"fauxtanical hydro-jargon" The whole thing was great; thanks for posting it, Poppy Fields.
(confession: I edit photos before sharing on facebook, and use the teeth-whitening effect often! )
your path is beautiful and crooked and just as it should be
Then I thought about it. Yes I was older, yes I was a bit heavier, yes my legs hadn't seen the light of day in years. So what?!? Everybody changes with age & all in all I still looked pretty darned good for my age & was willing to put on a swimsuit. And none of those beach people were ever going to see me again anyhow & didn't look perfect either. I accepted myself like I was.
So I went back & found one that didn't make me look younger, firmer or thinner, but looked good on me just the way I am. Definitely not an old lady suit, but age appropriate (Tankinis hide a lot & flatter other stuff).
Who cares that we don't look 21 anymore? We're NOT 21 anymore. Accept ourselves & have fun.
Life's not a competition.
"Success is getting what you want; Happiness is wanting what you get."
I don't swim, so fortunately, I've never had to worry about the whole swimsuit issue. Besides, beaches aren't exactly a prominent feature of South Dakota.
I don't have a problem continuing to wear shorts in my fifties, however. I don't wear sleeveless tops much, but I never did--not because of what I looked like in them but because I sunburn so easily that unless it's really, really hot, I'd just rather wear something short-sleeved and have less exposed skin to worry about covering in sunscreen.
I do not, however, care in the slightest that I'm not going to tan--I just don't tan the way other people do and never will and there's nothing I can do about it. I'm going to wear shorts anyway, and if people can't deal with my pale legs, it's their problem, not mine.
I dont tan either.I have white legs. I use a self tanner on my legs and arms, just a little. I love my shorts
I love it. Ya'll are all fantastic!