Monday, August 30, 2010

Age is Just a Number.

This is what most younger people say to older people to make them feel better about their age and also what older people say to themselves when they're in denial about how old they are.

It's the truth. Face it.

But, let me tell you a little secret ...

Come in closer because I don't want those young folks to hear what I have to say. (Notice I said "folks" like most elderly people. Youngsters don't understand that terminology. Or the word "terminology." So, I'm pretty safe with my comments.)

I wouldn't trade my age for anything.

Age is so much more than just a number.

I've lived my whole life to get where I am today.

Would I want to be 28 again? No way. I'm way smarter and wiser than I was back then.

Thinking about going back any younger than that is just ridiculous.

I was a child.

So naive. Still learning so many things about life ... being a wife, a mommy, a child of God, a woman.

I think I actually lost my identity there for a while.

I am way more in tune with who I am and who God's created me to be now.

I love my age.

I feel good. I feel confident. I feel happy. I feel secure (except when I'm insecure about stupid stuff I shouldn't be insecure about, but that's a whole other issue).

Now, let's be real here ... would I trade my physical appearance for that of my .... hmmm ... let's say ... 23 ... no, let's make that 20-year-old self? Most definitely YES!

But, honestly, that's it.

Just the body. Just the physical appearance. How superficial and vain. So not important.

I'll take the wisdom and knowledge I've gained over that any day. It's amazing how much you learn over the years through both good and bad experiences. And, believe me, I've had both.

I embrace my age, no matter how many people take jabs at me because of it.

Like the sales clerk at Sephora this weekend, who, in a very concerned manner, questioned whether or not I used under-eye cream and moisturizer ... Yeah ... she did. I gave her this expression.
And, said, "Of course, I'm using moisturizer. Duh."

So, get off my back, Age! I'm happy with the number I am and there's nothing you can do to make me feel bad about myself. I will challenge you at every cost. Bring it on.


{Jodie} said...

I'm completely with you. Once was enough. I wouldn't go back to any age -- because then I'd just have to work my way back to where I am, and NO THANK YOU.
Like you said, the ONLY thing I want from back there is my body. I really want that back, but I wouldn't go back there just to get it. No way José!

Jill @ Live Laugh Blog said...

I'll be 28 next month - And I feel like I'm finally "finding myself" - but what I love is that I'm finding myself in Christ. I've been a mommy for 5 years (today!) and a wife for 6. I was 21 when I got married...
It's been a journey and I'm looking forward to the rest of it.

Also, because I'm nosy - what kind of foundation do you use? I never knew you had freckles - until I looked at the past picture!
You're gorgeous!