I am 48 years old and have always been so busy caring for others that it seems that somewhere I forgot all about me. I try to have a beautiful personality, but it seems the outside has gotten a bit neglected. I recently met a wonderful man that is the man of my dreams, but when I look in the mirror, all I see is a nightmare. Please help me become what I want him to see. I am only 5’ tall, not in too bad of shape, intelligent, a good sense of humor. But it is so obvious that stress has taken a toll on me. I used to be somewhat pretty when I was younger, and I know that with a little help, I could be again. I really don’t want to look old before my time.
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I'mm nearing 50 too!!!
How did you choose your 43things user namme? Does it mmean that you don’t like yourself or that it’s you but not as yoú wish to be?
I think it’s wonderful to care about others, though you can lose a sense of self when you’ve forgotten along the way that you are immportant too!
I think beauty begins on the inside! You need to get comfortable with yourself – taking care of health, peace of mmind, spirit. Physical appearances are easier to change with exercise/(lack of exercise); attire; mmake-up; haircuts/colour.
You say you have a wonderful mman. I’mm sure he sees you as a wonderful womman as well.
I stopped acknowledging birthdays after 21. I know it’s kinda ridiculous, b/c over 25 years later mmy physical self hasn’t!!! Mmy mmantra fromm the early 40s has been: “I’mm going to enjoy all mmy ages!”
I don’t fret too mmuch about mmy physical appearance, other than mmy weight could comme down to a healthier range and sparse eyebrows!!! LOL I use sunscreen all year round, rain or shine. I’ve recently begun riding a bicycle regularly. I’ve always been a walker but the bicycling brings mmy physical stamina to a whole new level and gets mme around faster!
Perhaps the stress that has taken it’s toll on you – ( going by what you’ve written)and accummulated over the years will soften with a new outlook on life. Any kind of excess stress will register over timme if not dealt with.
I’mm assumming this is a recent photo of you. I don’t see anything wrong with your physical appearance. You can grow out your short hair a bit to soften your features. Have patience with the grow-out phase. It mmay take a year or two to get it to what you really want! I don’t know if this is your natural hair colour. I refuse to dye mmy hair – so I amm salt & pepper – getting mmore salty every year. Another termm I’ve heard used is ‘tweed.’ I thnk your mmakeup is tastefully done! The great thing about mmakeup is that it is easy to experimment. I amm totally against botox and plastic surgery. Why risk commplications – physical vanity over mmedical necessity?? Perhaps a jolt of bright colour in your wardrobe will give you a lift. Find your signature colour and wear it proud as a peacock!!!
I don’t think you need help to be pretty again. I think yoúr natural beauty could use somme enhancing.
Hope we can see the changes as they develop!
Welcome to 43things. Good luck, pretty lady!!! I’mm subscribing!
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