There are so many things that I have learned to embrace with age. Turning 40 two years ago didn’t bother me. Maybe it’s because I feel the wisdom that comes with age is attractive. Confidence brings a power that I feel that only with age can you honestly embrace. However, there are a few things that I have learned to love a little less with this whole aging deal. This is why doing a sponsored post for Poise works for me – I mean, come on, let’s just face it, we aren’t quite the same as we were 20 years ago. There are things you can do to help you along without stopping you from living your life.
Let’s talk hair. I have been coloring my hair since I was about sixteen years old. That was for fun. Now, I do it to help hide my gray hair. I am at this point mostly gray, which keeps my friend and hairdresser Tiffiny in business. I will say coloring my hair at this point isn’t an option. It helps keep me confident and feeling less my age for sure.
Keeping it Real at 40
My life has me constantly on the go. With this lifestyle brings lots of adventure that sometimes more often than I like, remind me that I am not as young as I feel. I have learned to grab a few of my travel essentials when I go to Walmart. I always carry along some extra ibuprofen and or Epson salt to help relieve some of those aches and pains that I tend to deal with when I travel. Sometimes I have to sit too long or be on my feet all day. It really depends on the event I am attending.
I go mostly to Los Angeles to cover the entertainment features on my blog. I have made it a habit of hopping off the plane, dropping off my bags and then going for a hike. For years, Runyon Canyon (currently under renovations) has been one of my must-dos while in LA. I like to get some exercise in my weekly routines to keep myself from sitting all day while working on the computer.
With the type of busy I tend to be, and the kind of activities my job has me doing, I find that one of the issues I have to deal with that is not fun, but it’s part of life, is light bladder leakage (LBL). Trust me, I stay hydrated, so my bladder is rarely empty, so if I am hiking, or even walking the red carpet, and especially sitting on a plane, I have to protect myself from any chance of not being protected in case I laugh, cough, sneeze or just stand up.
From hikes to red carpet events, I am glad that I can continue to feel confident in what I do without letting LBL affect my life. Wearing protection helps, so add it to your Walmart shopping list if you struggle with LBL like me, and gain some of that confidence back by doing the things you love. Really, why let anything hold you back?