Better Not Younger is my expression of the moment.
Being in the moment is the perfect example of being “better not younger”.
When I think about the years passing and what it means to each of us I sincerely hope my focus is on improvement, enjoyment and wisdom rather than the re-creation of the past. There is no reason why the future cannot be bigger and brighter than what has gone before; that is how I want to spend the next decades and where I want my focus to be.
I’m all or nothing when it comes to my lipstick shades.
As summer draws to a seemingly speedy close I’m fast-tracking towards the depth and richness of autumn/winter hues. Choosing lip colour has always been an all or nothing experience for me. I like them nude or I like them coloured.
The mid shades, the weaker versions and the pale imitations have never moved me.
I like a bold lip or not much at all.
It was a few years back and I was walking down the street with my two gorgeous daughters.
The passing male traffic did what they usually do with the exception of me. I was blanked. Not in a nasty hurtful way but in an invisible way as if I wasn’t there. I was a person no longer of visual interest. My girls took no notice, just as I once took no notice, this time I did.
I will admit it did throw me for a moment – the loss of a wink, a smile or the occasional wolf whistle – I had come of age. Shocking really! Nobody ever imagines they will become invisible to the opposite sex – partners aside of course. And yes, I am talking in generalisations here but undoubtedly when we reach a certain age there is a subtle shift.
You know what? It is the VERY BEST thing to happen to me.