But... when I got up to run this morning, what to my wondering eyes had appeared? A huge pimple on my cheek, that's what. What the heck is going on? Am I going through menopause or puberty? I just looked in the mirror and said 'OK Body- Team Menopause or Team Puberty - pick a side and stick with it!' Yes... they should make a t-shirt that say that!
Believe me, I am not one of these women who looks at the younger generation and wants to be back there. I am embracing my age, and loving every minute of it. I was married and had a fantastic job, a house and time to work out hard every day when I was 23. I was raising my kids in my 30's and starting a new business in my 40's. And as I approach my 50's, I am excited about what it holds. I live my life to the fullest. I wouldn't trade places with the younger set for anything in the world. I love the knowledge, and confidence that I have gained over the years. I wouldn't go back to the uncertainty, the body image struggles, the dating game, the lack of self confidence that the younger set has for all the tea in China. So, when I see a younger girl with a perky body and a cute boy, I just smile. I know what she's got to look forward to, and I hope she enjoys every minute of it like I do!
I may be a little fluffier than I was back then, (well maybe a lot fluffier), but I have no regrets. I'm wiser, happier, I enjoy my friends more, and I take better care of myself. I'm OK with alone time, in fact, I cherish it. I played on Team Puberty years ago... been there done that, and didn't really care for it at all. I choose Team Menopause. So, pimple, get off my face... I'm sticking with the hot flashes!