Do you ever look at the face staring back at you and wonder how long it’s looked like that?
Recently I’ve been noticing I’m getting older. I don’t think this bothers me, but I’ve been a little shocked by how rapid it has been. I’ve particularly noticed my boobs getting lower and lower and have been doing the 22/28 thing in the mirror. My butt hasn’t fallen yet, and I’m pretty grateful for that since they don’t make butt bras. At least not ones that are socially acceptable.
I knew that eventually my boobs would fall, my eyes would crinkle and my skin would wrinkle, I think I was just unprepared for it happening so suddenly. It seems almost overnight I’ve started noticing these subtle signs and when I complain, the Viking just tells me “Well you are nearly 30”.
When did that happen?
I got married at 23 years old, and turned 24 shortly after, and I felt like I surely was a grown up, but when I look back on who I was then, I feel I’ve grown infinitely older and, thankfully, a little wiser. It’s not just my face, although I can certainly see it there, but it’s also my interests, my opinions, and the way I see the world. Five years ago I wouldn’t have been able to watch 5 minutes of the news without tuning out because they make it sound so boring, or being heartbroken by the things I saw. These days I am still heartbroken, but I’m finding it a little easier to keep watching. A little more important to push through.
I look at old photos of myself and all I see is a baby face. One I’m shocked by, and the difference is stark, but not one I miss at all.
I’m getting older, but I feel like my face is only just catching up with the person I am.
Did you get older suddenly? Have you noticed your boobs or butt starting to fall?
If you’re unfamiliar with my 22/28 reference, watch this: