Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Being 40: I am me

It seems like every other day random samplings of my Facebook friends are posting the same sayings or phrases or paragraphs in their status. Sometimes the statuses thank a wonderful husband. Other statuses recognize amazing children or a rewarding relationship with a parent. I am always tempted to write my own that says something like "if you've never been married to a wonderful man or had amazing kids but your single sassy and satisfied, repost this as your status." There are moments when I feel a little left out of the sharing. Being 40 and single, without a family of my own, is really hard some days.

But today, many of my friends were posting this: "I'm not beautiful or gorgeous. I haven't got an amazing figure or a flat stomach. I'm far from being considered model material~but I'm me. I eat junk food and love to wear my PJ's and no make-up around the house. I'm random and crazy. And I don't pretend to be someone I'm not. I am who I am, love me or not. I can't change ME!" And I thought, "Finally a status that is almost me!" Almost... Not quite exactly right... And it might vary from today to tomorrow to next Friday... But I think now I'd rewrite this  REPOST-THIS-IF-YOU-RELATE status to say:

I am beautiful though it may not be obvious to you. I am gorgeous inside and out. I might not have an amazing figure but I have a sexy attitude and a beautiful mind. I'm far from being considered model material because I'd never give up ice cream or french fries or peace of mind to show my stuff on the catwalk. I like to wear my sweats and sometimes I can't wait to take my make up off but I also love to get all dolled up. I get my hands dirty and I work hard. But I play hard too. I am random and crazy and spontaneous and adventurous. I don't pretend to be someone I'm not. I am who I am. Love me or not. I won't change me. Not for just anyone. I am me.


Anonymous said...

So true, in reality you must accept yourself first before other will accept you. You can only change what you can and if not, you live life to the fullest as you are. Keep on enjoying being you- that is an awesome journey to endeavor.

Elle said...

Some of us don't get married till after 40. I was perfectly happy with that myself. Then I met the man I did end up marrying...I'm ok with that too.

So long as you are happy that's fine. If you are not happy...then change something. Not everything mind you...just something.