I've been seeing this challenge on social media for a few weeks now and I'm really enjoying it. So many of you haven't aged at all! When they say 'black don't crack' chile, they mean it. I haven't seen many of my melanin free brothers and sisters post their challenges so I can't speak on y'all. But I'm sure they are just as amazing!
I decided to not post my pics on my IG or FB but to post them here in my blog and to discuss my feelings on the challenge. While I see many people posting their pics to show the physical signs that aging has had on them, or in most case, the #glowups, I wanted to discuss something more on the blog that would be too long for a FB post. If y'all are like me, you sometimes roll your eyes when you see a post and you have to hit that see more... to finish reading it. LOL
I wanted to talk about how I feel after the past 10 years. How I look isn't that important to me. Mainly because there are filters to fix that. Shout out snapchat and these fancy schmancy phones for that. I'm sure some people will look at my pictures and think I look better, while some will think I look worse. What people may not see is how I feel. I'm happier, I'm smarter, I'm more at peace, and more importantly I'm closer to God than I've ever have been. My ten years wasn't all BLISS... I've also made some huge mistakes, hurt people, been depressed, been in therapy for anxiety, been lazy, been disconnected from God and generally in a bad place spiritually.
Aging takes a toll on us all. Our bodies aren't designed to live forever. Physical changes are inevetable. While it's good to see how drinking water, eating vegetables, and rest has kept us looking and feeling good, it's also important to take stock of how you have grown over the past 10 years and how you will continue to grow over the next ten!