wrong with Hollywood?  Why would they pick her apart like that?  But, that doesn’t mean that my self-worth is wrapped up in my appearance.  I am lucky that I am a relatively attractive person.  I know I’m not hideous!  And, don’t worry.  I’m not going to go out and get 59 surgeries like the human Barbie doll.  I just want that frown line between my eyes to be a little less noticeable.


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