I really want to get into blogging so I have been spending a lot of time online reading blogs and trying to get some ideas. I came across a great group of "Over 40 Bloggers". They are headed up by a woman called Java who has a blog called "Never Growing Old". It really is a great blog...I suggest you check it out.....
So here I go again feeling so "misplaced"....I dont know why I cant just feel comfortable with who I am!! Ok, so I am 45 years old. I dont feel 45. I know I dont look 45...I dont act 45...but, really what does it mean to act 45??? Is there a handbook or instructions some where that tell you how you need to act & look when you are in your 40's? And, if there is....who wrote it??? Why is it that if I wanna go out wearing low rise skinny jeans, Ugg boots, and a hoodie, people look at me and say that I am dressed too young, I must have raided my daughter's closet, I'm having a midlife crisis ....blah, blah, blah, blah.
Maybe I just like those things!!! Can't I like those things? I once had a boss tell me that "Grandma's don't wear hoodies".....Oh, really??? Oh so because I am a grandmother, I should have traded my hoodies in for cardigan sweaters, my Uggs in for orthopedic shoes, and my jeans in for some polyester pants??? Maybe I should shove some Kleenex up my sleeve too. And hey! while I'm at it, maybe I can throw an apron on when I pop those TV dinners in the microwave!!! Who writes these rules? I can't even watch "What Not To Wear" with Stacy London because she says that you can't wear a mini skirt after a certain age. I get so upset. What?? Why can't I? I'm 5'2"...My legs are my best feature. I do wear denim mini skirts....not ones that just cover my ass, I would say they go mid thigh, but if I wore a skirt that went to my knee, it would look ridiculous......I also suspect that somewhere in that instruction manual on "How to Look & Act in Your 40's" it says something about "no piercings". Yup...did that too!! While on vacation this summer my boys bet me that I didn't have the guts to get my nose pierced....they lost!!! You know what? I love it....Its a small little diamond stud in the crease of my nose....I think it's cute, and I love it!!!
So if the book "How to Look & Act in Your 40's" exists .... someone better let me know where to get it because this Skinny Jean, Hoodie, Ugg wearing, nose pierced 45 year-old grandma needs a copy........there might be some more rules that need to be broken!!!!