Yesterday I posted this photo on my Instagram page and asked a couple of questions:
Is it okay to have peach fuzz (facial hair)? I don’t shave mine off, do you? Thoughts?
I got a lot of responses.
The answers ranged from not caring at all, to caring deeply about this topic. And, yeah I know this isn’t the deepest of pondering’s, but it did bring about important personal views and opinions from most.
And that’s what I found interesting.
I’ve recently joined a Facebook group of women my age, and we’ve been busy learning about and supporting each other. It’s been fun and educational as well. We are a diverse group interested in many varied aspects of midlife, aging, beauty, health, home, and more.
Everyone is supportive and positive, but I’ve already noticed a vast difference in what’s important to each of us. Some are passionate about exercise and health, others about beauty and aging, some are coaches and teachers, a few are dedicated to style and fashion, and a few to personal growth.
The reason I’m bringing this up is I am finding the majority of the women my age are wise, opinionated women, who also respect other wise, opinionated women.
I’m learning just how individual we all are, even as we are going through some of the same challenges in life. I honestly don’t know that I understood that in my younger years. For me, I used to believe I had to “take a side” and then defend my side.
But there are many sides, all of which are right.
Maybe one of the perks of aging is learning that it’s okay to be ourselves. But more importantly, it’s okay for others to be different than us.
Even if it’s just over facial hair.