Today, while doing some sketches, I looked in the mirror to see what face stared back. Then I let my subconscious take over the drawing. The inner vision goes with my fresh haircut, but my outside feels a little old and tired. Maybe all my self-portraits will reveal some of the true me, as I imagine myself when no external image reflects back at me.

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  1. Hi M!
    I celebrated my 65th last October, but I identify with and feel like a teenager perhaps, or a ten-year-old schollboy. Maybe, at a pinch, I could be middle-aged. But no way do I feel, or look (so I’m told!) like a woman in her sixties. God no! I feel like I’m in the wrong body.

    My story is that I started my full recovery from depression and anxiety five years ago after a medication crisis, and I’m working on rebuilding my renaissance soul life. So far so promising. I don’t identity with the majority of my age group and neither does my brilliant soul-mate Husband.

    I don’t like looking closely in the mirror – scary! – so my view is that I can’t stop age encroaching, but I can certainly do something about my appearance. I never wore make up in the past because, frankly, I didn’t really need it, but now I’m happy to wear it if it makes me look like the cool glam gran that I’m aiming to be. I think it’s working. And Husband and I are working on the behaving like a couple of teenagers part, without the bad stuff that can accompany it. Again, I think it’s working. 😊

    Anyway, there you are – that’s my story.

    Jo, Hampshire UK – artist/writer/renaissance soul/steampunk, wild west & ghost nut/traveller/mental health & lifestyle blogger Creating My Odyssey – Liberating the Real Me After Thirty Years Of Depression and Anxiety


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