Writer’s Workshop for 07.09.2020

Surprise! It’s almost a day late!

The prompt I chose for this week’s Mama Kat’s Pretty Much World Famous Writer’s Workshop is “Share the most recent image you published on Facebook or Instagram and give us the back story.”

Okay. So….50 is coming at me like a freight train, y’all! This was taken after getting my hair cut and styled yesterday for the first time in over a year. (Estate business and it’s accompanying travel and stresses kept me pretty busy for most of that time, then the retail holiday season kept me working, then Covid happening…you get the picture. No time for a salon visit.) So I mentioned in that IG post that usually all I see are my flaws when I post selfies. That doesn’t stop me from doing it, but it also doesn’t stop me from cringing the first few times I see a photo of myself, especially when I notice a new problem, or a worsened flaw. I also mentioned that I am trying to learn to give myself a little grace. I don’t notice flaws in others’ photos, only unique features that make them one of a kind. I’m trying to learn to see myself that way as well. But I was so happy with my hair that I wanted to show it off, and I was promptly humbled by all the kindness I was shown.

I guess this is growing up? I guess 50 is as good a time as any to do that.

What’s the backstory on YOUR latest social media photo?


  1. Patty says:

    Great haircut, Kim. Love the graduated style, longer in the front. Compliments you, perfectly.

    Enjoy it, you’ve earned it. Hold onto it for as long as possible, kind of like “holding onto sixteen as long as you can” from John Cougar’s “Jack & Diane”. Somehow, at least for me, life dragged along until…50 arrived. Since then, it’s moved along at a furious pace.

    • Kim says:

      Thank you! My jawline is actually square (though it might not look it because of my chin), so I always have to have the front framing my face and longer than my jaw.

      My life started moving on at a furious pace when I hit my forties. I can’t imagine what this next decade is going to be like!

  2. Liz A. says:

    You look good. And your hair is cute. We are always way too critical of ourselves. I know, I am too.

    My last Insta photo? I have no idea what it was. Likely something I was knitting.

    • Kim says:

      Thank you! Yes, we always see the things in/on/about ourselves that we don’t like where others see nothing at all, or only good things. It must be part of most people’s natures to be that way.

      I love your insta, and seeing all the cool things you’re making!