I almost called today’s post To Bare Arms or Hair Today, but I guess there’s plenty of beauty salons that have similar names. They do love a pun it seems.
Earlier this week, I happened to fall upon an interview with someone who’d given up on leg hair removal and embraced her body as is (Source: A moment that changed me, The Guardian). You don’t have to have read that to read the rest of this, but I would say the interview and upbeat experience may chime with you too. Or not 😉 We’re all different.
As i finished reading it, I was struck thinking that it was good to know someone had found what worked for them. It is their body and their choice, right? Why should Shah have to conform?
I found that other than being happy to read someone had found their mojo, that much of what Shah said about her confidence and self acceptance stayed with me. Okay, from the other direction – not being hairy – bit still the similar.
As age, medication, and/or infrequent epilation takes its toll, my leg hair is finer and paler. I’ve said before that the outside parts of my shins have gone bald, but the leg hair around the knee and thigh areas are quite visible.
Currently, it’s not bothering me and I think that’s a good place to be. To not be at ease in who you are, well, that’s not a nice place to be is it?
But, thinking back the the end of Summer last year and the long run of Autumn/Winner with pins that felt right, helped. That and the genetic good fortune of light hair on my arms. All of that helps me to feel okay about who I am. Sure, it would nice if that pesky leg hair was gone all year, but you can’t always have it all.
If there’s a point to this post today, I’d say it’s about finding what works for you and enjoying what you have while you have it. To worry about the future, well, okay Climate Change!, but on a personal level, enjoying the moment or what might be can be good too.
PS: For readers of a nervous disposition, I should point out in the above photo, I was wearing a dress. Please, don’t imagine anything else. Well, unless you want to be put off your food 😁