Today’s My B-day ~ Another Year Older
So I guess I should be crying as I’m another year closer to 40. Today I turned 38 and believe it or not I was not even sure how old I actually was until a couple weeks ago when I did the math. My husband thought it was hilarious because all of a sudden I said, “Wait, I’m 37 going on 38, not 38 already! Phew!” I swear after age 35 it is hard to keep up. I have to subtract my birth year from the current year. It was nice gaining an extra year back once I realized my actual age.
In any case, I think aging is not so bad after all. I really like where I am in life. I have a wonderful husband and two amazing kids. I live in a fun and supportive town in Rhode Island, and I am blessed to be able to stay-at-home with my kids. Life is good. 38 is good. Life was much more difficult while growing up and getting through high school and college. As fun as those times can be, they can also be times of uncertainty and struggle. You have to grow into who you want to be and discover yourself. I remember discovering that I could be myself and if people don’t like me for that, then they are not worth being friends with. That was a good realization and lesson to learn and made life much easier. I also found out that I could speak in front of people and be confident, hence what lead to my career in teaching. Aging has brought to me the confidence to be me and enjoy who I am as a person.
I’ve also learned that after having kids that family and your health truly are everything. Sometimes I overreact at small problems and have to remind myself and refocus on this lesson. I am blessed with a great family and good friends and no matter what other challenges are thrown at me this is what really matters most.
So this birthday is a happy one! I will not be crying that I’m a year older, but rejoicing that I had another wonderful year with the ones I love and I can look forward to another year as well. Aging is all a mindset. If you feel happy, young at heart, and good with who you are…….age is just a number. I may change my mind about this as the years go on, but this is how I feel now.
How Do You Feel About Aging?