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How old would you be


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

if you didn't know how old you are? In my case a resounding 34!! which is kind of funny considering I'll be 60 next month. and why 34 you ask? no clue. I don't recall 34 being a particularly good or bad year, just a year.

The reason I ask is because I have noticed a real disconnect between the person I am in my head and the person I confront in the mirror and in photographs. I think that is why I absolutely HATE having my picture taken. How can I argue with the tired looking woman that is right there in black and white or color. I don't think this rises to a "crisis of spirit" but it is becoming something I need to address.

In one of the threads I follow we often talk about chubby girl and svelte girl and even the mean girl who says such negative things in our own heads. But what do we do with Younger Girl and the conflict with the mirror? I'm starting to feel like Dorian Gray, only the negative portrait is not hidden beneath a sheet in the attic, it's out there for everyone to see.

So, how old would YOU be if you didn't know how old you are?
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ONECATSHORT97 11/16/2011 9:43AM

    Maybe I should clarify a little. My question is not how old would you LIKE to be or to what age would you like to return, but just how old do you feel in your head (and heart), regardless of your physical state. I have no problem with the number 60 or where I am today in my life, but for some reason my brain seems to be stuck at 34! I've enjoyed reading your comments. Thanks..

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BJBEAR73 11/16/2011 7:04AM

    I think that I'm happier now than I have been in so many years that I'll keep my current age. I FEEL younger than 56, but having reconnected with the love of my life makes me feel so happy with myself that I'm quite content. emoticon

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SHARILEE_OHIO 11/15/2011 6:22PM

    Good question! I know exactly what you are talking about. I hate having my picture taken for the same reasons. I think of myself in my early 30s like 33 or 34, when I am actually 43. Not that my early 30s were a particularly good time either.

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GRANDEFILLE 11/15/2011 5:56PM

    you know what? I love my age. I feel good about myself.. For once in my life I like me as ME. Being younger had some nice sides, but my life was not as good. i'd say life begins at 40. I am 16 in my head and 47 physically and I have no problem being a 16yrs old in a 47yrs old body! lol

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KATHIE_B 11/15/2011 3:26PM

    Wow, I know what you are saying. How old would I be? Fifty was a good year, I think. Or maybe 53 the year I built the house. Not younger than that. Everything changed for the better after menopause.

I've spent the past couple of years wising I could get rid of some of the saggy , baggy wrinkles and so I saved up and got my courage up and had surgery on Thursday? 'll tell you when the swelling goes down. I was never a pretty girl but I was always careful with my grooming--good haircut and all that jazz. I don't expect I will look 50 or even 53. I guess that since I am at goal, and physically fit I would just like people to think "she looks pretty good for over 60."

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CATHEMARIE 11/15/2011 2:04PM

    Hmmm . . . this is a good question! Probably 34 like you!

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