Why are we so afraid of aging?
Especially woman. Have you ever thought, why are we so hard on ourselves?
I am about to turn forty and am just so tickled about it. But if you hear from a girlfriend, they will tell you a different story. It is a story of grief, sadness, feelings of missing the boat, or even betrayal of their own body getting a year older.
But why do we feel this way? Is it society that portrays twenty-year-olds as the staple of vitality? Or is it our self-worth that has not yet been developed? I am curious about this topic.
When we talk about dating an older person, people always say age is just a number. But when it comes to our birthday, watch my friend, cause all hell is about to break loose, right? Isn't that ironic?
The way I see getting older is a badge of wisdom. The wealth of knowledge, experiences, moments that take your breath away can never be compared by a number. Getting older excites me because I know something unique is about to happen- curious with anticipation. When you are curious, it opens you to endless possibilities.
When I see a woman older than me, who radiates confidence, wisdom, joy, and beauty, I can't stop looking. That is a sight to be seen. A woman who embraces her unique self as a whole is like a moth to a flame. This essence is within her that radiates out like the sun. Have you seen someone like that? Why not be the leading example for your peers if you haven't?
That is one of the most amazing things about being human; we get to choose at any given moment what we want. All you have to do is ask yourself excellent questions like, "Who do I want to be? What do I want? What do I want to create? What do I want out of life? Who do I want to become?"
So, if you have a big milestone birthday this year like me, LOVE yourself for it and know how lucky you are to have the vast wisdom that comes with big milestone birthdays. I can not wait to see what I learn, experience, and grow into. Life is truly an adventure, and to live life to the fullest, we must celebrate.
"Don't regret getting older. It's a privilege denied to many." -Unknown.