Ageing Gracefully

Ugh, I have another birthday coming up. In fact its a very monumental birthday as it’s always had such a strong sense of significance in my life since my young age of 15 or 16. I always thought I’d die young and well, I almost did. This past May during a motor vehicle accident. But no, I’m alive yet I’m only feeling partially viable. Death would have been so much easier, I think. So maybe that day was all it was, a wake up call. That was a day I envisioned all these years…but it wasn’t death that rolled me to my undertaker, merely the notion of its trauma  has given me “another chance at life,” my Oma once told me.  So why then, am I so discontent of growing older? Am I that vain or in remorse that all I could have and wished for failed at its fulfilment.  Nonetheless, I have a loyal Man by my side whose Otter sense of abilities keeps me challenged , a Pug child who curls his tail with my every smile. They are both ageing with me and just maybe I can start saying “Im _  years young.”

Why is it for a some of us, a significant birthday or a near death experience awakens our desire for change, whether that be a career choice, having a family, perennial hobbies or taking care of our bodies more. I’m noting all four significantly. I’m now experiencing life head on and it’s looking back at me and I’m thinking “Wow, fix me.”  You see, it’s both the physical appearances and rooted fervent desires which adhere to how I feel. Twisted right? Perhaps what I hoped I’d have accomplished back burned. Thus leading to this translucent emotional distortion. I’m just trying to take care of everything as orderly as I can, going step by step repairing the evident physical appearance from the outside and then within. A bit twisted some may say, but for me it’s the dawning of my days…..

So, with all that said, I commence a beauty review. I’ve given these Lancome products 4 full days of trial and I am so happy with the results! The Primordiale Nuit skin recharge has visibly shown supple results and glowing skin! The Photogenic Lumessesnce smoothing makeup is flawless and light, feeling very weightless while it distributes its tint evenly across my skin. The Hypnose mascara in onyx color very easy to apply and has definitely added volume to my lashes. Plus the shape holds very well without caking my lashes even after 4 applications! I highly recommend these products and am happy that I’ve graduated to another beauty product. With age comes change and my beauty routine must adhere as well. 

Great packaging.

Simplistic design.

No Photoshopping here!

23 thoughts on “Ageing Gracefully

    • Jeni Johnson says:

      I just saw your comment, I’m so sorry I missed replying. 🙂 The lip color is Loreal Naturally Nude ( gold squared matte line) Thank you for stopping by!

  1. cloudoflace says:

    Well, loved that piece 🙂 It is absolutely true that one needs an incident, might be a pitfall, in order to start thinking of & doing better during the ‘present’ time in order to prepare best for what’s coming 🙂
    You are beautiful! I am sure you will be aging gracefully 🙂
    Oh, & I too love Lancome’s products!

  2. leblogdemarie says:

    Happy Birthday, Jeni! I concur with what others have said—not only are you beautiful on the outside but on the inside as well! Best wishes for a wonderful year!

  3. Modmissy says:

    Jeni – although I have never met you I believe you to be a beautiful person. But beauty is only skin deep and your beauty goes much deeper than that. Through your writing I have met a warm, sensitive and sharing person. You met adversity bravely and have been a pillar of strength. You notice little details in life and take time to smell the roses. I once read that age is only a number for the decipher. Each year I remember this as I blow out more candles on my birthday cake and feel stronger for it. So here’s to you. Happy Birthday! And P.S. – I know I am older than you and life from up here is good!!!!

    • Jeni Johnson says:

      TY so much for your pleasantries and for eloquently conveying your thoughts on my topic and relative perspective of aging. I love the strength you form every year. Most of us grow wiser, some grow bitter and some never grow up at all. 😉 I’ll try my best to take care of the seed that has grown this rose in which I am tendering to. 🙂

  4. clarkkent07 says:

    Amazing page and amazing journey.. Though you have found that something else is truly in place… This moment and the next.. all are within beauty and all are within us together… We get to breathe the air of this experience… Deeply breathing in love and exhaling a deeper place the inside has allowed us to find.. Always remember you are a soul having a human experience rather than a human who has a soul.. One comes before the energy of a greater intelligence… Thank you for sharing!


    • Jeni Johnson says:

      TY for commenting. I truly understand what you are trying to convey and I wholeheartedly agree. However, I love my Soul, it’s now the vessel that needs a bit of caring as well. Regardless of its temporary existence, the elements that our bodies are made of will return in another form. Why not care for it just the same?

      • clarkkent07 says:

        You came here with it.. Things changed when someone showed you how to think.. how to stress, how to not feel that in you and be through thought.. Which changed how you experienced and see everything.. If you watch a baby or a child you will realize they can feel their soul completely.. When learn from things such as don’t touch the stove you will get burned.. Then your mind becomes the protector to protect you through your life from getting burned.. This is a false reality.. When you embrace the true nature of soul you now can realize you will hear the mind yet you don’t give it the same weight.. Something more connecting shares a stronger essence in you. It is why you stare at those mallards or birds the way you do.. You can feel that something is truly in every movement that makes more sense.. It is the gateway to making this human experience and the other experience seemless. You have a higher ability of consciousness.. let it expand.. Notice I said expand not grow!

  5. My Lucite Dreams says:

    A Happy Birthday to you. You are beautiful and should have no trouble doing anything but aging gracefully, but I hear you and I as well try my very best to maintain. I am so glad you have had the opportunity to walk away from the accident with a newly found zest for life.

    • Jeni Johnson says:

      Ty so much and thanks for validating that’s it’s okay to care about our beauty routines. I think preserving our lives in all the ways we can lead to happier lives! Hugs!

  6. Bashar A. says:

    Very well said… I really liked the part of how we need an “incident” to wake up and make that change to enjoy life. All the best Jeni, and make sure to let us know when is your actual birthday so we can sing for you 🙂 hahaha

  7. prewitt1970 says:

    21,25? 102?? Jk. 🙂 I hope when your birthday comes its the best one yet.!

    • Jeni Johnson says:

      Ahhhh, thank you. One of the biggest wonders of our lives! Is there a next one……? I hope so, whether I remember my previous life or not. 😉

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