Birthday 2017

Apr. 18th, 2017 11:57 pm
tara: (TOS: Uhura noble)
'Twas my birthday yesterday. In my early thirties, I struggled quite a lot with getting older. It probably didn't help that so many of my good friends are significantly younger than me. Recently, however, I've begun to appreciate the benefits of being in my late thirties. The biggie is that I've suddenly gained the ability to stand up for myself. Apparently it's true that women become more assertive in their middle age! The other thing that I've noticed is that I'm starting to slide into the category of Too Old To Be Visible To Men, and I am a big fan of that.

The latter thing is boosted by my being overweight. It's funny, because I have struggled so much with accepting my weight for my entire life, even when I've been significantly underweight. Now that I'm properly overweight, I'm generally not too worried. I know that the extra weight is the side effect of me looking after myself. I can be stout and not-suicidal, or an average weight and wanting-to-die. When that's the choice, it seems a pretty easy one. And I will totally wear jeggings in public because my comfort is more important to me than strangers being horrified by me being plump and comfortable.

I have a wife who loves me the way I am; all other opinions are irrelevant.

June 2017

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