Saturday, 7 February 2009

Not as Pretty as I Thought, but it's Okay

I had a dress that is quite flattering on yesterday and a little makeup and thought, well you guys have seen me straight out of the studio looking a bit ragged... So I thought, I should share when I look nice.

But I have to say, I am still getting used to the post menopausal me. My face is fading. I could have used more makeup. But I have never been one for makeup and I can't see that changing now. 

I am not fishing! So please don't feel the need to comment that I still look good, etc. It is okay. I had my days of being young and beautiful (most young people are beautiful, we just don't see it in ourselves when we are young) and I found that it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. I feel more comfortable in my looks now, like they show the real me. 


~Barb~ said...

I know exactly what you mean...youth really is wasted on the young. There is so much we didn't realize when we were young. You are beautiful, have to know that. I think we become more beautiful as we get older. Like you said, you're more comfortable in your looks now and that is one of the most beautifying things in the world.
smile. be free. have fun.
Peace & Love,
♥ Barb ♥

Anonymous said...

I agree with Barb. I also think we are always much harder on ourselves then we should be. I'm 39 and am always taken back a bit on close up photos and how many wrinkles I actually have. On the other hand, I am also completely 100% comfortable in my 39 year old skin and truely believe that, that level of comfort can only come with age. So I'll take my 39 year old ass over youth any day. And by the way, you truely are beautiful. And you have the best lips ever.
Much Love

carlikup said...

Well excuse me for insisting here but ... I find you absolutely breathtaking, and I always have! I just never had the oppurtunity to tell you!

Carla :0)

trish said...

you are lovely-and such a pretty dress:) When I was younger I would not leave the house without makeup and I was SO hard on myself-I can look back and say that I was okay just the way I I'm 38 and I want to get in shape to FEEL good, not be skinny. I want to have energy and confidence-I ordered wii fit, it just came today, my son will have to show me how to use it, but I think the cost of it will keep me from shoving it in a corner!!
thank you for the post and the beautiful photo-

PJ's talking2.... said...

I'm with you, Zom. I'm more comfortable with me now. Got tired of 'em not looking me in the eye. :) NOW they do!
I think you look nice, and happy. That's a good place to be. ~PJ

Raven said...

I must applaud you for NOT wearing too much makeup. Many women start to pile it on as they age and it just makes them look older {exs: Marie Osmond, Dolly Parton...}.

I'm fortunate that, even though I just turned 39 this past Sunday, I don't yet have any wrinkles. I thank the heavens {and genetics} everyday for such great fortune. And you should as well! You look gorgeous and your body amazing.

Kudos to natural beauty!


Billy and Button said...

Gorgeous gorgeous woman! (And the dress is cute too!)

Zom said...

You guys are very sweet. And even though I told you not to reassure me, I was very touched by the compliments.

I think I posted this because I am interested in how people feel about getting older. We are told we are beautiful when we are young as if it is something innate, but of course it goes.

I am surprised by how little this bothers me. And how in many ways it is a relief. I feel as though I am now seen for who I am, rather than what I look like. Will that freedom get more as I get older, or will I again feel misrepresented by my looks?

nollyposh said...

Hmmmm sometimes i am bothered, but less as i get older... May i suggest that yOu have never had anything to be bothered about!?! Love the snazzy hair cut tOO... Am trying to convince myself to go as short again... but that voice in my head!!!

Renee said...

uuuggghhhh. HELLO....

Gorgeous. You look beautiful.

You have certainly not lost your looks but the best thing of all for me is your side grin and the twinkle in your eyes.

You are the bomb. Holy shit.

Love Renee

Zom said...

Thanks again you guys. I have an opening this Friday, so you are helping my confidence. Why not be a bomb at 49?

By the way darling Vicki, not a haircut. My hair is up. It is kinda hot here.

nollyposh said...

Oh Lol!

Anonymous said...

Maybe youth is meant to be wasted while we are young?
Then when we are older, we can concentrate on making things beautiful and seeing beauty in all!
You do look beautiful and I can see you would turn many heads to stare and see just how beautiful you are. Just think that in 30 years you will look back and see just how beautiful you are now. Think at a ripe old age I didn't realize.
We're a funny lot us humans!
Thank you for sharing your photo, you are shinning bright and very pretty.

nanakin1 said...

Your picture shows a beautiful, confident woman. Can't beat that, Zom.
Nancy (nanakin1)
P.S. I hope you are safe from the fires.

Walk in the Woods said...

I think you're lovely and your smile just glows!

RHCarpenter said...

I hope we all become happier in our bodies and with our faces - and know it's just the outer wrapping of what is truly amazing inside! Love your journaling and the first one touched me so much...that's what's important, not whether you did your hair today or not! You have a new fan.