I've had those wrinkles on my forehead since I was five. Too much squinting with light-sensitive eyes, I suppose. So, I'm used to them, but they are more pronounced these days. I've been wearing fringe in recent years to hide them, and make me look younger. My pores are bigger. I have a lot of sun spots, those started in my twenties, and were officially noted at twenty-seven. I remember because I saw a dermatologist shortly before my wedding and he double-checked my chart to see how old I was. "You are prematurely aging." Yes, thanks for saying so, may I please have the prescription for excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) so that I don't have Niagara Falls from my pits on my wedding day? Thanks.
So yeah. That's me, multi-tasking--on the phone with my mom while taking a self portrait in my bathroom on a warm summer afternoon.
Here's to a great 37th year.
*I didn't do anything to these photos besides a midtones bump on the bottom two.