- My hands. I NEVER used to need lotion. No matter what I did to my poor hands, the skin never got dry. Here lately, my hands get so dry they hurt, so I have to go slather on lotion. Also, they get dry enough that you can see white, ashy traces of lines all over them if I don't put on lotion several times a day.
- The gray is taking over. I've been getting gray hairs since 1996, but it was usually only one or two here and there. Now, I've got enough grays growing in that my natural hair color always looks washed out, and certain areas have so much gray they show up as streaks when I look in the mirror.
- Laugh/frown lines. For the most part, my face doesn't look much different than it did in high school (well, except a lot more fat). But, I'm starting to notice laugh lines around my eyes and frown lines on my forehead that don't immediately go away. If I look really closely, they don't really go away at all. I make it a point to not look really closely.
- Diet. I still crave those rich, ooey gooey desserts and greasy pizzas, but find my body exacts revenge later if I do. So I've been modifying my diet (for the most part). Sometimes I break down and have a brownie or some pizza, though.
- Attitude. I used to not notice or pay much attention to age differences between me and people in their 20s (or younger). Now, I notice a VAST difference in our attitudes. I have very little tolerance for their party-hardy, irresponsible, whiny ways. I used to just do a mental shrug and figure, "well, they'll grow up eventually."
Friday, September 03, 2010
Friday Five: Aging Edition
Despite my occassional jokes about getting older, I don't really think much about it. In many ways, I don't feel much older than I did in high school. But there are exceptions. Listed below are the five major ways in which I have noticed I'm getting older.