While the negative’s are easy to linger on, there’s a positive side of getting older that is far more rewarding than to consider.
Then there’s my son. I’ve talked about him a million times, but he has changed me for the better. I don’t fret if there’s a speck of dust on the furniture when a guest shows up out of the blue (and yes, I used to have a near nervous breakdown over something so insignificant). So what if not everything is perfect. We’re a happy, healthy family. That’s what matters. I have patience because of him. I laugh and play like I did when I was a child. Life is fun!
My friends are extremely important to me. Not just my best friend, but all my friends world wide. How amazing is it that I have friends world wide?! It’s mind boggling! And every single one of them bring something fun and unique to my life. I’m better for having known them all.
So what if I’m getting older. I’m getting better in the process. They say age doesn’t define you, but I disagree. There are those who learn with age. They grow wiser with each passing year. Then there are those who will be forever stuck in the past. They do not grow with each passing year, and they will never learn to be better. True, getting older is scary and sometimes sucks, but there are far too many benefits that come with age to keep one’s attention on the past. So, come on thirty-eight. It’s time to celebrate the person I am today, revel in the woman I’ll be tomorrow, and leave the girl I once was in the past.