It’s my birthday!
I don’t tend to make a big deal out of my birthday.  OK, that’s putting it mildly.  I actually shun it!  But I’m celebrating this year because my b-day marks another big day: the birthday of our blog!
Yes, Beautyskew is one year old.
Thank you all for being fans and readers.  I love your comments and tips.  A big shout out goes to Amber Hopkins, my devoted and brilliant colleague who does so much behind the scenes to make the blog what it is.
Now that I have gotten my feet wet, I can’t wait to build the blog into something even more exciting.  Suggestions are welcome!
You may be saying, enough of the blog talk.  Why are you avoiding your own birthday?
I’m not avoiding it per se.  My husband and middle son, Boaz, are in Texas all weekend for the National Chess Championship so, for starters, there’s no point in having a big shindig.  Plus, I’ve always hated having parties on my behalf … oh, yeah, I’m also a lazy hostess.
But, really, I think I’m a bit reluctant to celebrate.  Surprisingly, it’s not because I fear looking older.  I think older women, if they take care of themselves, are gorgeous — a mixture of hotness, wisdom, and confidence.  And I know, many of you, including my husband (thankfully), agree with this.
This reluctance stems from a nagging voice in my head that continually asks: “Is this all there is?”  There’s no question I am so grateful to be married to a wonderful man,  to having 3 healthy, amazing children, to be living in the best city in the world (sorry to those suburbanites out there), and to being healthy.  And yet, I still feel I haven’t totally fulfilled my potential.
Sure, I have years ahead of me.  But let’s face it, the world isn’t as forgiving to women the older they get.  Interestingly, I got some great advice from someone totally tapped in to the marketing and advertising world.  She said, believe it or not, “agism isn’t the problem as along as you keep on looking good.”  Of course we have to build our skills and talents as we age as well, but looking the part matters a ton.
With that advice, I’m going to look forward to another amazing year, searching for the next adventure, and all the while looking and feeling as beautiful as I can.
Hmmm, I think I figured out my birthday present … some fancy new make-up!

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