|Educated Hood Chicks||
It’s the eve of my 37th birthday, and so many things are running
through my head. I mean, it’s just another day right? I’ve been 36 for 365 days now,
(leap year last year), but something about actually having to say “37” out loud was
at first a little troubling for me. I’m getting “older” and there’s nothing I can do about it.
The crazy thing is though, I still feel young. Where does the time go?
While at first I was feeling a little depressed, and thinking, I’m getting
“old,” I came to a realization, that I’m only as “old” as I feel, and honestly
I don’t feel old at all. Despite my teenagers making fun of me and constantly
me telling me, “mom, you’re so old,” they know what’s up, and so do I. “I’m
jamming on the one.”
I met a woman this weekend who is 93 years old. She was sporting
a jumpsuit, and her hair looked so healthy and vibrant. Thinking
about her helped me to decide that I’m going to make a conscious effort to stay
young and heart and young at mind. No, I don’t wish I was 17 again, or wish I
was back in high school, I love my life and how it has evolved over the years.
But I’m going to keep life fun. I’m going be happy. I’m going to make others
happy. Happiness, I believe is the secret to staying young. Frowning and being
mad all the time only ages my face. Letting these kids stress me out, no more,
stress does nothing but age my body, I’m already finding grey hairs all over the
place (if you know what I mean), I don’t need anything extra “greying” me up.
My time is now..
Tomorrow I’ll be 37 and I’m proud of that. While my age is getting
higher in number, I’m not getting “older,” I’m getting wiser and happier, and
thanking God for each new day. Instead of complaining about getting old,
I’m now thankful for the time. Time that will be used making love to my
wonderful husband and time used spending quality time with my bratty kids;
I’m not wasting any more time pouting about my age; I’m going to enjoy this
adventure that is my crazy life. And if you’re feeling the way I was about getting
older, I encourage you to do the same thing. Laugh, smile, stop complaining,
make love to the one you love, enjoy raising your kids and enjoy your crazy life too.
I am a wife, mother of seven and a lawyer. The life I live is a crazy one, but I love it and wouldn't trade it for the world. I hope what I share can be an inspiration to others, but I will settle for it just giving someone a good laugh!