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.


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


  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!!!!!!"

  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

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

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

  5. Is that a picture of YOU??



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

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

    And you are beautiful.

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

  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.

  10. Lovely post and a gorgeous photograph! x