Growing Older, Growing Stronger
I've been thinking lately about getting older, in part because I recently turned 33. Sometimes I am more optimistic about aging than others. I do not like feeling old or seeing signs of age on my face. I'll admit it! Yet, the life I lead is so rich with love. The days weave together beautifully. And I feel so good about where I am at this point in time.
Recently, Melissa tipped me off to a contest where you can win a trip to see Ani Difranco play live in New York. I entered a photo and have not figured out what happened to it or where the forums are. But the point is that Ani Difranco has this lovely new song that I identify with a lot. The first lines say, "lately I've been looking in the mirror picking myself apart/you'd think at my age I'd have found something better to do."
When does it end?
I look at my daughter and think of my goals for her. And I know that what I hope to impart is that the joy of life is the most important. And that no matter what you look like, you're a special, precious being, right down to the core.
These pictures were taken two weeks ago on the weekend and I love them. I love my confident brave girl and how she so willingly explores the world. And laughs.