Irony. I fear the appearance of aging. Yet, one effect of married life for me is that I’m no longer afraid to go out sans makeup (unless, of course, the occasion calls for it) and, sometimes, (EEK!!!) sans sunscreen (that’s just pure laziness on my part). I no longer experience anguish over going out barefaced to run errands. With that said, I do make an effort on most days.
Perhaps my lack of hesitation in going sans makeup has less to do with being married and more to do with my gaining more confidence with age. Come to think of it, I’m more comfortable in my own skin than I’ve ever been in my life and that feeling has increased with every passing year. It’s as if I have a banner stuck to my body that reads, “I may still have much to learn but there are many things I have done and learned about and, because of this, I know what I’m doing and what I’m talking about (for the most part) so deal with it. I am who I am, thankyouverymuch.”