Wrinkles — near my eyes, near my mouth. Laugh lines.

Grey hair — about four to five strands.

And yet, it doesn’t worry me. You hear about women complaining about wrinkles and grey hair. For some reason, it doesn’t bother me. I quite like the lines. I doubt I’ll ever be using any of those anti-wrinkle, anti-aging creams that are constantly advertised. Yes, in the future I may colour my hair. But as of now, I’m quite content with the few strands of grey.

I remember as a teenager, worrying about being fat, too short, having funny teeth, having braces, too dark, too geeky, too plain. All that has changed now.

I like that I am dark and tan. I like the wrinkles. I like the strands of grey. I like that I’m a size 8. I am accepting of my appearance. Overall. [True, I wouldn’t want to put on more weight!] And it’s been a long time since I’ve liked the way I look. I haven’t become prettier. I haven’t lost too much weight. I’m still wearing glasses with a nerdy look. I probably look older.

I’ve become more mature. And hence the acceptance.

Changes — can be good.

Until next time,


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  • Neha
    27 August 2010 at 8:46 am

    ok, there is someone I can relate to. I have blogged about a similar thing. I do not care about how I look. Nor am I worried about aging part. people say that I am too thin, and some envy me as well, but I love myself the way I am and I urge everyone to do so. I have got a few grey hair but that does not worry me. wrinkles will take time as i m yet to reach the age. but not too far also as I will be thirty in a couple of years. I love to wear specs so i have a zero number glasses. and I find geeky look hot 😛

  • ItsNu
    27 August 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Me Likey 🙂 Accepting yourself in whatever you do and however you’re is the best thing one could do to oneself 🙂

    I like the change in the template too 🙂 A mature look 😉

  • susandeborah
    27 August 2010 at 1:40 pm


    It is a wonderful feeling to like us as we are. Only when we love ourselves, it radiates through others as well. But sometimes I notice that this feeling slightly alters with mood-swings. The gray, wrinkles, laugh-lines are all fine milestones of the ages we have passed and the paths we have trodden.

    Life is much more beautiful when one welcomes all the changes 🙂

    Loved this self-revelation!

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Joy always,

  • Quillan Smith
    27 August 2010 at 4:00 pm

    How we look is all relative no more important at 75 than it was at 25 – it’s how we feel that counts.

  • Titaxy
    27 August 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Good for you. Here’s to your maturity and here’s to changes 🙂

    😀 I don’t think I’m still there yet…I constantly find myself complaining about my weight. sigh. I’ll get there, one day…some day 🙂

  • Magali
    27 August 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Nice! I don’t know when I’ll reach that level of acceptance. But I know that I’m getting there!

  • Celestialrays
    27 August 2010 at 9:46 pm

    🙂 thats one post that could have been super whiny, but the positivity in it took me by surprise! way to go girl 🙂

  • Renu
    28 August 2010 at 4:50 am

    Acceptance is the key to happiness.

  • Psych Babbler
    29 August 2010 at 6:35 am

    Lol at wearing glasses despite not having any number. I must say I prefer glasses to contacts. IT makes me look more intelligent! =) And you don’t have wrinkles yet? Geez, that means I’m really stressed with work probably…I’m not yet 30 either…probably similar age as you… =P But I’m not too fussed….

  • Psych Babbler
    29 August 2010 at 7:07 am

    Yep for sure Nu! And thanks re the template…been playing around for days trying to find one I like!!!

  • Psych Babbler
    29 August 2010 at 7:21 am

    I agree in that this feeling does change with mood swings…I was obviously in a good mood the day I noticed a new strand of grey… =) But yeah, only when we accept ourselves and love ourselves, can we expect others to love us for who we are…hope you had a good weekend…

  • Psych Babbler
    29 August 2010 at 7:22 am

    Hehe…I feel 35! =D

  • Psych Babbler
    29 August 2010 at 7:23 am

    I must say T, I wouldn’t want to put on more weight. I’m happy with my current weight.

  • Psych Babbler
    29 August 2010 at 7:24 am

    You’ll get there…you are a lot younger than I am…

  • Psych Babbler
    29 August 2010 at 7:55 am

    Hehe…I was in a good mood…not whinging about stuff… =)

  • Psych Babbler
    29 August 2010 at 7:55 am

    I totally agree….couldn’t have said it better myself!

  • pallavi
    29 August 2010 at 11:52 am

    Good for you, PB. Itseems it takes women to reach their 30s to ‘get comfortable’ with themselves. I certainly believe in that!! Not hinting at your age btw 😉 but your post just reminded me of that 🙂

  • Psych Babbler
    30 August 2010 at 10:50 am

    Hmm…30s huh? Well, I did say in a post last year that I was 25 going on 30 or 35…that’s what happens when you are too mature in the head! =P