No, I never became that much of a different person.
I'm still the same really.
But still 'a girl'.
Years ago I decided not to do resolutions. They just end in guilt and shame, both of which I don't need.
And I learned it's okay to gain 10 pounds every 10 years of your (my) adult life.
What a relief.
I will very soon be 2 years from 70 years old.
That is sobering.
And yet, a relief.
I like settling down with my gray hair, and sagging jowls (though a face lift and brown hair color could tempt me).
My gray and jowls may not get me major respect, but they do give me a certain nod, or an open door, or a seat to sit in when most of the chairs are taken.
And I can roll my eyes when I read about the fashion do's and don't's for 2020. As if they matter.
Well, they do matter, if you want to be 'with it' - or 'IN', as we used to say.
So I'm being kind of a 'curmudgeon'.
I kind of like that.
And yet, I love hope - and faith - and newness of life.
But I really like settling into my own skin.
It is relaxing.
I am ready for this new decade.
Well, ready or not..... !!!!!!