So far no one has asked me whether I have had anything done…but I did and I will continue to because I look and feel wonderful. I have had comments like, "You look really great!" and " Have you been on vacation? You look so relaxed and happy".
It took me a great deal of courage to have the little help called Botox. I did much research and debated endlessly within my mind. Would I feel shallow and overly concerned with my appearance? Would I become addicted to trying to look younger than I am? Would it work or would I be one of the 'rare cases' we occasionally hear about where it goes slightly wrong and someone is left looking tight, awkward or with odd lines in the wrong place?
In the end it was a picture of me that my young son took on my camera that did it. The lines around my eyes were certainly exaggerated by the light and an unfortunate angle but it made me think about where I was heading. If I left it any longer then it would have been obvious. That was my rational for getting it done before it was too late. Then everyone would know and I would be explaining my reasons for the rest of my life. As it is, I got in before anyone can be sure why I look brighter, fresher and about five years younger.
So that’s part of my secret but the other part is that I have not and will not tell my husband. Does he need to know? Well, we usually share everything and so it felt odd at first having a little secret hanging around. He would go crazy about the cost though and I don't need any guilt about this. Nowadays the media screams at women to keep looking young and as I pay about the same in gym classes I can justify it. After all, what good is a relatively toned body with a wrinkled face!
So, I am totally happy with the results and wanted to inspire any 'would-be' Botox users. It has changed the way I feel about myself in a good way and although I am going to keep it 'my little secret', I wanted to confide somewhere how happy I am, and how glad I took courage and made it happen. As the girl from Loreal taught us, I did it "because I'm worth it".