I think there are a lot of perks to being over 50 and in ‘mid-life’ when you have the right attitude. Not that I’m saying there’s a wrong attitude really, but in my opinion, owning your age and who you are authentically makes you more beautiful than not. Do you feel the same way?
I’ve seen women who look beautiful at 50, but the stench of desperation to look like Barbies at 50 (meaning women who are plasticky, over Botox-ed etc) turns me off to them as a friend. Those who are aging gracefully with a bit of help feel more like my kind of peeps.
Because I don’t want to compete as a 50ish year old woman. I have no desire to be in that headspace. I want to be free to be me and you, to be free to be you. And then as friends, we compliment each other. You might pull me out of my shell (or vice versa) and we can share this journey as friends!
If you’re uber beautiful with few wrinkles, we can still be friends and I will welcome all anti-wrinkle advice you have. Yay! Heck, I’d beg you to help me with a make-over! But if you’re one of those who are raging to be back at 30, then I’m not sure we’re a good fit. Do you know what I mean?
You’re as young as you feel. Yes. Taking care of yourself and thwarting the aging process is good in my book. But pretending that you’re 20+ younger than you are, well, I feel like this may be a problem.
I really like being my age. Do you?