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I love your website (Grisel)

I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times. I love your website.

I am not a mother. I am a 36 year old Ph.D. student who was doing a search for “real women” when I came across your website. Now that I am officially middle-aged, give or take, I felt I needed to see what other women my age look like. The women in my program are actually older than me or younger than me, so I thought I’d look online to see what women en masse look like in their mid-thirties. I didn’t get much on-line.

Instead, I got your website and boy do I feel silly. I was truly humbled by the strength displayed by all the women there. I’m wondering if I look as good as I did when I was in my 20s and these women, most younger than me, are displaying scars of one of the strongest loves known to man: that of a mother.

Needless to say, I now realize that I look just fine and that I will ALWAYS look just fine because we, as humans, are meant to display what we’ve accomplished physically. Whether it is age, or motherhood, or calluses from dancing, or cancer, or a surfing injury, or whatever the world may throw you, your body is the account of it and we all have our scars, wrinkles, laugh-lines, moles, grey hairs, etc.

Anyway, thank you for indulging me. Thank you for your website. Thank you for thinking about what women need.

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2 comments… add one
  • mary Monday, March 10, 2008, 2:03 pm

    middle aged…??? holy crap! you’ve got 14 more years to go until that. enjoy your relative youth.

  • Grisel Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 10:19 am

    Hi Mary,

    14 more years to middle age, huh? 50 years old is middle age? Well, I hadn’t planned on living a century, but I suppose positive thinking won’t hurt me. :) Thanks for the faith in my genes!

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