The other day I said to my husband…
“Do you ever catch your reflection in a store window or car mirror and think… Whoa – Is that what I really look like? Because I feel like I’m 27 and when I look at myself I’m seeming more Lily Bass than Serena van der Woodsen. You know? I feel so young. But then I catch a glimpse of a wrinkle and almost can’t believe it. You know what I mean? Does that happen to you?”
“No,” he responds.
“No to which part? Because it’s not like you would think you look like Lily Bass. You would be more Rufus Humphrey and less Dan Humphrey in this scenario. Ok, we’re getting way off track with “Gossip Girl” analogies and it’s pointless because you still refuse to open yourself up to the brilliance of that show by sitting down to watch an episode. So what I’m trying to say is – do you ever catch your reflection and are suddenly shocked by the aging process?”
At that point, I decided to not share that sometimes I stare at myself at the mirror and pull back the sides of my face to see what I would look like if I went all Joan Rivers at the age of 39.
I wish I could be more like my husband. I wish the aging process didn’t bug me.
But if sort of does. And by “sort of” I mean, “totally.”
I think I once read on Kristen’s blog that in 10 years we’ll look back on photos of ourselves at our present age and think we look so young and fabulous. So we should just appreciate how we look today. I try to remember that because it’s kick ass advice. And if that tidbit didn’t come from Kristen, well, she’s a fantastic photographer so you should still check out her blog.
And I just FEEL so young. Except for the other night when I was driving on the Merritt Parkway. And I was going like 40 mph which is so slow I think it might be illegal on a highway.
But in my defense, the Merritt is really dark and curvy. And my ancient jeep doesn’t really have “headlights” but more like dim bulbs that I believe have the same wattage as two flashlights. And highways should have streetlights. And plus, I think everyone driving in the opposite direction had their brights on. And who are all these daredevils flying past me anyway?
So when I’m not going 40 mph on major highways, I feel totally young.
P.S. Project Runway is BACK. And it’s exactly how you remember. Except in LA. And on Lifetime. And it’s hosted by Kathy Ireland.
Ok, it’s still Heidi.
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