Thursday, July 20, 2017


I have a very specific memory of reading a very specific article concerning a very specific age that is said to be a woman's "most beautiful". At 25, I thought it was fascinating and random that this writer pegged 31 years old as a woman's "most beautiful". I don't know why it stuck with me, but it always did, and I wondered how I would feel at 31 years old. (and more importantly, 32...44....65...?)

So it is notable to me, that for some reason, this year, I feel more healthy and happy and satisfied in my own skin than I ever have. I wear less make up than I've ever worn. and I have started to let my hair dry naturally and just embrace whatever it does. and rather than it being something that is lazy (although it certainly is a lot easier) the main reason I am doing this is because I like it. I like the way my hair looks naturally.

Which is just, so weird. Since high school I have scorched it with straighteners, wands, curling irons, blow dryers... everything. I've never left the house without it "done" to some capacity. and I mean never.

Until this year.

So, here is a picture of me (with make up on) coming home from a date. With my hair natural. I loved it so much that I took a selfie. 

What I'm wondering now is if, perhaps, the thing that makes a woman the "most beautiful" at 31 has more to do with her inner spirit. Her acceptance of herself. Her knowledge of herself that she gained in her in her 20s. With still a touch of youth and a more solid grasp of who she is, no wonder 31 is a great year in terms of "beauty".

Anyway, you know, just being a little vulnerable here. I'm not one to post many selfies. But like I said, notable things deserve to be noted ;-) 

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