I have a line on my forehead right between my eyebrows. This line and I … this crease … this wrinkle, are not friends.
I’m no stranger to lines on my face. I’m almost forty, so sure, there are a few.
I like those little lines around my eyes. They show that I’ve smiled a lot over the years. The dimples in my cheeks have become deeper. I like them too because they are a sign of the happiness I’ve experienced.
The thin line on my forehead though, that can go to hell.
I see it when I catch my reflection in the mirror when I’m tired, or worried about something. I used to be able to relax my face and it would disappear, but now it remains. A nasty reminder of what a cranky pants worrier I’ve been over the years.
I Googled it the other night. I thought there might be some magical cream or potion I could use to remove this line.
The first thing that popped up was an explanation about scowl lines or frown lines. Scowl lines! Scowl. Lines.
It was a slap to my wrinkly face. Have I really scowled, whinged and whined so much over the years that I have a permanent reminder on my face?
Was it the sleepless nights when the kids were babies that started this indentation in my face? Do I spend too much time wondering if I’m doing this mothering gig right? Did it start a little earlier with our journey to conceive? Who am I kidding? Even when I was in high school I was known as a worrier. My face knows it and I do now too.
There’s no point wondering why or how it came about, I suppose. It just did. It’s just life and getting old (or older I should say).
I’ve been taking more notice of my face and body as my 40th birthday approaches. I’m not in too bad shape considering. I may have a scowl line on my face, wrinkles on my chest (WTF please go away), and my hair is full blown crazy 90% of the time, but I’m happy.
Happy to be here enjoying life and learning a little more about myself each day.
So, while I hate your guts, thin scowl line, I know that you’re just a small part of my life story and a reminder to worry less and laugh more!
What about you? Do you have any wrinkles or anything else about your body you’d like to bugger off?
Linking up today with Kylie Purtell for IBOT.