"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
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. - H.L. Mencken .
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!