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Day 284: f*ing friday :: facetime

12 Oct

Today continues the weekly series, F*ing Fridays, which will coincidentally occur on Friday. In Year One, I mentioned some of my favorite F words back on Day 5, including: Fearless, Fabulous, Fine, Fun, Faith, Freedom, Forgiveness, to name a Few.

Last week I dove into the words front porch

Today’s F*ing Friday is dedicated to the word:

As in, brown spots.

I’m trying not to fear the wrinkles and brown spots staring back at me in the mirror.

It’s just, well, they are so …THERE.

Part of me panics about it, fretting, worrying, wondering: When did this happen? How did this happen? 

And part of me just says: Get over it, girl!

My reaction literally depends on the time of day, the amount of sunlight pouring into the crevices in the corners of my eyes, and my facetime.

I mean, seriously, the last time I Skyped with video camera pointing directly on my face with my bestie Sara inside my computer screen, I almost passed out at the person staring back at me. Who was the woman with the brown spots under her eyes and the wrinkles around her mouth?

With a small tremor of terror I slowly realized…
Oh. My. God. That’s. Me.

Other than those small heart attack inducing moments, I am really fine with my aging face. I accept the brown spots and wrinkles on most days as badges of honor and with as much lovemore+fearlessness I can muster.

But it doesn’t mean I would pass up the opportunity to smooth out or lighten up. So, today, I was pretty psyched to see a box arrived for me at the new address.

A box full of skincare products.

Hey, it’s worth an f*ing feel-good try. And, I’ll report back if I see results.

Plus, it’s not worth living in fear of the brown spots in the mirror.  Unless, of course, they are from organic, sugar-free, chocolate ice cream, smudging the corners of my mouth!

Have a good weekend (full of the good, sweet, brown spots)!

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