The beautiful thing about getting a little older is that the things that you were once a slave to, are gone. You become confident in yourself and the way you look, without seeking validation from anyone else. I’m not entirely sure why this happens but believe me, it does.
And I know as well as anyone that it feels like only a couple of heartbeats ago ,we were twenty-something years old, dancing around our handbags in questionable nightclubs, to the melody of Whitney Houston. HOWEVER, It’s also probably time for us to face some facts. Hands ups who still feels like 1990 was only ten years ago? Well, me too but to be honest, I’m not sure I’d want to go back there because with age, comes wisdom and confidence. Which also means that getting older doesn’t mean it’s all doom and gloom.
In fact, there are a great many things that come along with getting older that are quite liberating and exciting. Especially when you no longer care about those little things you once did. For example:
1. I no longer feel obligated to wear high heels.
For high-heeled fashion, I have endured back pain, rolled ankles, bunions and the mother of all blisters; and all of this, just to look good. Well I thought I looked good but in hindsight, I probably just looked like a baby giraffe that had recently learned to walk. Now I’m all about comfort and style, because those two concepts can in fact, coexist. Yes, I’ll wear a heel from time to time, I’m just saying I’m much more selective with my day to day footwear decisions. How great does it feel NOT to be a slave to fashion?