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Fresh start and the BBC .

Friday, May 17, 2013

The other day I was talking to my friend , shes in her mid fifties and she is always talking about her OLD AGE! Hey I do it too ! I am trying to change my mindset about this though. So , to make a short story long. my friend was telling me she was watching her new neighbor . Her new neighbor was young , perky had cute red pig tails .,My friend said " I used to be her .I felt sad looking at her . I am old now...
Well she called me yesterday. This "how the conversation went.
"My new neighbor came over yesterday.We had coffee."
"Really? how was she ? whats her story ?"
"Shes divorced , has two kids 30 and 27"
"Two kids 30 and 27 !!! emoticon How old is she ! "
"Oh shes my age.."
Theres a lesson in this Story I think. American movies ,tv shows ,and commericals tend to show women that are Perfect ! Nobody is over weight , wrinkle commercials show 20 year old models. or if they are older they are air brushed , tucked , sucked. pinned, injected, dyed , enhanced..oh the list can go on !
Why don't we start looking at real women in our neighborhood, that we can use as healthy role models , !
My son said to me the other day ... "Have you noticed there's a lot more older chicks on BBC and they are hot ! " Well I don't know how I feel about my 21 year old son saying that ! lol but I checked it out ! yeah theres lots of shows on the BBC that feature older women or realistic looking women as the main character so to quell the negative voices in my head I am going to start doing two things !
1 .Look at women in my neighborhood that embody the qualities I want to have !
2. Start watching more BBC !

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AMANDANCES 5/21/2013 1:02PM

    LOVE this! I won't read beauty or fashion magazines because they all make me feel old and ugly.

Sometimes I think we only REALLY get old in our minds. Have you seen the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel? It kind of addresses that.

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OOPSIEDAYZ45 5/20/2013 1:03PM

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OWL_20 5/17/2013 8:31PM

    LOL, love your son's comment! Maybe the American networks could take heed!

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JEWELS571 5/17/2013 2:40PM

    Love this!! Thanks!

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JESSERMOVICK 5/17/2013 12:41PM

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