Monday, September 26, 2011

On Making Myself Feel Younger

It seems whenever I finish a course I always feel like I've aged, and not in a more mature, knowledgeable way.

I feel like I've got enough wrinkles to hide third world countries in, and I'm afraid to hug the Munchkin for fear she'll disappear within them.

Now that the life sucking black hole of a course I spent the majority of my life on for the last month is finished I decided I needed a little pick-me-up.

No, I didn't open a bottle of wine, though now that I think about it that sounds like a pretty good idea.

Even this early in the morning.

Instead, I scheduled a day at the spa.

It's rare I trust people with my hair, but my stylist is as much an Angel as her name suggests. My hair is youthful again, and more fitting of the woman I am when I'm not bogged down in analytically heavy colonial reading.

Did I mention I love the random hussy pink and purple streak I have in my otherwise natural strawberry blonde hair?

So now, even though I might feel like this:

I'm actually looking much more like this:


What do you do to rejuvenate yourself when you're feeling aged?



  1. Been there! Although, I haven't tried the pink yet - sounds awesome!

  2. That's a lot of freaking pink and sparkliness. :P Totally love the old lady...although if she was flipping the bird that would be even better. You are getting up there...lmao. Love you babe.

    Okay, in all seriousness, I do understand and I hate when something just seems to age you. Then you notice things like the gray hair that's creeping in around your face and the lines when you smile and the droopiness of your boobs...and how insanely tired you are.

    I tell you what, I'll come over and bring some wine...I've heard its like the Fountain of Youth...I'm sure a few glasses in we'll be feeling Just Fine.

  3. Actually, there is no backing up along the timeline but the fact is there are things we can do to improve conditions and things that do not help. Now that I'm 43 it would be wild to "feel 30 years old" but I still remember that when I was 20 and I was feeling 30, that "something was wrong" - draining relationships. Maybe the course was tough, maybe you need more Sun, maybe your classmates were a bunch of junior vampires who believe you are older than Jesus Christ because you are over 25 or 30 years old. We have to forgive them because we remember when we were like that to. Get into Old Hag. I think we need to learn to revel in Middle Age and even Old Age, but don't expect the cult of Youth to be into it.

  4. I love the pink. I remember it used to be I hated pink, now the older I get the more I love it. Though, I'm not into candy pink. :)