At the beginning of summer, a pool was put in at my brother’s house. I have received more requests than I can count, to come over and swim. Many invitations have been declined, simply because I did not feel like going through the trouble of shaving my legs. I have really missed out!
A couple of weeks ago, my darling 10 year old niece Maddie Jane poked me in the belly and told me I was fluffy. It was difficult to scold her for being rude, because I was laughing so hard.
A couple of nights ago, this same sweet child was sitting in the pew behind me at church. Just as the service was beginning to start, she yanked on my hair and announced “Aunt Angela, you have a lot of gray hair”. Children are so brutally honest!
This most recent comment got me to thinking, have I really let myself go? The answer is most definitely YES!
I’ll admit that I am too lazy to shave my legs regularly, but I’m not married anymore and nor am I in a relationship. So I have the luxury of slacking a bit, right?
I’ll also admit that I am currently at my highest weight ever. My disabilities make it difficult for me to exercise…EXCUSE…I could always give up my nightly bowl of ice cream and candies I keep at my desk.
I say that I don’t believe in coloring my hair. I am going to grow old gracefully, embracing my gray hair. Or is it that I’m just concerned with the upkeep of coloring every 4 – 6 weeks?
Ok, while I am at it here is another shameful confession. I have not had a pedicure in well over a year, nope no paint on these toes. But I am on a tight budget and pedicures are a luxury I cannot afford. Well I do have a box full of nail polish, cuticle creams, clippers, etc. So, I guess I really have no excuse.
I think perhaps, I have become very comfortable not being in a relationship. I don’t think I am depressed. Shouldn’t I want to be pretty just for myself?
I’ve put it all out there, over the blogosphere for all to read. Now, it’s time for a change! Posting this makes me accountable. By the end of the weekend, my legs will be shaved, toes will be painted and a healthier diet will be implemented.
I have not made a decision on coloring my gray yet, so there will be more to come on that decision. Any suggestions?
I am looking forward to these changes and feeling better about myself very soon!
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