I notice my body changing.
It happened in my 20’s also, in a specific shift, when I went from being sedentary to active.
This time, it’s the other way around. Things are softer and they are settling. I have begun to show my age. I notice it, especially, during the times in my cycle when I’m bloated and retaining water.
I’m so fucking thankful that I reached this stage in my life having done the work I needed to do not to be crushed by this hyperawareness. Long ago, I thought not being young and pretty would have been just about one of the most soul crushing things imaginable.
I rarely use mirrors anymore, and I am also the most well adjusted I’ve ever been.
The number of lives I’ve lead, even just so far, staggers me sometimes.