Thursday, April 4, 2013

Facing 50

Sometimes when I look in my mirror, I don't recognize the person looking back at me.  I was getting crazy critical of wrinkles, age spots and sagging eyelids  so I started taking self-portraits in order to face myself.     







I am actually NOT dreading 50, I FEEL great and have a lot of energy and enjoy getting as much out of each day as possible.  With these pictures, I've come to accept this aging face.  LOL   


  





I love this picture!  There's this theory around here that I CAN'T wear hats, but  I am rocking Jeff's bowler, here...  






Having props makes the portraits more fun and at first I hid behind them...






But now, I don't mind standing up front.








Or having some fun...




My niece Karen took this great picture 


A great reunion with Karen and her husband Brad at our house was a joyous time.  At this stage in life, I am striving to embrace the beauty of the moments and avoid self-criticism.  








After being without my car for almost a month, I am glad I took the time to capture my elation.  Happy, happy, joy, joy! 

Fifty is just fine with me, actually 50 is FABULOUS!!!

Is there something you NEED to face?  

3 comments:

  1. This is just great & you look absolutely beautiful AND youthful. I love your outlook and I think it's contagious!

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    1. Thanks Sally, it isn't always easy putting myself out there but I realize that if I am going through these things, others must be too. We are in this together, right?!
      Peace

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  2. Happy belated birthday Donna! You look FABULOUS at 50! I hope you had a grand time! I have been thinking about you after hearing about the Boston incident. I hope you are doing well!

    Sandy xox

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