Looking at Aging With Stars in My Eyes

I love this article about menopause in Ode magazine. It brings up a good point about how we as a society tend to look at youth as the goal and getting older as last place.  The writer shares how we have become so vain about our “packaging” and how we forget that age is a wonderful part of life because we learn and grow and appreciate life more.

Two of my favorite parts of this article are these: “All the while, we’re missing out on an enlightening journey, one that’s vital for anyone who wants to grow as a human being. Let’s talk about this side of the story: getting older as an experience that can be personally valuable to each and every one of us.” and “I didn’t fear the physical aging; I come from a family of strong women who look good well into old age. I also try to keep myself healthy through vitamins, walking, strength training and nutrition.”

Enjoy the full article by Hanny Roskamp at http://odewire.com/234079/the-meaning-of-menopause.html

Personally I look forward to no longer having a period each month or worrying about birth control. If I could choose to start menopause now I would.

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  1. This is a great hint of an article & I’m going to read it all in a sec. But I so much agree that with age most certainly arises wisdom, & that’s fine with me. I do notice a few hairs on my chin which I pluck & I do think “yik” because I don’t like them (so pluck them!) but so what – I’m ageing. What can I say… it’s unstoppable, so I’ll just pluck the yikky hairs & forget about it!

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    1. That’s cool, I have always had to pluck a few stray hairs from my chin. It doesn’t bother me when people care how they look. It’s the whole having to look like you are twenty when you are forty or sixty. We should all just relax a little. I knew nothing when I was twenty. I am proud to be older and wiser.

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  2. It’s funny how people freak out as they get older. My sister is one of them every year on her birthday she breaks down crying because she is getting so old. What amazes me is that she doesn’t see all the things to be thankful for as she grows wiser 🙂 . We learn to appreciate life as we get older, to view people, circumstances, actions ect. differently. We realize who we are more and more and learn to live in our best life. I embrace age. I look forward to each new year and what it will bring. Also, like you I can’t wait to drop the birth control and the menstrual cycle. 🙂

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    1. I hope one year soon your sister will stop with the tantrum and just enjoy life. When I turned 30 I had 2 cousins with birthdays after me and I remember they were both really worried and I told them I was happy to get older. It just seems so silly to me. We wait so long to be grown ups and then we suddenly want to be young again. Good grief!

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      1. I hope she does too. We focus so much on the things we can’t change and end up allowing life to zoom right past us without living even one moment of it. I say live life to the fullest and then growing old won’t really matter that much because you will have had a life well lived.

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    2. CRYING on your birthday because of age!!! Wow, it’s going to be difficult for her… I totally agree we realise who we are more – well said FindingMyWorth.

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