Isn't it interesting what the world likes to look at? and strange to think how nosy we are!
I'm talking about social media. Thanks to blogging I flit in and out of social media, updating statuses on Facebook, retweeting on Twitter and posting photo's on Instagram. It's so easy to simply click a 'like', no reading involved, not much time and effort needed, just scroll and click!
Me? I 'like' holiday snaps, crocheted creations and food photo's. (I know, hardcore eh!) I can take or leave cute pets, and I'm all for a bit of a healthy lifestyle (amongst the sweet treats!) And as for pouting photo's, arrrgh! pouting really grates on me, I just can't cope with a duck face! Maybe it's because when I once tried, I simply looked like a goldfish! What's wrong with smiling and looking happy? surely that's better than looking as if you're blowing up an invisible balloon!
Anyway, this morning, I had nothing in the house but fruit (I should probably go shopping) But at least it's a healthy breakfast option, so I plated up some fruit, made a coffee and snapped a photo, yes I'm one of those people! I like food and I like to eat! I definitely eat with my eyes first so if I think it looks yummy I share it sometimes! (I know I'm a cliche! I also like to read menu's before I go out so that I can drool over the courses, but maybe that's just me!) Anyway, I posted my pic on Instagram and declared I should go shopping because the whole world needs to know right?! Half an hour later my photo has been liked over 100 times! Yep 100 people have liked my photo of a plate of fruit and a brew! (It's a new PB!) It's funny, "oooh a food pic! - Like!" and pretty amazing too. It's strange to think that 100 people from all over the world have the technlogy in their hands and are nosy enough to like my breakfast!
Now, what to photograph next!
"So in a few years time when you're around 44/45 it will be a different matter"
These are the actual words coming out of my opticians mouth. I'm only 39!! (very youthful obviously) At least let me cling on to my thirties with all my might! (and my sight!)
The optician tries to recover,
"It's not a bad thing, you've done well not to need glasses for the last ten years considering your work"
I look at him and glaze over, it's too late, he's mentioned 'down to age' and 'as you get older' Apparently I have 20/20 vision still so I'm pretty pleased with myself (someone pass me a lollipop!) But, blahdy blah, my eyes will no doubt deteriorate blah blah and I'll be buying glasses for my 44th birthday! The cheek!
Only last month it was the Drs, 'you'll be alright for now but in a few years it will be different'
Apparently heading to 40 brings with it a whole new world, my entire life will change and I'll be a different person crumbling my way through the years!
In the pharmacy today I heard the lady on the till next to me address a young girl as 'madam'! Madam!
Firstly if I was this gorgeous young 20-something I'd be demanding a 'mademoiselle' and secondly if she's a madam what the hell does that make me?!
Check out this list of 40 things that happen when you're 40. How many are you nodding vigourously to? Me? I agreed with 14/40 so I figure I'm still young! However, I could add a few:
1) I crochet
2) I like to bake
3) I check every switch, window, door and light before getting into bed.
4) I own a butter dish
Despite these and in my defence, there's also some obviously youthful (not quite wreckless) things I do:
1) I go on holiday with hand luggage only! Yep if it doesn't fit, it aint coming!
2) I still wear heels (ok it's occasionally)
3) I sometimes go out without a coat! (sometimes even when there's a slight chill!)
4) I no longer double confirm hotels, (yes I used to confirm and then confirm again!) Now if we go on holiday and the hotel is botched up, there'll be somewhere else or there's always the beach!
See a list of free spirit youth right there! 😁So stuff age and stuff the world that insists on highlighting my fourth decade which lingers on the horizon!
I vow to look in the mirror and be thankful for life (even if it's while pulling my cheeks backwards to see how young I once looked)
I vow to face each day with a positive and non-paranoid attitude, unlike in my twenties when I may have thought the entire population cared about how I looked!
And I Sarah, 39 years of age, demand to be ID'd when buying wine because I just don't look old enough!
I will embrace more holidays without checking-in queues and I loudly declare, Stuff 40, I'm young at heart!
(All cheer, and wave arms/fists/hats in air in frenzied support!)
Thank you, thank you, you're too kind. 😉
Today is the day, the dreaded weigh in! (Cue dramatic music)
I'm excited and worried and I'm walking to the weigh in for exercise! Go me!
I'm excited because I feel good, I'm not bloated, I have more energy and I think my double chin may be receding! Woohooooo! I'm worried because I've never dieted (I hate calorie talk) and think I'll be frustrated if I don't see the scales say something smaller than they did a few days ago!
I already have my back up, I'm three days early for the weigh in because I'll be away on the date we arranged and between me and you, my lady time must have added a few pounds right? (too much information? sorry but these are desperate times!) I marched all the way, music in ears, raring to go and after taking my boots off (of course) jumped on the scales. (The scales that have been temperamental in even switching on) And there it was, staring right back at me, not caring that I'd refused cakes and chocolates and walked my ass off every day, but right there, the same bloody weight I was four days ago!
Okay so I felt relieved that there were no extra pounds, but bloody angry that despite my only treat being a 38 calorie watery hot chocolate, nothing had even changed! We ranted and blamed my friend's dodgy scales, declaring that next week we would march into the chemist to use their industrial scales and hope they don't flash neon lights and sound alarm bells! Wish us luck!
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