Old age spots, scars, and wrinkles – Over the years, I am finding more of these imperfections showing – old age spots, scars, and wrinkles. But you know what? As much as I used to dread getting them, I now find that I am actually proud of them.
They are a badge of courage and strength after all the difficulties, abuse, surgeries, and life experiences. They are a testament to what I have been through. They show that I have lived, not just existed, and I have survived. I have earned every one of them, including the large 6-inch scar down the middle of my chest, and I am honored to display them as a stamp of life.
Do they make me look older? I hope so! I don’t want to look like an innocent girl or a perfect unblemished robot. We are here to experience this world, to be human, and to live fully. Life is not all sweetness and light – there are many difficulties and much crap that we all need to deal with. That’s all part of why we are here on earth in a human body.
And having a badge of survivorship on my body to document and validate some of what I’ve experienced, is absolutely fine with me.
Are you proud of yours?
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