And that my dear is the truth! In my mind I'm the same person, more or less, that I have always been. Sometimes I am truly startled when I look in the mirror and see an aging person. What the hell happened here!
You know, when the bloom is still on that rose, it never occurs that you will look like one of those old people. I surely would be different, age gracefully, causing one and all to utter "I never would have guessed her to be that old". Unfortunately, it went the other way! I look older than I am, so I want to know whose bright idea that is. I suppose I have something to do with it, as I very willingly fell into frumpdom, actually I embraced it with wide open arms!
Now there is an advantage to this. I have developed a somewhat 'off' character that I use when it suits me. The slightly odd old lady that can basically say and do what I want without repercussion. It helps when getting pulled over for traffic violations. What is worrisome for me is, I don't have to try too hard to be this character. It helps the image to have a scent surrounding your person that most people find odoriferous. Life in a barn, oh my.
So, I'm a year older, I wish I could say I'm wiser but somehow I doubt it. Just older. Beats the alternative, no doubt.