I look good for my age….!

21 Jun

I look good, for my age. I was informed of this fact by a too-beautiful-to-be-real Gen Y-er who works in my office. I know it was meant as a compliment but all I heard was, “You look alright, for an old lady.”

I’d always intended to age gracefully but the older I get, the more I feel like kicking and screaming as I move towards forty. I know, thirty-six isn’t that old (it’s not twenty-six is it?) and I know I should be grateful that I have my health (I am). It’s just that I feel like I left high school yesterday, fell asleep and woke up twenty years later. Where did the time go?

My face is holding up okay and I don’t have grey hair yet but I know it’s just a matter of time. For the first time I’m considering a little cosmetic intervention. I have a friend who dabbles and she looks amazing, completely natural, except the fact I know how old she is and she looks years younger.

At a previous workplace a colleague celebrated her twenty-ninth birthday, then her thirtieth and then she forgot she’d confessed her real age and tried to celebrate her twenty-ninth again. I’ve never been this bad. I’ve always happily admitted my age to those who ask and you know what? Plenty of people do ask. Isn’t it rude to ask a woman her age? Especially one with three child restraints in her car, bags under her eyes and some high-powered night cream in her bathroom cupboard.

I look good, for my age and I’m happy about this. I just wish time wasn’t going by so quickly.

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