For that matter I look even less like the avatar photo above that I have been using here on my blog, on Ravelry, and on Flickr.
So here is me now. Yeah, like I said, I've aged a LOT! Wondering what the heck happened?
Well, a number of things I think, the most unavoidable being a hereditary phenomena.
I remember that while I was growing up my mother always looked much younger than her actual age. Most people underestimated her age by at least seven years and often commented that she looked too young to have children of our ages. The same thing had always happened to me ---- until recently.
I remember one time going to visit my mother when I hadn't seen her for quite some time. I was shocked at how much she had aged in such a brief period of time! It seems we hide our age very well ---- to a point, and that point is our 50s, and then as though a magic anti-aging spell has come to an end, we rapidly catch up and show our true age!