Tuesday, March 9, 2010

What does a grown-up look like, anyway?

Sometimes I look at pictures of people I went to high school or college with, and they look "grown-up." Trendy, or even frumpy (frumpy in a non-chalante, no cares way, not a bad way). But still, they look "older." Or they look..."put-together." I feel like I just look the same. This isn't really a downer post. But honestly, when I look in the mirror, I don't look like anything has changed. I feel like my hair looks the same every day, I've worn the same glasses for three years (thank goodness for a tax return that will help me get some new ones soon, maybe even try contacts again!) and I just look like...me. Well, who else am I supposed to look like, right? But that's not my point. And I know that "what's on the inside matters most," "I am an adult..." "I have a different hair-cut than last year," etc....that's not the point today either. Honestly I really don't know what the point is. It's not to complain or have poor self-image, or ramble...so, that's all. My oh-so-wonderful thought for the day. I think it's ok to say that frustrates me sometimes...


  1. I get this, totally.

    But I think its okay to say frumpy in a bad way.

    I ran into Matty W at the grocery store parking lot on Friday night. I was so surprsed to see him. My first phrase was, "Wow, you look like an adult!". I mean, he had a beard and was so tall.

    I had to wonder what he thought about my physical appearance. I had a baby on my hip and my clothes are anything but hip.

    I still feel pretty immature and unglamorous these days. When will I progress past pony tails and whispering during meetings?

    I think you look pretty much the same, or at least pretty close to the same... what do you think about me??

  2. As someone has known you from your most babiestsest-ness....it IS hard to tell sometimes, because I've known you at every moment, every stage....but I have to say, you very much look "adult" to me (did that sound weird??). But I think, too, that because I love you SOOOOOOOO much, and I know your heart, I see you more as inside and outside combined...if that makes sense. It might not. We're related, so you know how that goes. Love you!