October 8, 2009

When I look in the mirror. . .

I see me – at a weight I can live with.  It’s taken me years to be able to say that.

I still tend to see my flaws but am trying to embrace them as part of me.  I realize that I’m not perfect – and never will be; so I have to love what I have.

I see someone who is not as young as she once was; but is now a confident, strong woman.  A woman who is happy where she is in her life – happily married, mother of a teenage boy, a good friend.

My thirties were a turning point in my life and as I begin the journey of my forties – I truly think I am in one of the best places of my life.

No longer do I care (much) about what people think.  No longer am I worried that people are looking and laughing at me.  No longer am I worried that whatever I say will sound dorky (I know it sometimes will and I don’t care).

I see a woman who is at peace with herself and her place in the world.  I see a woman who is happy.  And you can’t ask for anymore than that.

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This prompt was supplied by Mama Kat’s Writers Workshop from Mama's Losin' It.  It was inspired by Liz at Loving Mom 2 Boys

11 comments:

  1. You are so very pretty!

    I would love to be at peace with who I am. I wonder if I'll ever get there. I remember when I was in high school I told Beth (blindasabat-beth) that when I start to get wrinkles I was going to lose myself and no one would ever be able to find me.

    Here I am, 45, and I still feel like I'm in my young to mid 30's and then I'm like "FU&K! HOW DID I GET TO BE 45!!!!!!"

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  2. What a wonderful post & picture.

    I am striving to be where you are at - it is just such a long journey for me.

    MJ of Dirty Lil Confessions via Mama's Losin It

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  3. I have to agree. The 40's are where you finally begin to feel comfortable in your own skin.

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  4. You most definitely can't ask for more than that.

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  5. Is that a picture of YOU??

    DAAAAYUM!

    Too-Hot-To-Trot!

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  6. The 40s rock...and other than some twinges in the joints, the 50s are pretty cool, too!

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  7. There must be something about those thirties that make you smarter. I am starting to get that.

    And you are beautiful.

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  8. Oh what a great place to be!!! This post just screams a quiet sense of confidence. I love it!

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  9. You are amazing. This is such a great post and a great look at who you have become; secure and confident. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Lovely post and a gorgeous photograph! x

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