Sunday, October 26, 2008
Can a person honestly say that they enjoy getting older? Because that is how I have been feeling since I turned thirty-seven a few weeks ago. Though I have never been the type to dread a birthday or a wrinkle, I have felt my happiness intensify recently. I feel like I am in a middle place between remembering all of the great things I have already done in my life and then getting excited while making my future plans. I love how I feel pretty 'experienced' in life but I know I still have so much more to learn. Although there is an obvious obsession with youth in our country, I still would choose the place I am at now over my life at age twenty in a heartbeat. Being younger was fun and I loved it, but for me it doesn't compare to being able to step back and say, "I feel smart and settled" and I don't have to deal with the drama of those years. I think it is a good thing to have a passion for not one or two things in life but for life itself.