When I was in my early 30s, always so worried about my skin, fashion exercise; I looked at myself in the mirror and thought I looked old….I was so wrong….my goal then and now, was to take care of myself, inside and out, so I would age gracefully.
It was always more than just looking good, than using creams, facials and dermatological procedures; it was about feeling amazing inside, so that my inner beauty would be reflected on the outside.
My mom and I had a joke, we made a bet that I wouldn’t be wearing a mini skirt by the time I was 40! I turned 40 and yes I was wearing a mini skirt. Today I am 46 years old and I still wear them, in my own Trendy way, not to show nor prove anything to anybody, but because I feel young and want to celebrate it.
I believe age in a matter of perception, people tell me all the time I look at least 10 years younger and I love it, but the greatest compliment for me is when people understand my youth is inside of me! My inner peace, my healthy diet, my meditation and dance around the house just to celebrate who I am and who I am becoming.
Today on my birthday, which I share with my mom; I made my mom another bet, that I will continue to wear a miniskirt until I feel joy in doing so, as a celebration of who I am! I also told her, something that is true and that I hold dear to my heart; I want to age gracefully the same way she did! At age 71, her picture was the most liked picture on FB feed, on my six years of blogging! She’s 71 and a HIT!
Happy Birthday, Mom!