Category: Aging

My New Career as a Yoga Model : Why I’m Done Hating Pictures of Myself

I’ve always hated pictures of myself. Maybe it’s because I’m shy and introverted.  Maybe it’s because of a lifelong dissatisfaction with my size and my looks.  Maybe it’s because I’m a vampire….just kidding, I’m not a vampire, everyone knows vampires don’t show up in photos.  Anyway, I’m always the person ducking down at events when a photographer comes by, hiding…

Being 50 is Weird

I remember when I was a teenager and  30 seemed so old.  Now people who are 30 seem like kids to  me.  I turned 50 last December and I’m finding it all very weird. The 50s are particularly charged in our family.  My dad died at 55.  His sister died at 55.  I’ve had at least 4 cousins die in…