50 years old

Beauty and aging: facing reality when reality bites (and sometimes, it does)

Off on the horizon, just a year and a handful of months away, stands a milestone year for yours truly.  Try though I may, I can never reconcile my age with the way I feel and how I look at the world.  There is just no way in heaven that I’m going to be turning 50 soon.  No way.

However, when I look at the mirror and see a new wrinkle or a new section of hair that’s decided to go gray, the mirror reminds me that I am indeed pushing the big 5-0.  I may feel like I’m 23 years old, but these in-my-face reminders that I’m not 23 get me a little discouraged.

Truth really does hurt sometimes. (more…)

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