Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 33: What Do You See When You Look In the Mirror?


What do you see when you look in the mirror?

For me, it depends on the day.

For example, today I see someone old and not particularly pretty.

Not that the two go together – not at all what I am saying. I think you can be older and be gorgeous – like Helen Mirren, for example.

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She’s stunning! #total60shottie #goals

What I am saying is today, when I look in the mirror,  I see puffy eyes, deepening wrinkles, and a woman who is – today – afraid of failing.


Yes, I know just a couple of days ago I bragged about not having a fear of failing – or aging – anymore. But today I am feeling older and a little uncertain.

I’m tired out by pursuing a dream and not quite getting there. #yet

I’m questioning myself, my abilities, and some of my decisions. Not normal for me, for although I am extremely introspective, I don’t often second guess myself. I mean, I’ll spend way too long reviewing my options, weighing the pros and cons, but once I decide, I don’t look back too much.

I just look forward.

Unfortunately for me today, that means looking into the mirror.