Here’s a term that makes us cringe, especially for us women.
Our skin is wrinkly, our eyelids are droopy, our boobs are saggy, our body takes longer to recover from each of our excesses… A never ending list.
When we look back or stumble on an old photo and saying “It has been 10 years already!”. Or even, when doing our shopping online and we have to enter our date of birth, we realize we have to scroll further and further down to select the year. Or nightclubs. You know, the ones filled the girls just as young as your niece! What anguish!
A few photos from the past or even a few clothing pieces in our wardrobe remind us that times have changed. Our style is completely different and so are our desires.
There is no remedy. That’s the cycle of nature and life too. No magic formulas, no magic pills to go back in time. A little bit of Botox if you desire it but even if it works wonders on the outside, it doesn’t change how we feel on the inside of our body.
As we often say to reassure ourselves, “Everything is in the head”. And it is so true!
Do you remember your 20s? As fresh as a rose, sure of herself but often fragile, indecisive, misunderstood. They are not necessarily the best years in a woman’s life. Experiences, failures, misunderstandings: we ask ourselves a lot a questions at that age.
Today at 30, 40 years old or more, we are finally WOMEN: imposed, master of our choices with enough maturity to make the right ones. We might not all know what we want but we certainly do know what we no longer want.
How exciting it is to grow old naturally, to take care of our skin by using specific products and care and to finally have found the style of a woman who is sure of herself. No more faux-pas because experience taught us that leopard is only worn is small doses. Or even that cleavage and short skirts do not go hand-in-hand. It is one or the other, never both at once.
And just between us, how many men fantasize about the more mature women?
So why panic? The word out there is that the 40s are the most fulfilling years in a woman’s life...
Translation: Melanie Harlay
Photo credit: Jana Sabeth on Unsplash