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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Up and running, almost

Some changes. Me without makeup. Some days I don't do any makeup. But you might notice the change in hair. Color, cut, etc. My hair had gotten a bit longer. I've been coloring it light blonde. And then I decided it's not me. There are so many pretty blonde bloggers. And some half blonde bloggers. Anyway, between the blog and pinterest I discovered that I'm liking a lot of fashion and looks that I wasn't using myself. I am crazy for the bohemian look. I think it speaks freedom to me. Freedom to be yourself and freedom to please only yourself. I remember in the late 60's and early 70's I listened to Born To Be Wild, Me and Bobby McGee, and a lot of other songs and wished that
I could just get on a motorcycle and just leave. For good. I think it might have been my subconscious telling me that I was in the wrong place.

Anyway, my current relationship is with someone who encourages me to be myself and to make myself happy. I don't think I'd be happy as a roaming hippie. But I don't think I'd be happy doing the ex-soccer mom stuff either. Which brings me here. There are not a lot of blogs that celebrate older women. And the ones I have found seem to have money and a beautiful wardrobe from forever. I, however, have changed sizes, bought what would go over the fat, and gotten caught between what is sort of classic and what is a trend. Some of each. I wear clothing that doesn't bind. It stretches. I'm trying at this point to add some wovens to the mix. And in the meantime I have changed what I can control.

When I found out I have diabetes I changed my eating habits and my body is slowly reacting to the changes by losing some weight. I'm not getting on the scale. I'm not measuring yet. But certain things fit differently. And I like that. I will have the leftovers of a life of fat= loose skin. Oh well.

I'm back to taking pictures. I will have some things to show now. The new hair color and cut have made me realize that I feel more authentically me than I have in years. Maybe ever. And that's good.


beatrice said...

Judy, I love your new hair style. You have such a wonderful smile.

Shybiker said...

Hi there! Nice to meet you. Thank you for the comment you left.

It's good to hear you're feeling your life is more authentic now. And, being only a decade younger than you, I recognize the reference to Sixties music and culture. Maybe we can't be hippies any more, but we can still jump on a motorcycle! I do.

I think you should blog about your style. There is a growing circle of women over 40 doing this and you'd fit right in. I sympathize with your issues: for example, before buying anything, I check to see how much the material will stretch since my body is too large in the wrong places.

The most interesting blogs are those that address the blogger's life and I think your struggle with diabetes is an important issue. It interests me, and I suspect it will interest others.

Hope to see you around!