Aging gracefully is a beautiful thing. Thereâ€™s a meme going around on Twitter where weâ€™re encouraged to post a photo if we wear glasses. I posted a photo and immediately lost three followers. I donâ€™t usually notice my follower count, because honestly I donâ€™t really care how many people follow my inane tweets, but the change in number caught my eye and I was a little bit surprised.
I wear glasses. My mustache is gray. I have a gut and I donâ€™t have a six pack that anyone can see. Iâ€™m comfortable in my skin, Iâ€™m probably in what could be called my mid-50s and I know who I am.
Iâ€™m happy being me.
I donâ€™t feel the need to color anything or pull anything tight or inject anything to smooth anything. Iâ€™ve earned the laugh lines and Iâ€™ve learned to laugh more.
Iâ€™m happy being me at 53 and I look forward to what the future brings.