As you all know Memorial Day is a very special American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May. It honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.
I have family experience with veterans, so this day is personally meaningful to me. But as I mark this day it got me thinking about my memories of youth and beauty and aging! There’s that saying “youth is wasted on the young,” what does that actually mean? That you don’t know how good you have it, you are not wise enough to understand and be grateful for what you have. Being young and healthy makes matters worse, as it is often young people (myself included when I was younger) who think they’ll never get old, and the things that happen to other people will never happen to them!
I remember the days when I could go to sleep in my makeup after a night out with friends and my skin would be none the worse for it. Now, if I do that my skin looks sallow, tired, drier, crepey! Same as with what I eat or drink. I could be less careful with my diet and not much would happen to me as a result, now if I eat something that’s too greasy, my skin looks less radiant. I used to be able to drink alcohol and not worry about how much water I consumed, now if I don’t hydrate after a drink, my skin looks dry, dull and lifeless!
So what is my point? Do we lament our youth or do we adapt? I have had no choice but to adapt to each age I find myself in. Yes my body isn’t as fast, or energetic as it was when I was 25, but I can cheat it into being better! I can have IV nutritional therapy to help boost energy levels and endurance, immunity and beauty. I can use specific anti-aging treatments to boost the radiance of my skin, hair and nails. I can even trim, slim and tone my body with Morpheus8 RF Microneedling or EvolveX. So really it isn’t as much about what once was, but what it can be again, with a little help.