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Glowing Up

Updated: Nov 2, 2023

As I get older I love myself a little more, not conceitedly or anything just the fact that I’m me. My mind, (although maybe a little more forgetful) is still the same as it was when I was 20 years younger. I still love to prank people, I laugh when someone farts, tells inappropriate jokes or falls down, I’m a immature adult. I embrace it, but I also embrace I’m older, almost middle age, my kids are practically grown and I’m turning a new chapter in my book.

Don’t get me wrong I don’t like all aspects of aging, I still dye my hair regularly to cover those sprigs of silver, I don’t enjoy the aching knees and hip, the carpal tunnel wrist or the impatient bladder but I do understand it’s part of living the life I’ve lived and I feel blessed.

My knees and hip is from many years of playing and coaching softball, I loved being a catcher, protecting the plate, calling pitches, framing balls, throwing down a runner, man those where the days, I loved coaching just the same, pushing my girls, helping them discover their passion, squatting for my newfound pitcher as she learns the techniques and fundamentals of pitching or teaching my catcher how to throw from her knees to second. It was great joy watching little girls blossom into true athletes. My knees are shot but my heart is full.

Hard work and having babies have also contributed to some of my non favorable attributes but I’m blessed nonetheless.

I enjoy glowing up aka getting older. I have experienced loss so I value the important things, I’ve went through struggles and hardships so my faith is stronger, I’m resilient and determined. I don’t put up with petty drama or dwell on bs like I did when I was younger. I stand up for myself and speak my mind freely. Yes I 100% still have many flaws but I except them. I’ve learned to show myself grace and a little mercy when I screw up, I try to learn from my mistake and improve where I went wrong.

What I’m trying to say is although your smile lines maybe a little deeper, new age spots have appeared, gravity has taken its toll, silver highlights and frames your face, your core may be a bit softer, your joints a little stiffer you’ve glowed up. Reflect back through your years. Look at all you’ve accomplished, all the places you’ve been, look at all you’ve overcome. Look at all you’ve done in your life, the friendships you’ve made, the family you’ve been blessed with, the home you’ve built. Sure you may still have room for improvement but love yourself and embrace all that is you. We’re all like fine wine, we get better with time.

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